Over the last month or so, I’m sure you’ve invested in a gorgeous pair of shoes, a nice handbag, or a bomb hairstyle that you’ve been wanting to get that you will soon forget about. You probably also have been wanting to plan a trip but said you “didn’t have the money” to do it. Well, your money probably went to those popping shoes you couldn’t resist, that to die for a handbag you just had to have or that hairstyle that you thought would look so good on you. The truth is, all of those things expire at some point in life. However, when you travel, those memories and experiences you make will last a lifetime. Trust me, traveling is worth the investment!
Millennials as a whole have always talked about how bad we want to make traveling the world a continuous “thing”, but we’ve never done it. So, this year I set a goal for myself to travel to at least five countries before December so that I could create memories that I could hold onto forever. To date, I’ve been to four countries: Netherlands, France, United Arab Emirates, and Jamaica. I will reach my goal by the end of the year! Thankfully, the percentage of millennials traveling abroad has increased to 88% this year.
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Top 4 reasons why traveling is worth the investment:
- Traveling allows you to make memories– Traveling cuts out your daily routine of work, school, and whatever else you have to do. When you travel to a different place that is different from where you live, you get to experiences other things that you wouldn’t at home that you will never forget.
- Traveling gives you a new appreciation- When you start to travel to different countries especially countries where people are less fortunate than you, you begin to appreciate your life a little more and the things that you do have. The things that you don’t have become small problems.
- Allows you to get cultured and educated- The world has different cultures that are filled with their own beliefs, morals, and values. One of the greatest things you get from traveling is to embrace another culture and see the world through the eyes of another while learning great life lessons.
- Forces you out of your comfort zone- When you don’t take risks you never really reach your full potential. Traveling abroad will send you into a ton of uncomfortable situations. It forces you to meet new people with completely different lifestyles and cultures, and also navigate through a place where you don’t speak the same language.
I’m investing in experiences that I will NEVER forget. This is a lesson about investing that I’ve learned from the wealthy.
So what’s stopping you from traveling again?…I challenge you to pick a country that you’ve always wanted to visit and book a trip before the end of the year.