Everyone has that one destination (or even several) that they have always wanted to visit. Perhaps the modern yet cultural Tokyo, the hustles and bustles of India, the breathtaking Iceland, or wherever your mind has set to go to.
“I’ll do that one day.”
One day. That’s what you’ve been saying. But here’s why you shouldn’t wait for that ‘one day’ to come, but to YOLO and make it happen NOW.
1. There’s more to life than just your 9-6 job
You wake up every morning past the 3 or 4 alarms that you’ve set, grumble at not being able to sleep in longer, before shuffling out of bed to get ready for work.
You head to the office from Monday to Friday, week after week, to receive your long-awaited salary at the end of the month and that is part of life, yes. But that’s not all that life has to offer.
2. To occasionally break free of your daily routine cycle
From the work place to your home, you’re constantly surrounded by four walls that lock you indoors. You occasionally go out, meet a few friends, hit the mall, but the same activities are starting to be nothing more than a routine.
You need a break. A break break.
3. It broadens your perspective of the world
You yearn to reach your hands out and touch the blue oceans, take in new sceneries, and soak up all the new culture that the world possesses. There’s just so much to see, from the different cultures of various Malaysian states, to new countries as a whole, you will never cease to be amazed.
You will not hide under a shell and be like some of the close-minded individuals who remain ignorant and still blast off their misinformation and negativity of other culture online. #smh
4. Great push towards being independent
You push your boundaries, get out of your comfort zone, and explore some of Earth’s most beautiful wonders. You’re in a foreign land with nobody to count on, but that’s okay. You’ll figure it out.
You know it’s time to leap out from Malaysia’s system of being baby-fed or from your parents’ shelter and experience things on your own. Besides exploring the world, it also provides the opportunity for you to explore yourself.
5. Meet some of the most amazing people
New places, new faces. Whether you’re meeting locals or foreigners, these people who come and go during your adventure will forever be engraved in your memory. From that first moment when you say “hello” to a stranger, to becoming friends with them, to the bittersweet goodbyes, they’ll always remain with you in your mind.
6. Do it while you still have the energy to live off nothing but your backpack
“One day,” echoed your voice inside your head. There seems to always be a reason that’s holding you back.
“Maybe in another few years when my career takes off.” or “Wait till I’ve accumulated more money first.”
You soon realise that, in truth, there’s never a ‘good’ time to travel. You’re now the manager in your team, it’s too late to leave the company now. Then, sooner than you know it, you’ve got commitments like car loans, a wife, or even a child.
Looking back when you’re in your 20s or 30s, you wished you grasped onto that chance to just get up and go. With nothing but the clothes and the backpack on your back against the great big world.
7. Ultimately, travelling is easier than you think
With cheap flight tickets, hostels and the internet, anything is within reach, even that dream destination which is 15,000km away. All’s left is that little push for you to step out of your comfort zone.
Whether it’s Thailand, Australia, UK, and beyond, be sure to always have internet with you wherever you go. From checking for directions and things to do, to breaking down language barriers.
As for Malaysians, we are fortunate enough to earn and enjoy FREE WORLDWIDE data that can be used in over 100 countries! US, UK, Germany, France, Thailand, you name it!
Flexiroam ultimately lets Malaysians earn data UP TO 100GB through simple interactions in the app, and the best part of it is… It’s FREE!
Plus, World Of Buzz readers get an exclusive FREE 500MB when you sign up here.
So belum cuba, belum tahu! Download the app here and check it out for yourself!
Also, Flexiroam is currently having a special Christmas referral program where you’ll receive double the MB when you refer friends during the period of 24-26 December!
Happy with the free data you’re accumulating right? Then subscribe for their service to unlock your data to use for a 1-year membership fee for only USD$9.99! Beats buying those super expensive sim cards overseas!
Anyway, if you have saved up just enough, pack your bags and explore the new horizons. It may just be that once-in-a-lifetime journey.
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