Why You Should Quit Your Job & Travel Instead

The way things are looking now, it’s likely that all of us are going to work well into our deathbeds; so that’s why we’re advocating a sabbatical, also known as, quit your job & travel instead (unless of course you’ve already found your dream job in an exotic location)…

#1 Experiences are priceless

We wouldn't fancy trying this at 60.
We wouldn’t fancy trying this at 60.

What’s the point in saving for old age when you’re too old and tired to fully enjoy it? You may think of all the money you could earn right now, but experiences in the now are priceless.

#2 Three’s a crowd

Travelling with children isn't a piece of cake and neither are finding pet-sitters.
Travelling with children isn’t a piece of cake and neither is finding pet-sitters.

Marriage, kids and pets come faster than you think and pretty soon, you’ll have to bring all of them, or have to think thrice about travelling altogether #firstworldproblems

#3 You’ve got nothing to lose

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If you don’t lose, you can’t gain.

There are thousands of jobs out there, and since you’re the super-skilled person that you are, you will never be out of a job. In fact, you’ll come back with more skills and experience under your belt, with a worldly perspective to boot.

#4 A life of travel is never a bad one

Especially if you have a hot travel buddy.
Especially if you have a hot travel buddy.

Whereas, a life of working at the grindstone is more likely to leave more regrets. Plus, there’s plenty of time to work!

#5 Some places just can’t wait

This is the Maldives. It may be gone submerged by the time you reach your life goals.
This is the Maldives. It may be submerged by the time you reach your life goals.

For you to “go at the right time”. The Maldives are in danger of sinking (as in Venice) and the Amazonian forests are disappearing! By the time you’re ready, they might not be there anymore.

#6 Because inflation

Inflation is getting bigger, faster than this big yellow balloon.
Inflation is getting bigger & faster than this big yellow balloon.

The world is affected by inflation. Things will never get cheaper, they’ll just get more expensive and however much you earn will never be enough! Might as well make your dollar stretch now.

#7 14 days just ain’t enough

Well, not infinite, but your prospective employers wouldn't look down on you for taking a year off.
Think about it; your prospective employers won’t look down on you for taking a year off. They might even respect you for it.

Sure, you could take leave, but what’s a fulfilling holiday with work worries?

#8 Your dream job might be at your next destination

Finding your dream job is hard. Saying no to it is harder.
Finding your dream job is hard. Saying no to it is harder.

Who knows, you might meet your dream job at your next destination, and you’ll have to turn it down because you’re still stuck with your old one?

Related: 4 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Maldives While You Can

What do you think about a year-long sabbatical, nomads?

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