Thu. Feb 29th, 2024

What’s Holding You Back From Traveling

Most people would say that they enjoy traveling. However, in reality, most people don’t travel much at all. Why don’t people travel, even though they’d like to? Here are a few of the most common reasons for not traveling and how you can overcome them to make traveling an integral part of your lifestyle.

Physical Discomfort

When you’re suffering from chronic discomforts like back or joint pain, the idea of being in unfamiliar situations and having to travel in cramped positions isn’t very appealing. However, there’s no reason to let pain keep you from traveling, even if you’d like to avoid surgery.

For instance, joint pain can easily be eliminated with noninvasive techniques like cortisol injections. Learn how you can eliminate pain without surgery at

The Desire to Have Pets

Many people assume that having pets and a traveling lifestyle are mutually exclusive. To a large extent, this is true, assuming you don’t have a substantial budget to pay for pet sitting.

However, there are ways to enjoy pet ownership while accommodating a traveling lifestyle. You could participate in a pet share program in which you share part-time ownership of a pet.
You could also foster pets from an animal shelter when you are in a position to do so, giving you the opportunity to enjoy pet ownership on your own terms, between travels, while simultaneously offering a safe haven for a needy shelter animal.

Of course, depending on how you travel and what kind of pet you want, you may be surprised by how much you can travel with your pet.

The Fear of the Unknown

Perhaps the most common reason not to travel is also the very reason you want to travel. The excitement of going to a new place, experiencing new ways of living, and being around different people than you’ve been around before is compelling, but it can also be terrifying.

You may want to travel, but be fearful of what your experience will really be like. There’s nothing that can entirely prepare you for the excitement of taking the plunge and going somewhere new. After all, that’s part of the fun of traveling. However, extensively researching your destination ahead of time, working with the travel agency, or building relationships with people at the destination before you travel can all help alleviate your anxiety.

Eliminate Your Reasons For Not Traveling

If traveling is something you enjoy, don’t let chronic pain, the desire to have pets in your life, or the fear of the unknown stand in your way. There are all kinds of solutions for these problems and other obstacles that get in the way of your travels. Get creative, invent solutions, and enjoy your travels.