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A Quick Question : Why Don't You Travel?

I assure you, it wont take too much time.

I have a quick question. Just spend a couple of minutes to reply. I want to find out what is the biggest reason why people are not travelling as much as they want?

In reality everyone likes to travel. But some reasons are holding them back. What is your reason?

Is it Money?

Is it lack of time?

Is it mere laziness?

Is it responsibilities of life?

Or is it some other reasons?

It wont take too much time. I am assuring again. Please leave a reply. I will summarise the responses in the next week.

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107 thoughts on “A Quick Question : Why Don't You Travel?

  1. Most people tell me they don’t have the money. Yes, it can be expensive but it can also be done on the cheap. And a lot of traveling can be done close to one’s home. I try to travel as much as I possibly can balancing money and time off from work. I work for the government so thankfully I get a fair amount. I only wish it was more. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. It is good to hear from you about how you are able to travel. It is nice when you have a job which pays you well and have enough time for travel, like in the weekends. Glad to know that your job lets you travel more.

      And it is also true that we don’t need a lot of money to travel. We just need the mind set.

  2. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.. I learnt I had a nomadic spirit when young, and so I try to honor that as much as I can, as often as I can. Naturally at some points of time constraints of time or money pop up, but, nothing that can’t be resolved eventually. ๐Ÿ™‚ Travel is essential for some ๐Ÿ™‚ it revives the human spirit.

  3. I travel whenever I can… it’s not so much the money, I live in the center of the Balkans and I can get to so many different countries within the same day… so I do that a lot, I take 1-d trips, which are great photo opportunities too :)… the reason I dont travel as often as I’d want is the responsibilities of life… :/ as a single parent I need to juggle two kids, work and household chores….there is not very much me-time, let alone travel time… but I still manage to squeeze it in, cause I love being on the road… and try to do that at least once or twice a month ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Wow. You are definitely lucky in that case. You get to visit a different county almost everyday! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Responsibilities of life can be a tough thing to handle. I understand. But anyway you are trying to travel more. Your pictures are the proof ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I would say i travel as much as I want. A big vacation once a year and a few smaller trips here n there. I have tried travelling for longer times but after day 5, i just feel bored n too tired to explore lol. Thas how I found out i wasnt meant to travel all the time even though i thought ths wht i wanted

      1. No, coz it has happened at more than one place. I am tired and have no energy left to explore. Everything is still pretty but I just don’t feel anything anymore u knw. The fun just disappears like a soul from a dead body lol

          1. Oh I havent really done that much unless i wanna go there n just wanna c a preview of it to get the feel of wht it is like. May hv done tht long long ago tho wen i was scared to travel on my own but it gets easier once u tk the leap i think. For me, i know i hv to move in small steps or it ll shock my system n i ll nvr wan to do the same thing again. So i think its ok to travel virtually like tht coz in order to mk sth happen u hv to dream first. I blv tht one day ur passion will tk u where u need to go but right now if u r scared to b out there by urself u wont hv fun even if u buy the ticket n go there. But it will show u sth n tht is tht u can do anything on ur own. So u c everything comes in small steps but it takes time to get to ur end goal. It is a long process. Everyone has a path to take so i blv whether u r sitting home watching videos or hv bought ur 1st ticket n trembling in ur airplane seat right now, u r own ur way to wht u want. Perhaps not at the same pace as others but at the pace that is comfortable for u n thats just awesome, my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Of course money and time is a huge factor. I can understand your situation. Good luck with your future travels. And thank you for taking your time to reply ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. All of them ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Waiting for your answers though I will be travelling(rather reluctantly) for next few weeks but would love to check them out ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. When I was young, I travel all over, a lot of the time. Sometimes it was to move somewhere else, but the trip was always interesting, and a slow journey through the countryside.

    When I got married and settled, we travelled from Texas to visit with my family in the summer. It was a two part train trip which took about 50 hours on the trains alone, and a six hour layover to catch the 2nd train either way.

    Then we moved up here to take care of my parents in their elder years so travel was not on any agenda. This is the first year that we were going to take a vacation, but two week prior to leaving I had to have a root canal, so the trip was cancelled.

    BUT, because I prefer driving (I don’t fly) I realized that long hours of driving took a toll on me, so leaving home became a why bother deal.

    I have plenty of memories of places I’ve gone, and the good times I had. Of course, money does play a rather large role in being able to go anywhere. But if I decide in the coming winters to snowbird down to the South, or Southwest, it will take a lot for me to really decide to go. I have less patience for crowds, and for the way business is not as kind or gentle toward the consumer.

    And @poseidons99 put it rather well, for me these days.
    Of course, day trips, in this area are ways to get out there an enjoy the world around me.

    1. Hmm.. your reasons are pretty complex, it seems ๐Ÿ˜€ There are a lot of factors involved. But good to hear that you have travelled a lot in the past. Those memories will be with you forever ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Oh yes, they will be with me for all time. Now, I get to travel the world, through the kindness of others like yourself, who share their adventures through this amazing medium, blogging. I’m not thinking there isn’t a chance we’ll be off and running, but I’m also happy on my inner journey, of writing, and reading my Tarot, and that is a whole other kind of traveling. ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. I’ve always been fascinated by VR. But I’m not certain it won’t cause problems with vertigo. I have that problem, and can’t watch certain movies, or playing video games, with 1st person motion. But it sounds really interesting!

    1. Yea, I still remember your conditions for exploring a place. So it might take some big budget for that ๐Ÿ˜‰
      So Time and Money is your reasons. Then Would you like short, cheaper weekend trips?

      Btw its long time. Didn’t visit your blog in a long time!

      1. Yes, cheap weekend travel sounds fun. But there are not many places around our city where we can go. Plus, most of the times we are so dead tired running around in weekdays that on weekends all we want to do is crash out and watch tv.

        Sometimes, we do go on small weekends though. I did a post on one of the weekends:

        Yes, its been long. I was away for sometime. Back now! ๐Ÿ™‚ How have you been?

        1. That is a valid point right there. Weekend would be a day just to relax without doing much.
          I will soon check out your weekend trip.
          Good to know that you are back. Well I am doing good too. I am also a bit busy these days.

    1. Time again!!
      Yes, I did get a similar reply..”homebound nature”. This is one reason which i didn’t even think of. So a family trip can solve your problem? ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. But homebound in my case just doesn’t include missing family or being homesick. That can mean a tendency of not having an affinity for travelling and being just at home.

      1. That’s good for you if it works but no I don’t think it’s that easy because if ytou struggle with basics such as rent and food you can’t have the luxury to spare moneyt for travelling, that’s the realitry that a lot of people face, especially outside Europe. Would you say that to a street kid in India?

        1. That an interesting question. No, I wouldn’t tell them to travel. Their priorities are different, because they don’t even have a place to stay let alone paying for rent. But being another kid from India myself, I am trying to travel with my limited resources. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. “Fear of confronting unknown people” is actually what stops people from travel. One of the most popular, but unacknowledged reasons. Americans take guns with them, when travel. hehe

    Indian women have their set of difficulties for travelling in India. 1) People 2) Lack of Toilet & Hygiene

    By default, I believe, A social person is a born Traveller. S/He travels through the stories of others and eventually travels her own.

    I believe people following your blogs, are indeed travellers in their own percepts…some waiting to be, some just happening to be..

    Talking about me, ahem ahem, I love travelling, when new changes the old ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. That is a new perspective. It is true. I am not sure if American take guns while they travel, because right now two American are staying with me and they don’t have guns ๐Ÿ˜‰
      People and toilet are indeed valid reason for many people to stay away from Travelling.
      Yea, you have travelled all over India already.

  8. I have always dreamed of travelling ever since I was little but of course the thing that doesn’t allow me to do that is money! Surprise surprise. If money isn’t a problem, I will always be hopping from one place to another. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. You are also stuck because of money! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Well there are ways to do cheap travelling, if you set your mind to do it. I have found a few options to travel really cheap here in my place. But I can understand you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. You don’t have to quit working, You can always opt for cheaper ways of travelling. You can fly to Istanbul at a cheaper rate from gulf countries. And from there to Europe. It wouldn’t get any cheaper than that, I guess ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Still quitting work would be amazing. ๐Ÿ˜› Yes. I should be doing something like that next year.

        Hope you have seen Diamond Necklace movie ๐Ÿ˜‰

        1. Definitely. Quitting job is heavenly ๐Ÿ˜‰
          Are you planning to marry a rich girl or what? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t remember the exact story of diamond necklace ๐Ÿ˜‰

          1. lol… I am not marrying at all. ๐Ÿ˜› hehee

            It was something to do with loans and credit cards in gulf region ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. We managed a wonderful month long trip to USA last year….so yes a very well planned will surely be helpful in travelling. I haven’t yet ventured solo …. doesn’t feel right as of now!!

        1. That sounds amazing. Hope you had a great time in US.
          If you have a great travelling partner, why do you even have to think about a solo trip?! But solo trip is altogether a different experience ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. May I answer this as well?
    I think I travel quite a lot but I wish to travel more..the issue is time – I wish I have more annual leave days from work ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, I love my job and also traveling, so in my part, even lack of time because of work issue is not a tragedy ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I hate preparing for a journey, all the packing and the booking and tickets and so on. If someone else takes care of that and all I have to worry about is my camera, I wouldn’t mind it so much, maybe.,

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