20 Travel Myths That Shouldnt Hold You Back

If you’re dying to travel the world as soon as possible, but everything you read or watch makes you have second thoughts, I’m here to open your eyes and bust those annoying travel myths! Here are 20 myths about travel you can safely ignore:

1. It’s dangerous

The media keeps showing you horrible news from around the world, but it’s not representative of the truth. To see the good and welcoming people every country has to offer, you’ll just have to see it with your own eyes.

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2. You’ll be lonely

The truth is that lonely is the last thing you’ll be, even if you’re traveling solo! If you stay in hostels, it’s actually hard quite hard to be alone as there’s always something going on.

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Antonio Guillem / Shutterstock

3. You’ll struggle if you don’t speak the language

This would be true a few decades ago. Nowadays, you’d have to go deep off the beaten track to find a place where no one speaks English. Plus, you’d be amazed at what you can communicate with simple gestures!

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