Like most dedicated travelers, my vagabonding ways often spark conversations about how I get to travel. Most people chalk it up to luck, youth, wealth and a variety of other external factors. But the truth is I am able to travel because of a set of internal factors: passion, determination, courage, perspective and more. This “How to Start Traveling” series of posts will explore the most common reactions I get when people hear about my past and future adventures. The posts will cover:
- The excuses we make and how to stop making them
- “Getting to” travel: luck versus choice
- The money problem: how to afford travel (coming soon)
- Any other topics that come to me, or are brought up in the comments below (coming soon)
Note: I am writing this series for and about the kind of people that read travel blogs. Therefore, when I say “you can afford to travel”, I’m assuming you’re not homeless, and when I say “travel is a choice” I’m assuming you’re not reading this from death row. It’s not because these populations should be ignored, but rather because I can’t address every possible situation. “How To” articles are inherently general. If you feel I’m way off the mark in any of these statements, please let me know in the comments and we can discuss it!