Just Book the Trip

Alexandra Tsuneta
Sep 5, 2019 · 3 min read

Why you should travel right now.

Photo by Simon Migaj on Unsplash

Listen, the Amazon is burning, the world is full of terrible people, reading the news is a disaster, and Donald Trump is president. What the hell are you waiting for? I think a lot of the time, as humans, overwhelmed with everything that is going on, we tend to hold back on doing the things that we actually want to do, like travel and experience new things. I’m here to tell you to go, book the trip, there is no time like the present, especially if you are young.

I have been talking about going to Bali for years; what a dream, a tropical island that costs little to nothing to hang out on, and it’s only a very, very long plane ride away. It’s tangible, it’s a real thing you can do — visit the most beautiful places on earth. Often I won’t book a trip because of the money, I’m an overthinker so I don’t want to just jump the gun. What if I lose my job? What if I die on the plane? What if, what if?

Photo by Sean O. on Unsplash

I’m done overanalyzing and here’s why you should be to:

There is so much going on all the time right now and very little room to actually breath and enjoy yourself. Frankly, if we don’t take time to take breaks we’re all going to be miserable, exhausted wrecks. Having a little bit of credit card debt, in order to experience amazing things, is a great trade off. I can tell you right now that going on a dream vacation is not going to be something that you sit and think about way down the line, wondering if you should have just stayed home.

The point is, you don’t have forever. You have right now. The older you get, the more attached you are to your creature comforts, the more responsibility you have, the less likely you are to take the trip. So take it now.

I just booked my trip to Bali, after debating about it for two years. A little bit of panic set in, and then I realized — who cares?! Is this going to be something I regret doing? Or is travelling going to be something that inspires me, changes my view on life, and allows me to connect with my husband for a little while. We can finally take a break, and you should too.

Prices to travel are extremely inexpensive right now, you can go to Paris for $139 dollars. If you don’t want to go to Paris, go somewhere else — but stop holding back because you think that spending the money is a bad idea. I’m telling you, it isn’t. When have you ever regretted a vacation? As human beings, I think that it is time that we let go and allow ourselves to have new, amazing experiences. Pretty soon, it will be too late.

Don’t wait, book the damn trip.

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Alexandra Tsuneta

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digital nomad | queer, Jewish, she/her | ☕️ | degrees in sociology and women’s studies | socials & patreon: https://linktr.ee/a.tsuneta

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digital nomad | queer, Jewish, she/her | ☕️ | degrees in sociology and women’s studies | socials & patreon: https://linktr.ee/a.tsuneta

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