Traveling is a Mindset #12: Don’t Wait

If you want to see the world, don’t wait. If you have the opportunity, take it. Travel tends to be one of those things that people think they can put on a shelf until later in life. If you are truly passionate about it, you need to come up with a plan to act on it sooner rather then later. Postponing is simply a waste of time, unless you are following other goals in life that take precedence.

Start to put some money aside on a regular basis. Whether it’s $1, $5, $20 or $100 a month, anything is better then nothing. I can honestly say that if I waited to have enough money to travel, I never would have traveled. 

My point is not to suggest that you go broke to travel but take note of what you really want in life. If you are waiting for the day you get rich to travel, you may never do it. You may get rich; you may not, either way you don’t want to regret not living your life to the fullest in the moment. If you want to travel, make it a priority whether your bank account is overflowing or not and make it happen. 

What first step are you going to take to make your travel dreams a reality? Know someone who is spending their life waiting to do all the things they want, send this to them for a little inspiration to get moving now!


  1. I totally agree Sarah, waiting for the 'perfect moment' will never come. Enjoy life and follow your dreams. If they are dreams of travel, then travel, work then work. Everyone has something that drives them and we should pursue it with passion.

    Andy (from BackpackingDiplomacy.com)

    1. Well said Andy, thanks for reading. I look forward to reading about your adventures on your travel site and twitter. It's inspiring to see others like you following their dreams.