I don’t know if it’s just me. But lately, I have been seeing multiple posts on how to travel the world with no savings. And honestly, I have read them. And I understand where they are coming from. But Just because I understand means I agree. So I decided to write about this trend in the hopes of saving a soul and stopping them from doing something’s stupid. Here are 5 reasons why you Shouldn’t travel with no savings.
To begin with, I agree. Our society is built on and is still sustained by an enslaved labor force. The same systems that were used to ensure that the African American slave laborers stay in their place. Is the same system use on suspecting “democratic capitalist” America.
It was harmful soul-sucking in the past and it continues with to be that way now. Therefore, it’s no wonder that this caged generation sings. And try to come up with ways to forcefully take that freedom. And that is not bad. However, let’s not forget that we must be smart with our money and with ourselves. So here are 5 reasons why you SHOULDN’T travel with no savings.
Money Is Important
No matter how we like trying to put it we are inevitably faced with the truth. The truth that we know to be true but try out best to avoid it. and that truth is that MONEY IS IMPORTANT. No matter what. Money is not bad if you know how to steward it correctly. And it is important. You need it to buy your plane ticket and fund your nomadic lifestyle. Don’t ignore it. Learn it and make it you slave instead of letting it enslave you
what works for one does not work for all
Secondly, I want you to remember. What works for one person doesn’t work for you. I know that we all are looking at what the other person is doing. That doesn’t mean we lose ourselves trying to be like them. We don’t know why some can travel without having spare money or savings. We only know what they tell us. Therefore, copying their lifestyle is not the best thing for us to do.
Here’s a tip: Look at the lives of others and learn to form them what you can do for yourself and what you can’t do. Other people’s lives are an idea not the blueprint for your own life. If you live like that you will avoid so much hardship and mistakes.
Traveling with a savings account in the bank causes you little to no stress. I find that when I go on vacation and my money is not where it should be I become the cheapest person on the planet. I worry about how much money i am spending and I am constantly checking my bank account. That is not a way to travel. Travel is a time for fun and leisure, not a time to worry about how much money you have.
So ditch the stress and make sure you have some type of savings and budget for your travels. This way you don’t have to worry about how much money you have and how broke you are going to be when you get back home. If you have not read my 12 safety tips for the solo traveler don’t’ forget to check it out. It goes on in depth giving you some tips on how to travel safely.
The last reason for the 4 reasons why you should not travel without savings is safety. Traveling the world is fun. I recommended that everyone travels. I mean I am a travel blogger after all. But there is one thing that i think is more important than travel. And that is YOU. And if you choose to travel without some kind of savings or money cushion then what will you do if something happens and you need money? How will you deal with situations like that?
I don’t mean to be a party pooper but the world is a dangerous place. No matter how magical you think it is there is still a reality. The world is dangerous and you never know what can happen. You can hurt during your travels and can’t work when you get back. All that and more can happen and you need to be prepared. Have a cushion to hold you until then. And so much more can happen.
last but not least, number 5 of the 5 reasons why you SHOULDN’T travel with no savings is that emergency happens. Having that cushion money in case you need to pay a doctor’s bill or something is important. You can take all the safety precautions that I advise. But if an emergency arise and you have no money you are screwed. Having a savings is there so that you can have that peace of mind that if I need money for anything while traveling I know I have it sitting in the bank.
Listen to I’m all about letting my hair down. However, I am also all about being smart too. So please be smart and set yourself up some type of savings so that you can tell in peace. I mean it doesn’t hurt to have it, but it does hurt to ignore it.