I know I cannot be the only one that has gone through talking me out of a holiday every year, even if it is a well deserved trip. People stopped taking my holiday plans seriously because of all the postponing I did. I always had the best reasons to dodge leaving the comfort of my home – but it was not worth it. If you know someone who needs a vacation and is dodging it, here are top 5 excuses for not travelling he/she will throw at you, so be prepared.
“I can’t afford a trip right now”: I really could not afford to go on my first planned trip to Sweden, and it had become the default excuse for many postponed trips. Travelling may be expensive, but it is not something that you cannot afford with a bit of planning. All those unnecessary, non-emergency stuff you keep getting could wait till after you have travelled and enjoyed yourself.
“I have worked”: That is such a lame excuse! Anyone with a regular job is entitled to at least one week of holiday. And for those of you that think the office work will collapse without you, think again.
“I do not know the local language”: Is there no sense of adventure? Besides, where you can get everything translated at the touch of a button on your phone (not to mention all the useful old-fashioned handbooks and guides you can pack in your backpack), there is hardly any place where you cannot get help with languages.
“I do not know where to go”: This should make it all the more fun. Close your eyes and choose a location to visit. Go online, find out what people are enjoying in the world right now, and get out there! It is as simple as that.
“I’ll go someday”: Procrastinating about it is not going to help bring it closer to reality. There will always be reasons and excuses to make you put it off till later. What you need to do is put your foot down, make those reservations and actually go. It is the only way you are going to make that holiday.
These were my top 5 excuses for not travelling. Do not fall victim to these excuses; make a plan tonight, make reservations tomorrow, and start packing.