There is no terror in the bang…
Despite the hurdles, traveling is worth it.
Our organization dedicates a lot of time to helping people understand travel safety. It’s something we have become accustomed to after planning travel for organizations for years. We can focus on safety so much that we can make travel seem burdensome to the common person. Especially when you combine it with the many blogs dedicated to budget, flights, and planning. The fact is, despite the monetary, safety, and comfort hurdles of travel, it’s worth it.
Some watch the news and see the variety of issues facing the world and wonder why they would want to travel. Our answer has many parts. One, it’s not as bad as it seems. Two, we haven’t met anyone who regrets an international trip if they go with an open mind. Three, you can’t experience the knowledge that comes with going to a foreign place, without going to someplace foreign.
It’s not as bad as it seems. Despite all the international chaos you see on the news, most travelers can avoid unnecessary risk. With simple research, such as going to the U.S. State Department travel website, or following our blog. You can reduce the chance of putting yourself in danger. People who travel will be uncomfortable at times. If you travel with an open mind and understand that not everything will go according to plan, you will enjoy it.
You will have flights delayed, bags lost, and there will be food you don’t like. If you understand this, it will keep you from a mindset where you can’t enjoy the positive parts of travel. I consider these setbacks a good aspect of travel. They help you learn to adapt to changing situations, learn to deal with things you may not enjoy, and you realize most setbacks aren’t serious.
Despite setbacks, travel provides experiences and knowledge that you can’t get any other way. The feeling of walking through a historical city like Prague, or taking a taxi through an emerging metropolis such as Mumbai is unique. You will have the opportunity to see how a culture different from your own lives. If you look, you can see how your society has influenced theirs, and how they have influenced yours. With enough time and experience, you may be able to feel a part of this culture. It’s an experience unlike any other.
So despite the stress involved with planning and budgeting travel is worth it. We will continue to publish concerning news and travel safety posts, but it’s not because travel is menacing. It’s because we believe you should prepare for and expect the problems that may arise.