Why Some People Believe Traveling is a Waste of Time: Debunking the Myths

Why do people think travelling is a waste of time?

To begin with, travel is not cheap.

True, an average person can now afford to travel the world because it is less expensive than it used to be, but you start spending money the moment you set out on a journey.

You must pay for transportation, lodging, food, tourist attractions, and any other unexpected expenses that may arise while travelling.

In exchange for your efforts, you arrive at your destination and visit a location that you could also visit virtually by watching a good documentary on television.

Furthermore, places and things you see on TV are all free, whereas visiting them in person costs money and time.

Traveling takes up a lot of time.

Instead of doing things at home, you spend long hours in your car, on the bus, on the plane, or waiting at airports, railway or bus stations, or simply trying to find your way around.

Each genuine journey necessitates time. 

Any virtual journey, on the other hand, saves you a significant amount of time. 

Within a few minutes, you can be on the other side of the world, visiting a rainforest or a desert, without leaving your home. 

Furthermore, you will be able to visit places that are not normally accessible to tourists.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
Mark Twain


 It takes you out of your comfort zone and into the unknown. It opens up a world of cultures to discover and people to meet. 

It also aids in the development of virtues such as patience and humility. 

Long flights, jet lag, airport delays, Montezuma’s vengeance, flea bites, sore feet, sunburn, cold weather, and inadequate restrooms. 

Is it worth the trouble to go off the beaten path and experience something completely new and exhilarating?


When travelling you start Appreciating the comfort of mundane routines. 

Find a newfound respect for the life you often wish to escape.

If you are a Home birdie then travelling is not for your forte!! Thing!

Travelling is ADDICTIVE

 It’s addictive

You might want to travel some more.  You might even start planning your next trip while on the current trip.  You might plan several trips out.  

You might try to get your friends and family hooked, shame on you.  People will start to say you’re obsessed.

Benefits of not Travelling/ Disadvantages of Travelling

Traveling across time zones and experiencing jet lag

Most people don’t give much thought to the time difference, yet it may have a significant impact on your health and sleep.

Therefore, you might be unable to perform regularly for a few days due to jet lag. You will be exhausted all the time and unable to sleep at night. Different time zones might make it hard to keep in touch with loved ones back home.

This might be harmful to your health if you often visit various time zones. To avoid jet lag, it’s best to spend a few weeks in the same time zone.

Because I can’t find the time to workout regularly

There’s a good chance that you were a frequent gym goer, jogger, or Yoga student back in your own country. It’s not always possible to participate in sports when travelling. If that’s the case, you should get out and walk or swim whenever possible. In general, the more active you are, the better off your health will be. Simply said, don’t let it slip your mind.

Alternative sources of food and water quality

Your body may react differently to the foreign food and drink than it did to what you were accustomed to back home. Just because you’re eating and drinking in a foreign country doesn’t imply it’s of worse quality.

Simply said, it’s not the same as what our bodies are used to, and that might cause problems. Diarrhea and food poisoning are typical travel ailments, especially for Westerners and North Americans visiting Asian nations.

Some high-end eateries and hotels even have specific menus for Westerners to accommodate these preferences.

Taking Prolonged Flights

A long travel may drain your energy. Getting to the airport, going through passport and visa checks, transferring flights, and collecting checked luggage are all highly taxing and nerve-wracking aspects of any travel.

Even while it’s nice when things go well, unpleasant shocks do arise on sometimes.

One such scenario involves your flight being cancelled or delayed, causing you to miss your connection.

It’s not uncommon to have to wait for the next flight for many hours or even a whole day. It’s extremely stressful to have to spend the night in an airport, but there are occasions when it’s your only option.

Should I travel or save my money?

First, put aside some cash—at least twenty percent of your income—and then use the remainder of your funds to fund your travels.
Be careful not to let the allure of seeing the world and having fun cause you to run out of money or exhaust all of your savings.

Start putting money down on a regular basis each month, and limit your trips to once or twice a year at most.

When you are young, travel to destinations that are closer to you and look for places that are less expensive. If you live in Australia, for example, you may start by travelling about your own country before going to less costly destinations such as Bali, Thailand, or the Maldives.

As you become older and your income increases, you will be able to take excursions that are a little bit more lavish.

You may learn a lot from travelling, so make sure you don’t let money cloud your judgement and instead focus on saving.

Spending money on items that you won’t even care about in six to eight months is a waste of money; instead, invest in your education by going on trips.

Even if you want to go somewhere, you should steer clear of luxury travel when you are deciding where to go and have less money to spend. Have fun with your life!

Is travelling a foolish waste of time ?

That is entirely up to you to decide.

On the other hand, in my opinion, spending money on vacations is never a waste of time.

It offers a return that is far more than the cost that you invest in purchasing it.

It provides you with a direct, hands-on experience, allowing you to get a true sense of the environment. It invigorates both your perspective on life and your viewpoint on how you should live it.

The more you explore the world, the more knowledge you get that you would not have otherwise acquired. It provides an escape from the monotony of your daily life. It provides you with memories that no one else but you will ever be able to experience the same way.

The memories you make when traveling are irreplaceable, but it can get expensive, therefore setting a budget is also quite important.
Travel more, but also travel in a more strategic manner…

Travelling is kind of Outdated ? eh!

No Not at all…

To see amazing sights in the “olden” days, you had to travel, even now in the age of TV and Live telecast  its Vital to travel.

Now, all you have to do is turn on the television to see the Giza pyramids, the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, and the remote sandy beaches of Seychelles. 

You don’t have to worry about getting sand wedgies or windburn anymore.

But, the real fun you get by visiting the real places is Priceless!!

We traveled to Europe from Australia after 2 years of COVID Break. And it was indeed so much fun. It’s all about creating memories with your family.

Final Thoughts

Last but not least, for all of your money and time spent traveling, you may have a disappointing experience. 

The places you visit may not be as impressive or unique as you expected.

Travelling is stressful and difficult. 

You frequently experience fatigue, heat, thirst, or hunger, all of which disrupt your sense of joy, happiness, and fulfilment.

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