The 20s can be one of the most stressful periods of your life where your life is constantly changing with new career beginnings and it’s also the age where you’re most likely to settle down with your significant other and / or have kids. The 20s bring with them an uncertainty that is both refreshing when you think about the endless possibilities that lay ahead of you, and scary when you think about the expectations that your loved ones have of you.
Amid all this chaos, traveling can become a hobby that gives you a relaxing break from everything. Indeed, your 20s are the best time for you to travel! You’re not too old and you’re not too young either!
Here are 10 reasons why you should take the plunge and travel in your 20s:
- Those backaches and muscle aches haven’t kicked in yet!
Let’s admit, no matter how hard you try to beat time, aging sucks and inevitably takes the best of most people. You’re more physically active in your 20s that you’ll ever be! After that, all the activeness just goes downhill, unless you hit the gym thrice a week. Therefore, make the best use of your 20s’ energy and travel while you can!
- You have fewer responsibilities than when you’re in your 30s.
For most people, the 20s are the age where you’re just starting your life and the major adult responsibilities like taking care of your children (who may be non-existent in your 20s) haven’t kicked in yet. As we get older and take on more responsibility, we become more risk averse. Activities and decisions often carry less risk than they do when one’s responsibilities towards others, and their dependence on you, increases.seen as risky, decisions ase
- You’ll figure out your weaknesses and work on them
Travel teaches you more about yourself than any other activity can. If you take your weaknesses head-on during your 20s, you’ll eventually turn out to become a more successful person later on in life. Who doesn’t want that?
- It’s the ideal age for you to make new friends and meet new people
Meeting strangers in your 20s is a lot easier than meeting them later on in life because you’re more energetic and enthusiastic in your 20s. You’ll be able to form new, lifelong friendships and relationships much more quickly in your 20s!
- You’re fairly independent in your 20s.
You’ve probably just started your career in your 20s while becoming financially independent. You can earn to travel without relying on funds from your parents or other sources! The travel plan will be completely up to you and it will give you a boost and enable you to make better financial decisions in the future.
- Traveling is a great way to escape any early life crisis you’re facing.
The 20s are full of growth and energy, but at the same time, they can also be the most stressful years of your life! You have this pressure on you to become successful and settle down with the love of your life. So many life events happen in your 20s that shape the direction of your future, making it an immensely stressful phase of your life. It’s good to take a break from all the stress by traveling!
- You have a greater capacity for adapting to your environment.
Have to camp on the cold ground? No problem in your 20s! You can adapt better to environmental stressors like extremes of temperatures in your 20s. Hence, it’s the best age to explore the world around you!
- You have more time for yourself in your 20s with fewer commitments.
Career-wise and family-wise, you have more time to yourself in your 20s than you do in your 30s. Your career and family will demand more and more time from you as you go on.
- You’re wise enough to avoid impulsive and rash decisions.
While traveling, there are many decisions that you need to make along the way. In your 20s, you’re wise enough to make those decisions! You don’t get that kind of wisdom in your teen years and when you’re in your 30s, you’re too old to learn from your mistakes.
- You learn how to handle yourself.
Traveling teaches you how to use your strengths to your advantage as life throws lemons at you! If you’ve spent your 20s traveling and exploring the world, chances are that you’ll become a better person in your 30s and you’ll be able to take on everything that life throws at you using your strengths!
So, what are you waiting for? Hit the road because your 20s will never come back!