Sorry! These 9 Excuses Not to Travel Just Aren't True
Quit dreaming about it and just do it already! (Photo: Nils Hendrik Mueller/Cultura/Getty Images)
The U.S. Travel Association released a report this week — appropriately titled Overwhelmed America: Why Don’t We Use Our Paid Time Off — saying that 40 percent of U.S. workers don’t take all their vacation time.
We all say that we want to travel more, but a lot of times it is just easier to create excuses than to actually make that plan and get the heck out of Dodge.
We’re here to tell you that the little voice in your head creating reasons that you shouldn’t — or that you just can’t — travel isn’t always giving you the best advice. Sure, we all can’t just take off on a whim and sail around the world for a year. But most of the reasons why you think you can’t take some time away to unplug, recharge, and refresh might be moot.
Here, the things we tell ourselves that aren’t always true.
If you plan ahead you can absolutely afford that trip. (Photo: Sam Diephuis/Blend Images/Getty Images)
1. I can’t afford it! Not every vacation needs to be a five-star, luxurious experience. Just because you might not be flush with cash right now doesn’t mean you can’t take a trip. In fact, you might even be able to make money on vacation by housesittting your way around the world.
Your boss actually wants you to go on vacation. (Photo: Tetra Images/Getty Images)