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Is it normal for family to be against you travelling?

Travel Forums General Talk Is it normal for family to be against you travelling?

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31. Posted by fatty2 (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

i think so... don't worry about your age, either, just go for it. it's easier to rough it when you're young and fit. i'm 22 and hoping to go on a couple of big trips and my family pretty much ends up having an argument every time i explain my travel plans. i think they're jealous, haha. it's your chance, take it. also they probably are just worried about your safety.

32. Posted by typermonky (Budding Member 17 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I wouldn't worry about it too much. My dad wasn't really too keen on the idea of me going traveling but my mum was OK with it...apart from the fact the time away takes over XmasAs for being 21 and gong travling, i say go for it. You can take advantage of all the discounts on offer then


33. Posted by kell.erin (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

hi if it makes you feel better my family are against me traveling... mainly because there woried about what could happen, im not worried about it live life for yourself not for them!

34. Posted by cook2ph (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

It depends also if you're a responsible person or not.
My sister migrate to US in her early 20's, ALONE. She mentioned it to my parents, which of course were against it, but she has still went on with her plans. When the time come and she has all the documents to be in US. My parents agree in the end . It's a good thing that my sister is insist on what she wants, because she knows it's for her future. She's right, she's very sucessful in the US, after so many years

35. Posted by placestay (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I went through the same thing last year, when I told my parents I was traveling to Argentina for a month. They were definitely not happy and tried their hardest to stop me from going. My dad went so far as to say I would be "kidnapped by bandits."

Is it doesn't feel like it, but yes, it happens all the time. And it is definitely a security issue, although your dad's "verbal aggression" is a bad example of him trying to get that across. Inevitably, if you are comfortable with the decision, you should go. The ability to travel and get a bigger sense of the world, is something you cannot give up, even if it feels like your parents will be angry at you for it.

Traveling later in life isn't the same...21 is a great age to do it, especially when you are free from responsibilities and can truly enjoy it. Just prepare properly and make sure that you stay safe wherever you are.

Happy travels!


36. Posted by Highfall (Full Member 26 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Haha, I got to go with Piecar... you're 21 and old enough to make your own decisions. I respect my parents, but they respect me back, I don't ask them if I can go on travels anymore, I just let them know. Though I remember my first trip around Europe when I was younger... they got pretty worried and wouldn't let me go at first, but they gotta let go at some point.

I have no idea what kind of trip you are going on though, but... if you save up money and go on a trip for 6-12 months, come back after that, dead broke... and start leeching off your parents again, I can see why they would be against it =P