What’s Stopping You From Travelling (and What to Do About It)


Millions of people dream of travelling the world but not everyone turns their ambitions into reality. If you’re eager to experience new cultures and see breath-taking sights, what’s stopping you from booking a ticker and beginning your journey? 

To remove any obstacles, take a look at these common challenges people face and find out how to overcome them:

1. Money

If you’re worried that a lack of budget could stop you from living your dreams, it might be time to rethink your financial management. Although travelling can be expensive, it doesn’t have to be. With low-cost accommodation and off-peak travel, you can drastically reduce the level of funds you need to travel the world. 

Furthermore, finding a job that enables you to work remotely means you can operate from any location. Why work from a desk in your spare room when you can earn a living on a beach in Bali?

2. Family Responsibilities

If you have family responsibilities, you’ll need to think carefully about how you manage them while you’re away. If you provide practical help and support to ageing partners, for example, live in care might be an alternative option. For people with kids, taking them out of school for a term and home-schooling them on the road could be a viable way to realise your travel plans. There’s no doubt that family responsibilities can be challenging to deal with, but there are ways to live your travel dreams and balance your family commitments. 

3. Language Barriers

Being unable to communicate with the people around you can leave you feeling isolated, but language barriers needn’t stop you from travelling. English is widely spoken around the world so, chances are, you’ll be able to find someone who can understand you if you need to.

However, immersing yourself in a new place and culture is one of the quickest ways to pick up a new language, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself conversing with locals in a matter of days. Of course, for more complex language mishaps, Google Translate always comes in handy!

4. Time

If you want to take an extended trip, you’ll need to decide when the best time is to depart. When you’re climbing the corporate ladder, planning to have a family or hoping to celebrate major achievements with friends, it can seem like there’s always something stopping you from making travel plans. 

In reality, there isn’t always a ‘perfect time’ to travel but, if it’s one of your main ambitions in life, it’s worth making it a priority. After all, you never know what the future holds and travelling is an experience that can enrich your life in so many ways. 

Start Planning Your Trip Today

If you’re determined to travel and you can’t wait to see what the world has to offer, there’s no better time to start planning your trip than now. With a little research, you can create your dream itinerary, figure out how to manage your family responsibilities while you’re aware, brush up on your language skills and start saving to fund your global adventure. 

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