This week I hit a life milestone. I transitioned out of my 20’s and into my 30’s. In the past, the thought of turning 30 was always followed by a flop sweat, yelling at the top of my lungs, and a mild panic attack.
However, as this new decade of my life clicks over like the hands of a clock, I find that my nervousness has been replaced by excitement.
The main reason for this is because I am totally in love with where I am in life.
I spent at least three months out of every year in my 20’s traveling with the exception of one, in which was I was busy working, tying up loose ends, and saving for long term travel.
I’m not going to lie. It hasn’t always been all fun and games. I’ve had some hard moments. Some of these have included endless debates with myself about whether I should look for a career or risk everything to see the world.
I also have suffered the discouragement of many people that have said that what I was doing was wrong. Plus, traveling and working is not always easy to balance.
Traveling full time is like anything else in life. It takes hard work and passion to accomplish your goals.
I’ve fought through the discouragement, doubt, and more sacrifices than I care to mention. However, every single moment of it has been worth it. I have found that the rewards I get from traveling far out way the sacrifices.
Looking back, I realize that I am obviously not the same person I was at 20. Travel has completely effected every fiber of whom I am.
So in honor of everyone out there (still in your 20’s) trying to make your travel dreams come true, I thought I would share 20 ways in which traveling will change you, and some of the benefits of traveling the world.
LIFE LESSONS YOU LEARN TRAVELING THE WORLD IN YOUR 20’S
1. TRAVEL MAKES YOU FIERCELY INDEPENDENT
Once I started traveling I quickly learned how much I can accomplish when I set my mind to it. Travel teaches you drive, planning, budgeting, and problem sloving. It keeps you young but teaches you adult skills.
I’ve been traveling the world 24/7 for the last 7 years. Along the way I have found some pretty cool places, learned awesome stunning travel tips, and had unforgettable adventures. Helping you travel is my passion.
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