Anyone been on the fence about traveling and how did you reach a decision?
I've traveled quite a bit in the past, but I was younger then, now I'm 51 and feeling a change in attitude.
Also unfortunately I've been on a couple of trips that were kind of so so, ones where I was glad to get home.
My mum had just died and I was traveling alone and on a downer, ended up going to the killing fields and S21 in Cambodia, ya know just what I needed 😞
That kind of thing.
So when I kind of feel around in my mind and ask "do I want to go on a trip" part of me remembers the good life changing trips I've had, but part of me is like, no way... stay home, it's a long way, it costs money and it can be a downer.
Also I nearly drowned in the river in Laos and ended up in a Thai boxing fight in the bus station in Surin Thailand another time.
Realistically I think it's anybodies guess if it turns out to be a good trip or not.
I've analyzed what it is that has made the trips I've been on before good, so so or bad.
A good trip for me is people, the ones I meet along the way. Sunshine, culture. A positive attitude and good fortune along the way.
Usually a reasonably good mood before I travel and knowing things are good when I get back home.
A bad trip is to travel alone and just not connect much, or travel with friends and have things not so good... different travel habits etc... bad weather, some thing crap like get in a motorbike accident or something. Sit in bars and get drunk all the time.
Also at home where I live my likes and dislikes have changed as they naturally do as you get older.
If you go to a pub here its around 75% 19 to 35 years old, 15% 35 to 55 maybe 10% 55 up.
Myself I've noticed I don't really like to go to the pubs like I used to, I'm OK with that, but wondering is there a way I should adapt my travel style preferences as I'm not a young dude like before.
I have some ducks lined up for me that say go go go... I work for myself and just finished a big project so I have cash! I have an insurance payout from a car crash coming in a few weeks (around 30,000 $) Also I'm in contact with a lot of people from Asia through my business so I know people in Japan, Korea and Thailand, so I wouldn't be to alone, and it's always fun to visit a place and know people there.