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5 common misconceptions about travelling

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
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Any traveller could get swayed by most things people say about travelling, especially, when they are negative! Listening to others nay-saying every vacation plan, because they believe it will be too expensive or not safe or just not worth the trouble, can be quite discouraging. However, remember, we travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us!

When you travel you are filling your life with adventures and memories; every day you are learning something new, every day your mind is becoming active and you are literally opening new chapters in the story of your life. So, to make sure you do not get discouraged anymore, let us help dispel a few common travelling misconceptions to help you decide whatÔÇÖs best for you.

Travelling is for the rich
On the contrary it is a lot cheaper than you would expect. Holiday companies face stiff competition because of which they often slash prices considerably ÔÇô all you need to do is patiently do some research online. Plus you donÔÇÖt need fancy resorts to stay in when all you will do every day is explore and travel ÔÇô cost-effective living accommodations are available everywhere as are local restaurants which offer meals for a steal.

Travel destinations should be far and wide
Not necessarily! If you ask around and check online, you are sure to find numerous places within kilometers of your city that are worth travelling to. You donÔÇÖt always need a plane or a train to travel ÔÇô hop into your car, or even on your bike and take off.

Travelling Misconceptions


Travelling is dangerous, especially alone
While there are some places that should be avoided, travelling alone or in a group need not be dangerous, if you are practical. Always stay sharp and make sure (especially if you are travelling alone) someone always knows where you are and where you are travelling to. If you feel you are getting into some trouble, then get assistance or call home and notify them.

Travelling is time-consuming
Travelling need not always be a long trip. It could be a weekend getaway or even frequent one-day trips. They can be spur-of-the-moment plans, to just wake up, pack your bags and travel for a couple of days. All you need to do is figure out how many days you have and where you can go within those number of days.

Travel insurance is unnecessary
We have already discussed the benefits of travel insurance here, but reinforce the point again - travel insurance is of utmost importance, if you do not wish to end up losing money.

DonÔÇÖt let anything get in the way of you enjoying a holiday and travelling to your heartÔÇÖs content. Just make sure you research everything well before you leave and have proper precautions in place like getting your insurance done and purchasing a travel card so that you donÔÇÖt end up spending too much.

Happy Travelling!

Last modified on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 11:28