how to travel as a young person

5 Reasons To Travel While You’re Young

“Travelling unveils new dimensions of the world not known to the naked eye” – Wayne Chirisa.


A young lady was once asked, “What do you want to do now that you’re done with college?”. She replied…Hmm, I will like to either go for a grad studies or travel the world…

Abruptly interrupted by the person who asked the question, Oh! Good. Travel the world first, just travel, the results are worth the cost. She sighed…Yes, but…

But what?

The Money? Your Job? Your boyfriend?…The list goes on and on…

The “Yes, but…” seems as if we have the best of intentions in mind but there are some circumstances making coward of us. Many people are scared to do what they think is right and as a result, we wait for perfect timing which most times never come to fruition. The truth is most people that waited to travel the world never did. Whereas, many who waited for grad school or a steady job/career yet still travelled – did those things eventually.

So, what are the reasons to travel as much as you can while you are still young?

Maps of the world

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  1. Travelling changes your world view

One’s worldview is also referred to as one’s philosophy, philosophy of life, one’s mindset, outlook on life and ideology. Getting the right perspective of life is quite important while still young because it helps your growth system. Definitely at one point in life, you will look back at your life and remember your great moments and also a few of your regrets.

budgeting for travel

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          2. Travelling forces you to be more independent

Travelling as a young adult is vital to growing your budgeting skills. Several activities involved in travelling helps you control your spending, track your expenses and save more money. It will help you make better financial decisions, prepare for emergencies and focused on long term goals.

Making new friends while travelling

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          3. Travelling helps you make new friends

The quote “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” by A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh) is the perfect description of how network works. Growing your sphere of influence is an integral part of living an excellent and impactful life. Remember, human beings are social beings and our sphere of influence determines our temporal or eternal success.

         4. Travel to accumulate stories and experiences

Imagine having a pocketful of stories and experiences to share with your kids and grandkids when you’re old. Travelling avails you the opportunity to see more places, more cultures, experience different countries and their ways of life.


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          5. Travelling empowers you to take on new challenges.

At some times, life gets stressful and all you can do is to take a break to reflect on the state of things and find a way out. Travelling helps rejuvenate your senses and agility. It gives you the break needed to return refreshed and better equipped to handle whatever comes your way.





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