Sell It All And Travel The World

amazing places to travel
Santorini, Greece

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

I have made the decision to follow my wanderlust and travel. I am planning on heading out next year to explore all that this amazing world has to offer.

It will be budget travel at its best. I will have to work along the way and I embrace the thought of doing this.

A lot of people think that doing something like this is a really cool idea. And of course a lot of people cannot get their head around why a person would want to leave a relatively secure life to travel the world.

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park

I find that a lot of us do the same thing every day. We are indeed creatures of habit. Travel has the wonderful ability to open our eyes. It shows us different places and different people and different cultures. Travel has the ability to make you a well-rounded person.

Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon, USA

I am interested in learning who I am as a person. I am 45 and I am still learning about myself. Taking off to explore and travel the world will help me learn more about me. Yes there will be challenges. That is the point. How will I handle these challenges? Will I crumple? What am I made of?

Summit Bridge Langkawi
Summit Bridge, Langkawi

Despite the fact that I am by nature an introvert, I do want to meet people and hear their stories. Traveling can create meaningful relationships through shared experiences. These people will give you a new perspective on things. Who knows who you may meet and what you may learn?

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Like I said, life becomes habit and thus it can become a bit routine shall we say. Maybe you are up for a bit of an adventure. How about ziplining over the jungle canopy in Peru, successfully navigating the alleyways of Marrakech, the speedboat ride in New Zealand, or a Jeep trip with the grazing animals in Tanzania to get you feeling what being an active human being is like (again).

Baatara Gorge Waterfall
Baatara Gorge Waterfall

Think of the stories you will be able to tell. I plan to write down everything that happens. I want to look back on my life and say, “I did that.” Heading out to travel provides one with the opportunity to create your own life on your own terms.

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

Machu Piccu
Machu Piccu

I am a huge history person. I love learning about the world and its people. I think the best way to keep learning is to actually travel and find out about a place first hand. What I see on a news story is probably very skewed. The school of travel is the best teacher.

petra Jordan
Petra, Jordan

I also want to just prove that I can do this. Both to myself and to others. I want to challenge myself. There should be more to life than working all the damn time just to pay for stuff we don’t really need.

I have had this desire to wander, to explore, to learn for as long as I can remember and everything I have done in my life has led me to this point.

I have this amazing opportunity to travel the world and see as much as possible before I die.

That is exactly what I am going to do.

Want to join me?

Be sure to check out How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter for great budget travel tips.

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“Quit your job. Travel. Die happy.”


10 thoughts on “Reasons Why You Should Sell Everything And Travel The World

  1. Yes to traveling the world! Young people seem to be in such a rush to grow up. Travel and see the world. Keep traveling. Learn everything you can.

  2. Yeah I want to do this too; I just finished college at age 25 and I have no urge to start a career. Why should I slave myself out from 9 to 5 for 40 years, when I can travel, live in cheap ass countries and gain whole life of experience. I wish you all the best on your trip. 🙂

    1. Exactly. I literally JUST got off the phone with a friend of mine and she says the same thing. She has a great job that she actually enjoys but she questions why save all this money for a retirement that may or may not come. We don’t know for sure that we will even make it that long. I don’t mean to be morbid about it. I say travel now. See the world. Hell you may like it somewhere and be able to work less there and have a great life. Thanks for commenting and happy travel to you as well 🙂

      1. Yeah, in my opinion it’s society pulling on you. To be honest we all want to be accepted and appreciated in society to some degree, which is often the reason we follow the path most chosen by the crowd. It’s how we socialise. You tend to take over characteristics of your friends, hence the saying: ‘you’re the average of your 5 closest friends’. Trying to break free from this social web is the hardest thing possible. Check out Alen Watts speech on the value of money and your choice in life.

      2. Funny how I just read that quote yesterday somewhere. All very true and insightful. It can be difficult at times to follow your own path. Those that do it are strong minded. Thanks a lot for the link. I will be sure to check it out.

    1. Exactly. I was thinking about this today. Winter here in Canada but come Spring and Summer I should really put everything out and either sell it and whatever does not sell will be given to people who can actually use it.

      1. I find it really difficult to sell stuff even though everything is in really good working order. Consumables just don’t hold resale value.

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