In my experience, there is never a good time and you never have enough money to travel. You just have to suck it up and book it and somehow…and I really am quite positive about this…it all kind of works out and comes together. When you are starting to feel frustrated and sad and irritated with your job, friends, general life bullshit…it doesn’t always mean a massive change needs to occur. It usually just means you need to get away for a while and get that old chestnut…PERSPECTIVE. Don’t be all ‘EAT PRAY LOVE’ about it either. Just live in the present and get on a fucking plane.
INVEST IN LUGGAGE.
It goes with you wherever you go and it holds all the things you need. The key quality here is WEIGHT, you don’t want your bag to take up a third of your allowed KG specs. The lighter the suitcase, the heavier the price. And that’s just life.
WRITE SOMEONE A LETTER.
Of course email is ‘better’. Of course the internet ‘makes life easier’. But imagine Churchill sent emails or Kurt Cobain wote his diaries on a blog that had a password or the site crashed or something…then what? We have no trace of history. Think of the archives people! Get that pen and paper out and tell someone you love them.
It’s beautiful out there. And if you can, fuck outside as well. The word ‘liberating’ comes to mind.
LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS DON’T EXIST.
Long distance connections do.