Every day, you’re bombarded with articles telling you to quit your depressing job or school program and travel the world instead. You’re always considering it, but you’re not sure if you’d like it. I mean, you ask yourself “What do travellers do every day? Don’t they get tired or bored?” Well, I’m here to tell you that long-term travelling is a lot like your life at home: it has its ups and downs.
When you’re back home, you usually have a main focus in your life, be it your undergrad degree, your job, kids or everything together. You pretty much know what’s happening for at least four hours of your day. The long term traveler lives in the unknown instead.
But is travel really life-changingly amazing and completely different from life at home? Yes and no! You just have different experiences, but also different problems. Let me give you some examples:
1. You Have Boring Days
“You must be joking!?,” I hear you scream! Not really.
Sometimes you plan to rent a scooter and visit that temple over the hill, only to wake up to a rainstorm crushing your dreams. You look outside your window and think you might as well buy a kayak in order to move around town – basically, your day is ruined!
If you don’t have movies, card games or nice people to talk to — or alcohol! — you’re going to wish you had your friends from home with you.