Planning to travel for first time

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11. Posted by smythy (Full Member 237 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting GregW

Quoting Stratego

The most important thing I can tell you are to go out and travel before you lose the desire, change your mind, and realize one day that's it's too late because of commitments

A little off topic from the OPs issue, but this comment prompted me to say that I often see an impression from younger travellers that they "have" to travel now because it won't be possible later in life. That, my friends, is rubish. I have met many older travellers on the road that have found a way to do despite commitments. Don't despair, because if you really want to, it's possible to find a way - even with houses or girlfriends or wives or children.

I guess its that we "younger" people feel its much easier when youve got no dependents or commitments to attend to!

I dont decry the fact of older people travelling - id still like to think that i'd be travelling at 70 or 80 if i ever see it, as much as i am now! wow what a thought but id do it. I often see older people as the ones with the "know how" in some cases as theyve been round that bit more than me and so are useful and i respect em. I cant understand other young people these days in the idea of beating up old people and attacking our respected elders.

I guess as you say Greg its all a personal thing of managing our own time and resources as to making things happen.

12. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

70 or 80 - no really old people like that shouldn't be travelling. They should be home knitting me booties.

Seriously, though, I just want to make sure that people realize that if you wish to do it, you can find a way, and not to worry too much about having to make decisions about the future right now, because it really is a lot easier to change course than people think. And, more than likely, you'll find yourself changing coursed a bunch of times.

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