Five Reasons to Stop Dreaming and Travel Now

People are really good at coming up with excuses NOT to do things and sadly travel is a frequent victim. I don’t have enough money, I don’t have enough time, I’m too old, I’m too young, I’m under indictment – these are all ways people rationalize not living for the now and getting out there and seeing the best the world has to offer. Life is short and the experiences are many, here are five reasons not why you should travel now, but why you have to.

1. So You Can Do Things Like This


Kingmik Dogsled


Zip lining in Puerto Rico



New Zealand helicopter


2. So You Can Eat Things Like This


Hummus in the Middle East


Tacos in Mexico


Churros con chocolate in Spain


Meat, Mayo and Fries Sandwich in Belgium


3. So You Can See Things Like This


Cliffs of Masada, Israel

Santorini, Greece

Galapagos sunset

Treasury at Petra


4. So You Can Meet People Like This



Lanai, Hawaii


Bedouin soldiers, Jordan





5. So You Don’t End Up Like This



Sad dog

Β Too depressed to move

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By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Also follow Matt on Twitter, Facebook and

71 Responses

  1. Natasha Amar

    There couldn’t be a simpler way to break it down. This hits the nail right on the head. I agree with all your reasons why now is the best time to travel, especially Hummus! πŸ˜‰

  2. David Landers

    Perfect pics for a grey morning in Vancouver BC with a winter storm on its way. Thanks, Matt!

  3. Gav the Nomad

    Couldn’t agree more!
    Travel isn’t all pretty and a lot of people do find that their expectations or ‘dreams’don’t match the reality, but, if nothing else you come away a much more mature, informed and well-rounded person who can say they DID what they WANTED with life πŸ˜€

  4. Pushpitha

    So concise an explanation was never read by me! much obliged sire

  5. Alex S

    I like the under indictment excuse in the intro. πŸ™‚ That cracked me up. Your so right about why you should travel.

  6. Ahmed

    Traveling is like therapy, makes your life much better!


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