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3 Harsh Truths About Traveling The World I Think Everybody Should Know

Number one will probably shock you…

TRAVEL STORIES BY GABE
Digital Global Traveler
6 min readMar 25, 2024

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A man in a grey sweater standing in the middle of a road.
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With almost 40 countries and hundreds of cities under my belt, there are just so many things about traveling the world that I wish people knew before they embarked on a new adventure. Allow me to share three of them with you. They might sound harsh, but trust me, they’re necessary to hear.

3- Not every destination will live up to your expectations

A man in a floral shirt posing in front of the Statue of Liberty.
Don’t think I’m happy just because I have a huge smile on my face. I simply HATED visting The Statue Of Liberty. I found it super overhyped. It’s not even tall enough. Photo by the author TRAVEL STORIES BY GABE

Traveling to new destinations can be both an exciting and enriching experience, but the reality is that not every place will live up to your expectations. It is natural to have high hopes and preconceived notions about a destination based on research, reviews, and word of mouth. However, sometimes reality does not simply match the idealized image in our minds.

Many things can influence how we view a place before we even get there. They are the movies we watch, the travel bloggers and influencers we follow, or the tour companies that we trust to plan our trips.

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TRAVEL STORIES BY GABE
Digital Global Traveler

I am a poor kid from a Favela (slum) who visited 30+ countries. My moving stories will inspire you to achieve your travel dreams no matter where you come from