I know only one thing – If I do not do it now, I will have regrets for sure.
Backpacking across the world (or, at least, through a portion of it) is on a lot of people’s bucket lists.
All those foreigners — the Chinese, Mexicans, Vietnamese and others, producing cheap good overseas for paltry wages — are to blame. They are taking the bread out of the mouths of white families in crumbling towns like Allentown, Flint or Cleveland. It’s what Mr. Trump would like you to believe, because somehow Robbie the Robot isn’t as good a villain.
Their ignorance is NOT my problem.
I am a lover convenience and organization, which is why travel apps are so fantastic. That, and in between trips I can dream in my little wanderlust bubble on a 12 hour night shift by playing on my phone.
I can learn firsthand about other cultures around the world. I can meet people from other cultures where they live, work, and play.
“Manila, Philippines. It is like everything imagined in some dystopian novel in real life.”
It’s possible with some freedom and flexibility to potentially live around Europe for as long as you please. I’m going on 3 years, cumulatively, and the Schengen has been my best friend.
It is so, so hard. And us that have left home, we want you to know that.
Do you want to travel, but you’re afraid of putting yourself in harm’s way if you do? Traveling the world, especially solo, is super rewarding but it can also be pretty intimidating.