“Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.”
I’m 23 years old and all I want to do is travel. Not completely out of the ordinary, I don’t think. Having a full-time job and relatively low funds hinder my wanderlust quite a bit, but if there’s a will..there’s a way!
I’ve been trying my darndest to save a little money so that I could take a big trip by the end of this year, having no clear destination in mind. Sure enough, I’m heading to South Africa tomorrow! For the next week I’ll be exploring beautiful Cape Town and going on Safari with two of my most cherished friends in the world.
Financially speaking this was not the wisest choice for me, but there are some experiences you simply cannot put a price tag on. My friends asked me one morning if I was interested in taking the trip and in less than 24 hours we all had our flights booked. I’ll start saving again once I’m back
This stage in my life–in anyone’s life–is in continual motion. In your twenties there are so many things that tug against your sanity and bring about whole new levels stress, sadness, and frustration. I think it takes real time and patience to find true stability and to grow into yourself. More time than we would hope. This is why I believe that when unique and exciting opportunities surface, you just have to grab onto them before you have any time to talk yourself out of it.
When I think about it, all this ‘twenty-something’ instability is a constant. It’s going to be there for a while. In that I almost find a little peace, which gives me room to be spontaneous and go on adventures like this one.
I’ve got a 16-hour flight ahead of me and a new keyboard for my iPad which means I’ll be lining up some good posts for you guys. Stay tuned for some trip highlights and healthy travel tips!