Updated: Mar 30, 2022
There are plenty of reasons people may not want to travel but what if some of those reasons we've been made to believe are lies? Some of the reasons as to why people don't travel are just not true and are actually just excuses people tell themselves. Of course, not everyone wants to travel but if you are interested in any sort of travel here are the top lies I hear people telling themselves...
"I can't afford to travel"
This phase is something I hear ALL the time and that fact is for the majority of people it's just simply not true.
Travel is as expensive as you want it to be, if you want to spend thousands of pounds on an around the world trip then that's fine, but if you want to have a budget weekend getaway you don't have to break the bank.
If you want to travel you will make it your priority, once you look at your finances you'll be amazed how much wasted money most people have. Do you really need that takeaway coffee? Do need a new outfit for every occasion? You will be amazed how a few changes soon add up and if you have a dream trip it always helps to set out a saving plan to help you stop overspending.
"It's Not Safe"
Without a doubt, there are lots of unsafe places in the world with war and crime struck areas however if you look you will always be able to find a reason to not visit an area. Now that's not to say just hop on a plane and go, I'd still recommend researching an area before you visit especially if you are unfamiliar with the culture. What I would say is don't always believe what others say about a country especially if they haven't actually been there themselves, most of the time they are just reading what's in the headlines which are always the extreme cases.
"I Don't Have Time to Travel"
I currently work a full-time office job with five or six day weeks and I have plenty of time to travel. People will have different commitments with children, family or work restrictions but you don't need a two-week break to go on holiday. If you are struggling to find the time you can think about going somewhere closer to home to avoid long drives/flights or even travelling within your own country. If you only have a limited time in a destination be sure to prioritise what you want to see ahead of time so you're not wandering around for hours finding what there is to do.