How to travel for FREE!

If you dream about traveling, whether it’s across the country or around the world, now is the time to do it. But you’ve probably made the excuses to yourself and to others that you don’t have money to travel, right? Well, let me say this: even if all you’ve got is the weekend, you can still really pack in a lot of incredible adventures by … Continue reading How to travel for FREE!

A million excuses not to travel–and how to shatter them all into a million pieces

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Sure you might have a MILLION EXCUSES–but you also have only ONE LIFETIME. You decide. These excuses are just a few of the ones that get thrown around the most:

1) You tell someone who is traveling or has just returned: Oh, I’m so jealous, I wish I could do that! You CAN do that, you just haven’t considered all your options to make it happen. What options? Well, that’s why this blog exists, to help you figure out what travel options are best for YOU.

2) You beg traveling friends to send lots of photos or emails of their journey so you can “live vicariously” through their experiences. This makes me sad. But there’s NO time to be sad because you’re on a mission! It’s high time you stopped wallowing and galloped away on your own freaking fantastic adventure so you can then barrage your friends’ inboxes with 500 photos to prove it. More on that later…

3) You work a full time job with just 15 days paid vacation a year. Um, hello, what about weekends? Especially the longer 3 or 4 day weekends! And what about “sick days”? Don’t tell me you’ve never called in sick because you had a hangover or your cat was throwing up. At least frolicking about on a mini travel adventure would be a lot more fun and memorable!

4) But where the hell can I go for a weekend that would be even remotely interesting? Okay, this is a truly ridiculous excuse. If you’re able to take a flight, then I don’t wanna hear it. Skip to the next excuse below. If you are planning to travel by car, bus or train, then STILL–what are you talking about man! I know a girl who works, full time, in a big city in Texas, and each weekend, she and her boyfriend go check out some fun little tiny Texas town–and they have made some wild discoveries. Remember, it’s the journey….well, you know. When I was living in Prague, I’d sometimes show up at the nearest bus or train station, check the schedule, see what towns were just an hour away and buy a ticket to some random place I’d never heard of. Fun times and mystery guaranteed. Plus, you save money because you aren’t going very far.

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