Travel ain’t for sissies.
When people talk about their retirement plans, they most often mention “travel the world” as something that they intend to do when retirement day comes. Of course, I think that is a great idea! On the other hand, I think it’s a bad idea. I say, see the world NOW. And keep right on doing it.
First of all, what if you love your job so much you don’t end up retiring? (Don’t laugh, I know those people.) What if you find you can’t retire even though you may really want to? Does that mean you won’t ever take that long-awaited trip to Italy?
Do yourself a favor. Make travel a priority. It is enriching beyond your wildest dreams. The Eiffel Tower in a magazine is not the same jaw-dropping experience as it is in person. You can’t get a selfie in front of it unless you’re actually there.
The older I get, the more difficult it is to trot all over this amazing planet and not feel old in my bones. Travel ain’t for sissies. It takes stamina, fortitude and guts.
Do your kids a favor. Make travel a priority. They will thank you later. Open their eyes to the wonders of creation. Seeing how the rest of the world lives is educational and humbling, and inspires gratitude for the comforts we all take for granted.
Seeing the world shouldn’t be saved for something to do later. What if there’s no later? What if it’s too late?
Make travel a priority. Save for it, plan for it, do it. That $5 a day latte habit will get you a latte a day. Do you remember all of those lattes? That’s a bunch of empty cups. $5 a day in your vacation savings fund will get you a nifty beach vacation before you know it, and I guarantee that you will remember it.
They say that travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. I’m not sure it’s the ONLY thing, but it definitely is enriching. Don’t just take my word for it. Do it.