Not to get morbid on you, but let's talk about dying for just a moment. Recently, a few acquaintances have gone through unexpected deaths in their life, which got us all thinking about how we need to live and enjoy our life now. One of the most common regrets among people when they fall ill is that they didn't travel more.
For just a moment, I want you to really think about this question: How many times have you said to yourself “I want to travel to (fill in the blank)” only to follow it up with “I can't afford it” or “Maybe someday”? What if someday never comes? There is a saying going around social media right now that goes something like this “It is better to have a lifetime of memories, than one filled with regrets.”
Going on frequent vacations may strike you as a self-indulgence, but the truth is by not traveling you are doing yourself a disservice. People who travel have a better overall sense of well-being, are more productive at work, enjoy better relationships, have less stress and are more satisfied with their lives than those who don't travel.
It may feel like too expensive of an investment, but this is also a gross inaccuracy that has kept far too many individuals from traveling. Yes, when American Express released the statistic that the average vacation for a family of four costs just over $4,600 that was a true statement, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, there are several vacations you can take for far less than that. Even for trips further away that cost higher, there are ways to make your vacation more affordable. Here are just two: