Everyone should go traveling because it opens your mind up to new experiences and cultures. You haven’t lived until you have spent a weekend in Marrakech, immersing yourself in the chaotic streets. Nothing beats the thrill of discovering a new part of the world. There are so many corners of the world waiting for us. New people to meet: new delicacies to be savoured. In the words of Bill Bryson – “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” Travel really does make us feel alive.
The benefits of travel should never be taken for granted. However, some people claim that travel is beyond their reach because it is too expensive. They want to travel but they don’t have the money for it. Is it possible to go travelling if we don’t have any spare pounds in the bank? Should we be buying our lottery ticket on a weekly basis and praying that our numbers come up? No, because if we really want to we can afford to see the world.
In reality we can’t afford not to see the world.
Travel was once thought of as a pursuit for the upper classes. You could only afford to explore the world if you were very rich. This is no longer the case. People from all sorts of different demographics, backgrounds and classes are travelling the world. You have your students on gap years, slumming it in hostels. On the other end of the scale you have your older couples enjoying their retirement. If you believe your budget is stopping you from seeing the world, then think again. Anyone can see the world! It just might require you to think out of the box a little. So how can you fund your travels?