Too many times we give ourselves excuses as to why we can’t or shouldn’t travel. Why we can’t go now, we don’t have enough money, we can’t afford the set back, we don’t want to go alone, we can’t have the time off and all the rest of it.
Well here is a list of why you can.
You can because nothing should hold you back from living your life the way you want.
You can because it’s about creating memories. The moments we look back and smile at.
You can because it’s educational. Richard Branson said himself that “education doesn’t just take place in stuffy classrooms and university buildings, it can happen everywhere, everyday to every person.”
You can because it’s inspiring. All the colours, all sorts of life, everywhere.
You can because of the cultural experience. Beyond the art galleries, museums and subtitled movies you get to step into someone else’s world, traditions, language, colour, sights, sounds, practices, behaviour.
You can because the world needs you to. How are we suppose to help make it a better place if we haven’t really seen it for ourselves?
You can because it’s fun. Who can argue with having a good time with your new friends drinking local beer and exchanging stories until the sun comes up?
You can because you’re the lucky one when maybe your parents or grandparents never had the chance to.
You can because time is ticking and who knows when it will be up.
You can because you are young, or at least young at heart and you should be living life to the absolute full, being a bit reckless and saving the worrying for later.
You can because if you go you won’t regret it. But if you don’t you just might.
You can in the name of self development. Outside of your comfort zone is a very good place to learn, to build confidence, to grow ideas, realise what you stand for, what you’re about, what kind of person you want to be.
You can because even though people might advise against it, it’s your choice and you know what’s right for you.
You can for the people you meet. Those that may come into our lives for a moment, a reason or a lifetime.
You can because job opportunities don’t just happen inside your bubble. They happen everywhere.
You can in an effort to open your mind to a world of possibilities you could have never imagined.
You can for the sake of humanity. When we travel we meet people from all walks of life and they lend us their perspective. A perspective that may just teach us a thing or two.
You can for your family or your future family who will benefit from your gained knowledge.
You can because if you don’t you might just miss your chance before adulting really takes over.
You can for the stories. Whichever ones you choose to create.
You can because you aren’t restricted. We take for granted how accessible the world is to us.
You can because it’s exciting.
You can for the romance. Or at least the fleeting romances.
You can because you can and why the hell not? Life is too should to justify why you can’t. There will always be those reasons no matter what stage of your life you are at.
So why not just go for it? Because well, you can.