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The Twenty-Something Travel Manifesto

You’ve probably heard it once and over again: Your twenties are supposed to be the best years of your life. This may or may not be true but what is certain is that the experiences you have in the years between 20 and 29 years old are probably going to be some of the most joyous, depressing, scary, confusing and exciting things you will ever do.

Which is what makes now the ideal time to see the world. Some people will tell you to wait to travel until after you are established. Wait until you are making more money. Wait until you are retired. But just when is that perfect time actually going to arrive? Chances are that never again in your life will you have the resources, lack of commitments, energy and good health that you (hopefully) have right now.

You don’t need a ton of money.

You don’t need to speak a foreign language.

You don’t need any special skills.

All you need is a little courage and some serious determination.

There will always be a million reasons not to go. You can always find an excuse. Ignore them. Your friends won’t change while you are gone. Your career will still be waiting when you get back. You can pursue higher education later. You will already be getting one of the greatest educations you can give yourself by seeing the world.

It can be daunting but there is no better time than now.

So Go!

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One Response to The Twenty-Something Travel Manifesto

  1. ashlafer January 28, 2017 at 12:08 AM #

    Damn, this hit on all of my fears/worries about travel… “You don’t need any special skills…Your friends won’t change while you are gone. Your career will still be waiting when you get back.”

    I just found your blog through Young Adventures (which I only found about last week). I never gave myself permission to consider long term travel until about a month ago, and I’m doing as much research as I can because now I can’t get it out of my head! Looking forward to reading more of your content

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