We live in various myths in many aspects of life. There are also myths about travel you may or may not know beforehand. You see, everything now seems easier for everyone to travel around the world.
With easy access for booking tickets, growing accommodations, and flexible transportation, it is supposed to make travel easier to do not the other way around. However, sometimes it is hard for people to let go of the myths they have grown to believe.
Still lots of people believe that travelling is a luxury. They believe that travelling is always expensive and, unsafe, and full of dangers.
Myths about travel you should know
There are still lots of people around the world who are too scared to travel to new places due to many myths around them that they have already believed.
If travelling is too dangerous, then why lots of people are in for solo travelling? If travelling is way too expensive, why people with low income can travel to their dream places? So here are some travel myths you should know and should not believe:
- The first myth is that travel is expensive and only for the rich. Of course travelling needs money. There is no such thing as zero fund to travel. However, it doesn’t mean that travelling is unaffordable. There are many ways you can travel without spending too much money. You can start with simple travel that you can afford. When you have experienced the fun, start with something bigger by saving money first. It may take long until you can travel but it is worth it.
- The next myth is about how the world is never safe. Of course, danger is everywhere. You cannot truly safe even when you are at your home. You can get accident by stepping on slippery floors. Or, you can get burned while cooking. If you keep thinking about the danger, you won’t ever get a chance or motivation to travel. Thus, you should focus more on positive things you can get. Yes, the world has its danger but it shouldn’t stop you from experiencing great thing such as life lessons.
- Another myth is about hitchhiking being unsafe for travelers. Of course, there is a risk of you being ditched in the middle of the road while hitchhiking. However, that is not always the case. You can safely hitchhiking by using your judgment. Don’t just hop into the first car that stops. However, don’t just assume that everyone is a serial killer either.
- Another myth is that travelling is not for women especially solo travel. Well, this is an absolute myth. Of course women have more risks to face some hazards during travel. However, there are lots of women out there who like travelling around the world and they keep coming back safely at their home. There are many travel bloggers you can look up to, to prove that the theory of travel is not for women is untrue. There are many tips to have safe travel both for women and men.