Most people talk about how they want to travel the world. They will say things such as, “One day I will go to X” or “When I get out of college I will go to Y”. As you know they usually never see the places they want.
In this article you will learn how to travel as a 20 something year old. As usual let’s keep it simple.
Traveling is expensive and complicated.
You might as well just stay around where you grew up.
Maybe go see another city several hours away.
Oh and if you want to go out of the country, you will need a passport.
Before you give up let me show you a few things.
After that, you can make your decision.
See the world or stay in your area…
You Live In A Great Time
Never before has the world been so connected.
Even in the Greek days of Alexander.
The Internet has allowed everyone to be connected like never before.
Borders are being torn down around you.
You could hop on a plane to Asia and be out of the country within hours.
If you get tired of living in a certain area (if you haven’t tied yourself down), you can pack up your bags and leave.
Want to have the Pacific ocean at your feet?
Move to the West Coast.
Want to live in the Mountains of North Carolina?
Get a cabin in the woods.
With the power of the Internet you can literally live anywhere that you want.
No longer do you have to depend on a job in the area where you live.
You can now run a business online or search for jobs in another more desirable location.
A friend of mine grew tired of Charleston and so he searched for jobs in Arizona.
Within one day he had an interview.
Two weeks later he moved to Phoenix, Arizona.
He ended up loving Arizona so much that he plans to never come back.
What is holding you back?
- Your job
- Significant Other
Illusions of Your 20’s
If you are reading this, you know that something isn’t 100% right.
Well, let’s talk about one thing that once you become aware of, will make your 20’s so much more fun.
The Illusions of your 20’s…
You have been indoctrinated since birth.
School, religion, and other conformity tactics.
We won’t go into detail about the indoctrination, but we will talk about some of the Illusions.
Here are some Illusions you need to get over now:
- You owe X for what they did (Parents, Friends, Teachers)
- You have to go to College
- You have to buy the latest tech
- You have to have a car
- You have to have girlfriend and build a future around each other
You Owe X-
You don’t owe anyone anything.
It doesn’t matter that your parents raised you. That doesn’t give them any right to tell you what you ultimately make of your life.
(As Long As You Live With Mommy And Daddy, Respect Their Rules. If You Don’t Like The Rules Then Grow Up And Get Out!)
Nobody will save you, so you owe nothing to the world.
The world doesn’t owe you anything and you don’t owe it anything.
You Have To Go To College-
You don’t have to go to college. I’m not saying it is terrible, but make sure that you are going for the right reasons.
Just because you go to college doesn’t guarantee that you will get a great job.
I’ve got a friend who has her Masters.
She is living at home working multiple jobs to pay off her $80-100k college debt.
I recommend taking a year after High School to really think about what you want.
If you already know what you want and college is the way to go then do it.
But if you aren’t sure exactly, then don’t.
You will be surprised how much you can learn from the Internet.
Save yourself some money and teach yourself if you can.
You Have To Buy The Latest Tech-
We live in a world of consumers. You gain fake status when you are rockin the latest tech.
Yeah you look pretty bad ass with that $1,000 iPhone. But do you really think it makes people perceive you any different?
Of course not.
In your 20’s try to spend more of your money on experiences rather than temporary pleasures such as the latest tech.
Nobody really cares if you have the latest Jordan’s, iPhone, or PS4.
You Have To Have A Car-
This will come as a shock, but you don’t need a car. Hear me out first.
But overall a car is just a money sucker.
If you live close to the city you could easily get where you want with Uber or getting rides from friends.
Of course, cars are convenient and make life seem so much more easier
Before you take out a 3 year loan consider other alternatives.
Look into leasing if you really want to have a car without tying yourself down for years.
On top of the car payments you will also have maintenance and insurance.
Each month I pay $478 for my car. That covers gas, insurance, and my payment.
That may seem little, but imagine if I had an extra $400 to invest into myself or to travel with.
You Have To Have A Significant Other-
Whether you want to accept it or not, but you don’t need a significant other.
Don’t get me wrong I love women. Women are a great addition to an Olympian’s life.
But you don’t have to invest so much of your time and money into them.
I see so many young guys treating girls like they are the one and settling before they even turn 21!
Why would you settle at 21?
You have so much life ahead of you.
Here is my advice for anyone in their 20’s.
Focus on yourself and become your best.
Workout, make money, learn life.
95% of your time should be spent bettering yourself.
The other 5% sure spend with a girl.
Just don’t sell yourself short by settling now.
Breaking Free And Following The Muse
Okay so you see through some of the Illusions of your 20’s.
Now it is time to break free and follow your Muse.
Traveling in your 20’s is easy.
We will go over two ways that you can travel.
These ways don’t require you to be rich or have Mommy pay your way.
Two Ways To See The World
There are thousands of ways, but we will focus on two.
The two ways to see the world are:
- Income Streams
- Money Stash
Both of these ways can take up to a year, but in the end it is up to you.
Sounds boring right? I should have said Passive Income from the beach. Then you would’ve jumped out of your seat.
If you want to travel you need to focus on Income Streams. Passive income while great isn’t something you should put all of your hope into.
You should focus instead of building reliable Income Streams.
Have as many as you want.
As time progresses you will have created Passive Income, but you will also have channels in which you can create $$$.
Creating your own Income Stream is easy.
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Having a Money Stash is one of the easiest yet longest ways. This can take up to a year or more depending on how much you can save.
A Money Stash is just what it sounds like.
You put money aside and create nice pile of money.
By having a nice pile of money you are in way buying time.
Time is money and money is time. (Remember This)
An example is saving $400/month over a 12 month period.
At the end of that 12 month period, you would have $4,800.
You could take that $4,800 and go live somewhere or travel.
I’d recommend saving up enough for the ticket plus getting back on top of your total stash.
That way you will go over with a good chunk of money and still have coming back covered.
How To Travel In Your 20’s
As you see it is simple. By following the two ways I mentioned you are in control. You don’t have to depend on another person.
I recommend you combine both of the ways.
Imagine building a stash of money while also building an income stream.
Always keep the power in your hands.
Being in your 20’s is a special time.
The World Is Yours
Just like in the movie Scarface the world is yours.
Luckily for you, you don’t have to be drug lord to get it.
Instead, you will work for yourself and put the power into your hands.
Once you have the Power you can shape the world to be how you want it to be. Thank you for joining me with this weeks article.