We all love to travel, it’s part of the human life experience.
We have an inbuilt curiosity to experience and learn new things, and see new places, without which we would not be the dominant species around the whole planet.
And the good news is, technology has made travel easier, quicker, safer and more affordable than ever.
Whether it’s the annual family vacation, a longer trip lasting months or years, or a longer overseas work experience (In my case over 10 years working in several middle eastern countries, which gave me and my family the opportunity to experience different cultures and climates, and to have frequent vacations around the world).
Don’t Wait Until You Retire to Travel
We hear a lot about baby boomers and retirees travelling.
Fulfilling your unfulfilled dreams,
having regrets about your life,
a lack of money in your working life,
family commitments that made travel difficult or impractical, and many more reasons.
But the fact is, whatever age you are, travelling is easier than ever today. You can start by experiencing unexplored parts of your own country, travelling in your family car and staying in budget hotels or even better, camping and experiencing the natural world so many of us have left behind.
I have never forgotten my old school motto. “Carpe diem ” meaning” seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future. We never know what life has in store for us and there are many possible reasons why leaving your dream to travel until you retire may turn out to be impractical:
lack of mobility,
lack of money,
Adventure holidays like scuba diving trips, climbing mountains, hiking, skiing etc. are more fun and more realistic for most people when they are younger.
Older People are not more interested in Travel than younger people
The widely held belief that Older people are more interested in Travel than younger people is not the case!
I grabbed the chart below from FaceBook Audience Insights (p.s. an amazing source of information for advertisers and marketers). It shows that in percentage terms, the split of people (In the USA) by age groups, who show an interest in travel on FaceBook, is very close to the percentage split of the total number of FaceBook users in each age group.
In other words, for people over 18, age is not an accurate indicator of the likelihood of someone being interested in Travel.
Researching for this article inspired me to think deeply about why I have always loved to travel.
I have shared these reasons, in a separate article you can access at the link below:
I hope they will Inspire you too.