Why You Should Travel Now (And Where)
“Walang budget”, “Ayaw ko dyan, nakakatakot”, “May Piso fare ba papunta dyan?” – A lot of Filipinos have dozens of reasons postponing trips. You might have invited some friends to join you already, sounded interested at first, only to drop those cliché last minute into to trip.
Taking a vacation really does require a lot of planning, money and preparations, but some takes a lifetime just for one destination, and you wished you could just push them forward to get on with it. Here are a few reasons why you should travel now and where, while you’re at it:
WHILE YOU CAN STILL WALK
There are a lot of tours, especially group departures, that require a lot of walking, and they don’t even include the walk from the check-in counters to the boarding gates. In an era where nations emphasize on globalization and open borders, a majority of tourist sites are not PWD (Persons With Disability) friendly. Hiring someone to assist you or push your wheelchair can be expensive as well. There are tourist sites where buses can’t reach like the Treasury in Petra, Jordan.
WHILE YOU STILL HAVE NO CHILDREN
Having kids is great, but travelling with them could be challenging, especially with infants and toddlers. It is sometimes hard to appreciate a vacation when you got diaper changes, bottle feeding, tantrums and pee accidents in between programs. Besides, your toddler might not be able to remember your trip to Mt. Fuji in Japan when he or she gets older.
WHEN YOU ALREADY HAVE TEENAGERS
This is the best time to travel as a family, especially if every member is game on with the trip. You get to have someone help you with the luggage, appreciate the sites and scenery, and make the experience more unforgettable. Teens and young adults love to travel, especially most key cities of Europe. You instantly become the best parent in the world, trust us, check their social media pages 🙂
WHEN YOU ARE VISITING A PLACE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART
There is no question regarding this one, and no point of argument. When you are going to a place that is connected to your passion, you must visit it now. Take a pilgrimage tour to the Holyland, learn the origins of Yoga in India, or simply enjoy K-Pop culture in the heart of Korea, there’s no other perfect time to visit them than now.
WHILE THE WORLD IS GENERALLY AT PEACE
Even with reports of political turmoil around the world, the Earth is generally in Peace. Although scientist have moved the Doomsday clock closer to midnight, we don’t think World War III is looming over the horizon. This global status quo may not stay the same in your lifetime, so better visit places around the world before something happens to them.
Most might react and say “This is easier said than done”, but with the advancement of technology and the flourishing airline and travel industry, great deals are literally everywhere! Just set the dates, file your leave, and enjoy the trip!