I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time but for some reason I’ve been postponing it, thinking that trip reports and products reviews are more useful to you.
Then I read this post from Anil over at FoxNomad in which he says that you don’t have to leave your cubicle to travel the word.
He just summarized what this blog is all about in merely one post.
You don’t need to sell everything to travel the world. – Tweet this
So I opened a new document and gave it this title. I didn’t write anything just yet, though. I kept thinking about how I’d best phrase what I wanted to say, when the right timing would be to post this… and I let it sit there.
Then I found a post on Nomad Wallet defending the same idea: that everyone should travel in their own way. At that point I knew I couldn’t procrastinate any longer. I had to get this out.
Realizing there’s only one way to travel
When I started my blog I also started following a lot of other travel bloggers and most of them seemed to live a nomadic life or were saving up to become nomadic. I read tons of posts on how to save x amount of dollars in one year, how to sell all of your things, how to plan your Round the World Trip (that’s what ‘RTW’ stands for, I soon learned).
I thought that’s what I wanted as well. Or better, I thought that was what I was supposed to want.
Yet something didn’t feel right, and so I didn’t write about becoming nomadic, but neither did I write about not becoming nomadic. I simply wrote about my travels.
This worked fine for some time and at the moment I still have enough trips to write about, tips to share with you and travel gear to review.
But something has changed.
I’ve realized that what I thought I had to want – becoming nomadic – isn’t what I want at all.
Don’t get me wrong; I have a lot of respect for people who’ve sold everything and packed up to travel. I just don’t think it’s for everyone and I’ve finally accepted that it isn’t for me either.
I like sharing sharing an apartment with Boyfriend and not having to move every so many days/weeks/months.
I like being able to visit my parents whenever I want to and be there for friends when they need me.
I like going dancing in the same dance school for weeks at an end.
And I know I’m not the only one.
I know a lot of you like having a place of your own, a stable job, some routine in your life.
And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Yes, I’d like to travel more and longer, but I want to do it my way. I don’t believe there is a wrong way of traveling.
There’s only one way to travel, and that’s your way.
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