Someone once said to me "the best thing you can do while young is to travel more." do you agree in what way?

Someone once said to me "the best thing you can do while young is to travel more." do you agree in what way? share your personal experience leave a comment to someone who never really traveled before.

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I disagree but only because it's saying "the best thing". I think the best thing to do while young is to invest in yourself professionally. Work on a foundation of marketable skills that you can fallback on for the rest of your life.

    I'm definitely not saying "don't travel". You absolutely need to get the frick out of mom's house and make mistakes. That drives personal growth like nothing else. It should be taking a backseat to professional development though, imo.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm mid 20s and have spent most of the last 5 years traveling and I'd say you hit the mark. I have had some professional growth but I'm wishing I had spent a little more time grinding/investing in myself vs fricking off. Glad I'm coming to this realization now instead of at 40, lol

      I sort of wish my parents had sent me on a backpacking trip across Europe after college so I could bang loose foreigners in hostels and just get the travel itch out my system for good but they are boomer troglodytes who are brainwashed wagies who think their 60s and 70s will be the golden years.

      Now I’m almost 30 scratching things off my bucket list solo. Some things are fun, like riding public transportation (there is none in my hometown), hiking up cliffs (again, Florida has none), just taking in the sights.

      Eating solo in public however is not fun. Dealing with shit weather is not fun. Not having access to your normal diet can suck sometimes. Not knowing the local language and forcing English on people feels moronic sometimes.

      It would be better if I had a cute travel gf or youtuber level charisma but I’ll still take solo travel in my late 20s early 30s over living like a fossil.

      you are not entitled to having someone finance your travels. you could have easily gone with little money and made it work.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >you could have easily gone with little money and made it work.

        That’s the thing though. I literally had zero money. Went through all 4 years of college with no car, no money to join a fraternity, etc. my social life was basically pathetic as a result even though my parents were loaded. They’re on their own for retirement.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The ironic thing is that you will only be able to travel while living in Mom's house, at that age.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    ideally 6-9 months of work per year and the remaining travelling and fun XXX
    also assuming you become financially successful before 30

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      This; I landed myself a mid-paying seasonal job that allowed me to travel a frickton in my 20s and still save money, but more importantly I was giving equal priority to career development. Now I'm in my 30s and still travel (almost) whenever I want, and I have my dream job because I didn't completely frick around in my youth.
      So I would answer 'yes' to OP's question, provided you are balancing travel out with good life decisions.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        What job was that? Tryna do the same thing since I'm only 21.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          National Park Service. It’s pretty dope, you can work at a different park every summer if you want

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Working at park resorts is better for youngsters who just want to have fun. NPS is a government job, so they have more rules. As a resortgay, we would hang out with parkies once in a while, but usually they were very uptight and serious about their jobs. Working at the resort in Big Bend National Park was one of the best times of my life.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I heard that's a very competitive job. Is that a meme or did you need to build up a nice resume first?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not the same guy but it's the same deal with the maritime industry. Work a few months, they have a few months vacation. Allows me to travel very easily

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            hehe I've watched a few martime job video vlog it's so laid back you could do anything, I started to assume that might be what the Navy would be like lol, sad thing didn't get to see it.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why do I have to slave for goy for 6 to 9 months?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        because you want to consooom and in order to consoooom you have to slave to gather consoooom credits

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's a very generic advice.
    The best thing you can do while young is to frick more.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      doesnt make a difference. Pussy is pussy. Wether its with the same 2 girls a month, your girlfriend, or 30 a year, your desire will change to something you dont have. Be it money, time, love, a bigger house, a nicer car, a nicer apartment, better health, bigger muscles, etc.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just travelled for the first time at 28. I wish I could have earlier but I was too autistic/broke then covid happened. Anyway it was fun, maybe it was the right time because I actually have money now

    Anyway they say to do it young because you have no responsibilities and so more freedom to do what you want. Later in life you have a career and family so your options become more limited

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I sort of wish my parents had sent me on a backpacking trip across Europe after college so I could bang loose foreigners in hostels and just get the travel itch out my system for good but they are boomer troglodytes who are brainwashed wagies who think their 60s and 70s will be the golden years.

    Now I’m almost 30 scratching things off my bucket list solo. Some things are fun, like riding public transportation (there is none in my hometown), hiking up cliffs (again, Florida has none), just taking in the sights.

    Eating solo in public however is not fun. Dealing with shit weather is not fun. Not having access to your normal diet can suck sometimes. Not knowing the local language and forcing English on people feels moronic sometimes.

    It would be better if I had a cute travel gf or youtuber level charisma but I’ll still take solo travel in my late 20s early 30s over living like a fossil.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >but I’ll still take solo travel in my late 20s early 30s over living like a fossil
      This is so me. LOL

      It's nice but by the time you're 40 you become a bit jaded after 20 years of doing the airport struggle, hotels, hostels, and all the things to take pictures of. Not to mention the ex GFs you travel with who complain about everything... I think it's better to pace yourself. But don't leave it all until you're retired. Don't spend all of your savings on the travel bug. Have fun wherever you're at. Ditch people who bother you. Save your money. Value your freedom.

      >Not to mention the ex GFs you travel with who complain about everything...
      Would traveling with your bros be better? I thought woman you can travel with have sex with might be better?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >reddit spacing
      >expected mommy and daddy to sort his life plan out for him
      >unironically considers riding public transportation as a fun activity
      NGMI

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Oh cool you learned how to greentext on SighSee. Nice post homosexual.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          thanks buddy, hope you can find a cure for your permanent teen angst

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Eating solo in public however is not fun.
      the absolute horror! what if someone saw you sitting alone like a loser?

      oh right no one cares.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Depends on the context. Breakfast is fine. Lunch is ok on the weekdays. But eating alone in a crowded restaurant on a Friday or Saturday night? People actually do care because that just gives off a weird fricking vibe.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          If one table is enough to affect the vibe it must not be very crowded.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's nice but by the time you're 40 you become a bit jaded after 20 years of doing the airport struggle, hotels, hostels, and all the things to take pictures of. Not to mention the ex GFs you travel with who complain about everything... I think it's better to pace yourself. But don't leave it all until you're retired. Don't spend all of your savings on the travel bug. Have fun wherever you're at. Ditch people who bother you. Save your money. Value your freedom.

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Travel before you have kids. Doesn't matter if you're 20 or 40.

    Every old person I've ever met regrets not visiting their dream country because they had kids first, and then they didn't have the money, didn't have the time, couldn't risk bringing a baby or toddler there, or couldn't possibly go with a b***hy teen.

    Then once the kids are out of the house (assuming they don't become a fat neet) they're upper middle aged, fat, and have joint pain. They can't just wake up at 5 AM and walk for 20 miles even if they had the money and time. Then time passes and suddenly they're in a retirement home. It sinks in that they'll never go where they wanted to go.

    Cruises and trips to Cancun are a cope for those people who can't live out their original travel dreams. They'll have fun being somewhere new, but they'll ultimately regret not seeing the Eiffel Tower or Taj Mahal like they wanted to when they were young.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I agree with everything you said

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    If I'm travelling I'm not working.
    If I'm not working I need to do something, I can't fall into a rut.
    Travelling means I am active both physically and mentally and get to have experiences I wouldn't have sitting around at home.
    So yeah, travel is good.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t think people get much out of modern tourism. They learn almost of importance about the countries or cultures they visit. Ex. I’m in Greece now and 99% wouldn’t be able to answer “What if Greeks call themselves in their language? What do they call their language?”

    That said it’s better to experience it yourself and decide even though mass tourism is crass and doesn’t offer much.

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm in my mid-30s and I'm at that point in life where I want to settle down and have kids, but I also want to travel more & have fun. I don't want to do the copout method where I end up with an innumerable amount of kids in the Philippines. It's cool if you guys want to do it, but I don't want my kids to be half-Filipino. Quality over quantity.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      traveling in your 30s is cringe and incel-tier

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ya being a wage cuck is better.

      • 5 months ago
        Dylan

        You presumably being chained to a fat wife is cringe and having sex rationed makes you incel-tier or at least a nearcel.

        You also had no response to this

        Ya being a wage cuck is better.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        The only people I ever hear say stuff like this are young people who are terribly naïve or adults who are trapped in terrible circumstances. Because you're here on SighSee I'm inclined to believe that you belong to the former. When you eventually grow up you'll (hopefully) see that being responsible and having fun aren't mutually exclusive

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I want to settle down and have kids, but I also want to travel more & have fun
      Not impossible to do both, but it's going to get a lot harder when you have kids. Any kids preschool age or younger are likely to be a handful to care for (emotionally exhausting while sucking up tons of time) and after that you have to deal with their school schedules.

      But the upside is that kids are a partial antidote to jadedness because everything is novel to children and you get to share some of that.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >everything is novel to children and you get to share some of that
        Literally the only reason to have kids. So you can experience things for the first time again.

        I have no idea why my parents had me just to sit their on ass for most of my childhood. We went on 2, maybe 3 summer vacations and did jack shit the rest of the time.

        I can't imagine traveling for the first time AND with kids. You will just be doubly stressed out by having to figure things out not just for yourself but for your family too.

        Maybe that's why my parents never took me anywhere. Because they were travel newbies themselves.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >But the upside is that kids are a partial antidote to jadedness because everything is novel to children and you get to share some of that.

        In the USA and other countries with car dependent infrastructure you will often be a constant chauffeur for your little shitbag offspring till they are old enough to drive. I hear about how my co-workers with multiple kids are constantly driving their kids to and from school, sports, other after school activities, bs like bullshido martial arts, etc. They are literally like sacred sacrifices for their kids and other than schlepping their kids around or talking about sports they can't talk about much or and they aren't interesting in the slightest.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >they can't talk about much or and they aren't interesting in the slightest
          what's interesting to you? talking about that time you shat your colon inside-out after eating street food in calcutta?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lazy fricking kids can hop on their bikes and ride where they need to go. Helicopter parents with weak, spoiled, overprotected incessantly demanding kids are the worst.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, cause in grade school I should've been riding my bike for an hour each way across the ghetto to get to school or 30 minutes to get to a friend's house across a freeway
            Never blame the shit choice of where you live on your children

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              >hour
              Homie, in the 80s and early 90s we used to ride around the goddamn city unsupervised for hours. Be back before the streetlights came on, that was all parents asked. And that was in the middle of the whole "stranger danger" scare.

              They literally used to put a thing on TV at 10 PM asking parents to go check and see if their kids were home yet. "It's 10 PM, do you know where your children are?"
              >Oh, yeah, the kids, where are they anyway?
              A lot of parents were actually like this.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hi from a very old person. I was fortunate to have international experience starting when I was young, and I think my life has been better for it. I was lucky enough to be able to study abroad both in high school and university (in two very different environments), and my life and career have both developed with an international outlook for which I am grateful. I have lived in several places, visited close to a hundred countries, and speak a handful of languages. I remain, even as an old fart, actively engaged with and curious about the world around me.

    That isn’t to say that travel can only be enjoyed by the young (far from it!), nor that it’s the only worthwhile pursuit for a young person. But I know that it can be an enriching experience, and encourage anyone who thinks they want to do it to give it a shot if they can.

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you really want to travel you do it now. You don't wait for sometime that may never actually come. Alot of guys I know are waiting until retirement to travel, my guess is they don't care that much about actually doing it. I did it in my 20s and was able to get my life back on track by my early 30s and start making some money.

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m having difficulty deciding if I want to spend the rest of my life job hopping in east, low paying jobs like security while traveling or buckling down.

    I have an easy ass job that I can make 74k at without trying

  14. 5 months ago
    Cult of Passion

    The first time I "left home" was to work on a fishing boat in Alaska when I was like 20. At about 21 I went on a one way trip to SE Asia, in 2007. Spent a couple months there, was blown away by the exotic experience. I visited all the temples, jungles, cultural stuff.

    I retuened home a different person, I had a purpose beyond my friend's purposes. Over 15 years later and they are all junkies, still going to festivals, childless, very sad...

    Ive been to every corner of the world since then. Joining the military and going to war wasnt a major change, I had already faced similar changes.

    It made me capabe of gretaer things, and greater things happened.

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The anthropologist Victor Turner called modern travel a "liminoid" experience — that is, an experience that appears to have transformative properties, but doesn't. Modern travel, which is to say tourism, doesn't actually do anything for the psyche; it tricks you into thinking you're making progress in life, like a video game, but at the end of your trip, you gained nothing substantial from it.

    Not all travel is tourism, however. If you travel the right way, then there is perhaps no better experience in life that you can have for accelerating your maturity. To travel the right way, you have to ignore travel agencies, ignore the tourist traps, ignore social media, ignore all of it — and simply go somewhere else that is culturally removed from what you're familiar with, and LIVE there for a while. I mean live like the locals do, trying to survive like they do, seeing how things work there and how people get by. If you have a lot of money or property, you won't gain anything from traveling; it's only when you leave your home without a return ticket or any safety net to fall back on and you struggle do you grow from the experience.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I literally just need to have sex and cuddle with cute women that’s all

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

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    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      interesting, a lot of people became very transformative after travelling like Steve Jobs

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oh my god dude who fricking cares. This is just cope by some dude who's apathetic and looks for resources online that agrees with his dim world view. I love traveling, so do millions of people. Stay at home, burn your passport and never leave your house. "Travel the right way". Kiss my ass.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      What does that even mean? What transformative properties, what is it supposed to do to "the psyche", etc? Dude just likes living like a bum abroad and throwing pretty words around to make himself seem smart.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, it's bullshit. Tourist vacations are the greatest escapist experiences; you have a pile of money to spend and zero thought of the future. Your life is anything but routine on vacation, as you pursue all the pleasures you crave. Does it change who you are? Of course not, but you have a hell of a good time. Its appeal lies in its transient nature.
        While travel and life in foreign countries enhances one's awareness of cultural diversity, it does not fundamentally change who you are. Anyone who claims otherwise is living a delusion, albeit a happy one. Your genetic makeup, constitution and upbringing is what determines who you really are. People should stop trying to pretend they can become a new person by changing their location on the map. Real travelers accept that they will never truly fit in, and don't try to shoehorn themselves into social circles, pretending their extroversion is a pursuit of an "authentic" experience with the "locals". Nah dude, you just want to be treated like a special guest, because it pumps up your ego.
        Lastly, traveling as a brokegay simply means laying around your cheap room all day or aimlessly walking around in between bites of cheap street fare. Nobody will respect you for failing to save sufficient funds for your intended travels, and then begging for help or a job in order to "grow from the experience". People don't want your foreign ass contributing nothing and even taking away a job from the community; they want you bringing money and spreading it around.

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Best advice is go do whatever ya want thats realistically obtainable
    And make sacrifices to get there

    Let all the normal gay mofos keep wageslavin away to live in a gay box and drive a gay car to gay work while i live in a van (and love it) while running construction jobs half the year and travel half the year
    Im 33 now and will plan to make babies with a girl and get a real
    Shelter sometimre tho,

    Go read the "if life was an MMORPG"
    If your still not convinced how moronic our societys are

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s a lot more fun to be somewhere where people don’t know you, because when people know you, there’s nothing mysterious about you.

  18. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Agree. Travelling young gives you an education about the real world, when you have the energy to handle everything it throws your way, and you'll still have time to recover financially.
    It is the only thing I've never regretted spending money on, the experiences are priceless, and I recommend it to anyone.

  19. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Best thing to do is learn a trade.

    In the UK you can leave school at 16 and learn a trade and I really wish I had learnt a skill like carpentry then went and travelled because with a trade you can work anywhere and get paid cash whereas I've travelled a lot and come back from travelling last year realising I'm 25 and have no skills which is really shitty

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