20 Reasons to Quit Your Job and Travel

13. You’re still young

If you compare how the older generation travels with how the youngsters do it, you’ll see that the interests vary wildly. That’s not a bad thing though! But you have to take into consideration that you’re more likely to risk a lot more when you’re young. You probably care less about comfort, you’ll go skydiving and most importantly, you heal from hangovers faster!

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14. Experience international romance

What if I told you that I’m Brazilian, my wife’s British and we met in New Zealand? I’m not saying you’ll be as lucky as we were, but if you’re single, traveling might be the best way to find the love of your life. You’ll also have the chance to experience another culture in a more intimate way and you’ll never be alone.

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15. Spread your knowledge

Have you ever considered teaching English abroad? Nowadays the demand for native speakers is super high and the pay can be competitive. Usually, you need an undergrad degree and some sort of TEFL certification for the best jobs and a proper visa, but you can still find something even if you don’t have either.

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