STOP. FRICKING. WAITING...

Just returned from my week-long trip and I came to a hard existential realization.

I spent close to a decade of my life living in fear and waiting to travel, waiting to experience, waiting and anticipating the perfect launch pad to move my life forward.

I wouldn't even say my trip was incredible but was eye-opening. I started to ask myself things like,

"Why the frick did I wait so long to do this?"

"I could have done this years ago when I was younger."

I know for a fact there are plenty of guys like me lurking in here reading about other people's travel stories or seeking travel advice only to never even leap.

Just get started and stop fricking waiting, you are wasting your time...

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm poor, though

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No excuse. So many resources out there for people who are not financially secure and still manage to travel the world.

      Telling me you're too poor only says to me that you haven't done any real research and are using money as an excuse and obstacles to which deters you from traveling.

      Read the book: Vagabonding by Rolf Potts, it would be insightful for someone like you.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm lucky my parents were always separated but both loved travelling so I was abroad 3-4x a year.
        My dad is the archetypal real traveler, stealthing into Tibet, sleeping outside for months, fricking girls on every continent and shit. He wasn't as hardcore when I was there but still saw the limits were high.

        I also know many people who never leave because they need everything to be perfect before they even try, even for 2 weeks in meme destinations. It's usually anxiety and OCD so I feel bad and can't blame them.
        As op said, just go.

        There's first world "poor" and "I earn 250$ a month with a degree and need 300$ to live" poor.
        If you're from Albania or Vietnam you're basically fricked because you can't really expect a newbie to go full vagabond when he's been living with his parents in a shit hole all his life.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        do you have any pdf?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          libgen.is

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Traveling while poor is more fun. Stressful yes, but way more fun. Cheap hostels while young are amazing experiences. While old, cheap hostiles sucks and staying in apartments/hotel rooms no longer offer easy access to meet fellow travelers.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      a ticket from the us to greece is like $400.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No it isn't.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you rejected stability in your 20s like me, you would be singing a very different tune. Only after staying put and working for months do I still get the thrill of escape and freedom from drudgery. But then it all becomes routine. Not in a bad way; I have chosen to pursue contentment and reject "boredom". But all the excitement and special feelings that people like OP feel are precisely due to repressing their desire to escape for so long, and then, at last, having their carefully laid plans come to fruition.

      In America, money is the only thing that comes easy with a little effort. Your priorities are your choice. Real travelers have very few belongings of value.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >In America, money is the only thing that comes easy with a little effort.
        KEK that's a fricking lie.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          If you were born into a family with health insurance and couldn’t make it in America you either have a physical disability or an intellectual deficit. There is absolutely no excuse, it’s the richest country on earth by an enormous margin.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i worked washing dishes and saved up enough to travel to india for 6 months, Vietnam for 3, Sri Lanka 1 month, Myanmar for 1 month, Thailand for 2. It's possible anon. commit to saving. no beer, no going out, you an tyighten you rbelt

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Seconded. I planned my trip for nipponland for 15 years before I stepped on the travel agency (my first time on a plane).
    Then I went again in 4 months

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Isn't that the human experience?

    Always chasing what we can get close to reaching but never achieving.

    Always searching for answers already in front of us.

    Always wanting something else what we have obtained the things we wanted.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Lol imagine being American. Become an expat and leave dude. It's over.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yeah i agree with you op
    I'll be the "coomer" here and say it makes me so angry when I thinking about all the times I simped and lost my mind over mid fat girls in the US who hated my guts and manipulated me, when I could've gone to other countries and talked and enjoyed my time with non-mentally ill women.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I spent 2 years in Thailand and boned 170 girls there. I wasted most my time drowning in alcohol just people watching from the patio seating at bars. I could honestly do that for the rest of my life

    The thing is I’m 32 and I am plagued by the choice to either just job hop and travel perpetually, or save money and retire early.

    I don’t want to get married or have kids because I hate women, but I also don’t want to not have enough money when I’m old. It’s a really frustrating situation. I’m also too lazy and stuck in my ways to learn to code. Too lazy to do anything but sit around as a security guard. It’s a dangerous time in my life because all my needs are met but I still feel the urge to coom

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Damn you sound like me but more based. I settled for the retire early/two-day-week by 45 hoping to make up for wagecelling in the meantime. Whatever we do, we will regret it.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    alr i'm a high school senior in Romania, summer full time jobs pay 400-550€(net, after taxes) per month.. how do i travel with that?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Work a summer full time job in Germany?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There is always a poorer country to travel in

      HOWEVER
      You can always work for bed and board with sites like workaway, hitchhike instead of buying train/bus tickets, couchsurf etc. Travelling cheap has never been easier.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    fricking right in the feels.i've saved around 5k$ for nipponland as a 3rd worlder but i am too much of a pussy to get the visa,book a flight and frick off

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      its as if despite having money i am stuck in this shithole or its all in my mind

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There will never be perfect conditions to travel. There will never be no excuses to put it off. Everyone else just does it anyway. That's what the lurkers here have to do, they just have to get on with it.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The worst part is that every second you wait, everywhere you originally planned to go is entering modernity, getting more developed, more expensive, losing any remaining authenticity, becoming ever more soulless, western and homogeneous. The entire planet is getting worse, it's just it's faster in the Third World to catch up with the west.

    • 2 months ago
      Cult of Passion

      Glad I visited SEA in 2007, before smart phones were a thing. Having to look at maps from guide books, using my camera to take pic and use the screen to check it later. Man...that was so much better than now.

      Now if you want the "Real Backpackers™"tour you need to go to central asia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan n such. Asia is so yestermillenia, glad I saw it before it died.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >OP goes on one week long trip to Bali and suddenly think he has the world figured out

    • 2 months ago
      Cult of Passion

      post itinerary

      Damn you sound like me but more based. I settled for the retire early/two-day-week by 45 hoping to make up for wagecelling in the meantime. Whatever we do, we will regret it.

      >Whatever we do, we will regret it.
      Then you didnt throw yourself to abandon enough to never regret not doing more. Once you get to his level of "man, there should be more to life" you need to actaually *do more, different, level up your stage of life". Instead he sits back down, and another few years flashes by, each one ensuring the next wont change.

      I dont, wont and couldnt regret. Bucket list is checked off, now I prepare for things that transpire long after I am dead.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm waiting because I'm overweight. I expect it will take me about 6 months to get into good shape. I plan on travelling mainly to have sex with foreign girls, so I want to at least be as attractive as I can be before then.
    If I went now, even though I could still get laid if I really tried, despite my big belly, I think it'd be a waste.

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