About 5 years ago I was doing what I do best, shopping travel prices, looking at places to go and saying to myself…someday. I really wasn’t reading any blogs at the time and I was in a state of “limbo” when it came to travel. I knew I wanted to go to someplace that was a bit daring (for me anyway) and out of my comfort zone, and here’s where it started! I was at work when my email dinged, and there it was, travelzoo with its weekly specials, damn those guys for taunting me. I remember saying to myself “and where am I going to travel this week?”from the comfort of my office. All of a sudden there it was staring me in the face, some insane deal by Lufthansa for $495.00 ROUND TRIP to Munich Germany! I sat and thought about it for 15 minutes. I thought about all the things that could go wrong if I did this and why I shouldn’t do it, do it, don’t do it, do it, don’t do it, so I called my wife and thought to myself if she is even slightly on board I’m going for it! 20 minutes later I had 2 round trip tickets to Munich in my hand…oh my Lord what have I done???
My wife and I have recently started to do some (what I’ll say is) serious traveling. The only thing that really holds us back these days is what really holds most people back, money!
This was not always the case, in fact what I think, and truly believe is, fear holds most people back from stepping out and seeing the world and all it has to offer. Now this is where I have to give credit where credit is due. My wife has been the driving force behind me leaving my fears behind and stepping out of my comfort zone, because I really am a big chicken.
You see, I’m really writing this for someone who has said, someday…but what they really mean is “I really want to travel, but I’m afraid of…, I don’t know how to…, what if…”and so on. I have been there and let me tell you that these are truly unfounded fears! I am by no means the most experienced traveler but I can honestly say I have overcome fears that have opened up a world of “where can I go next on the money I have”?