38 Reasons Why It’s Ok to Take the Risk and Travel

38 Reasons

There are a lot of barriers to travel out there. No matter what stage of life you are at there are always excuses why you shouldn’t travel. Your career is usually the number one excuse. I have faced them personally throughout my life– people telling me it wasn’t safe or it was bad for my resume. But I didn’t let these naysayers deter me. I committed myself to my travel plans, and pushed forward despite the “negative impacts” it would have on my professional ambitions.

And guess, what it all worked out! That’s how the universe works. If I hadn’t been traveling, I may never have landed my dream job with Greenheart Travel. My travel experiences have shaped me into the woman that I am today, and I proud to have some really amazing things crossed off of my bucket list.

It can be hard to believe in and trust your decision. Letting go of your comfort zone and facing your concerns about traveling, but I am here to give you my 38 reasons why quitting my job to travel is completely worth it.

It is ok to pursue your travel dreams because you will….

1) Marvel at the Pyramids of Giza


2) Imagine gladiator fights inside the Colosseum

3) Watch lions eat a fresh kill in the Maasai Mara Nature Reserve


4) Dive with Great White Sharks on South Africa’s shores

5) Shop fresh seafood at a Sicilian Farmers Market

6) Blind yourself by the whiteness at the Salar de Uyuni


7) Relax in the beautiful Greek Islands

8) Shop the handcraft markets in Istanbul

9) Hike to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town


10) Stand at the top of the Eiffel Tower

11) Skydive in Dubai


12) Work up a sweat on the top of the Great Wall of China

13) Slurp down some tasty pho in Ho Chi Minh City

14) Take in the majesty of Machu Pichu


15) Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

16) Bike ride through the canals of Amsterdam

17) Zip line through the mountains of Hawaii


18) Ride in rickshaws through the crazy streets of Mumbai

19) Stand on the bell platform of the New York Stock Exchange

20) Wander the banks of the river Thames


21) Drink fresh wine at Chilean vineyards

22) Marvel at the remarkable Petra in Jordan

23) Practice some yoga in from of the Taj Mahal


24) Eat the world’s best pizza in Naples, Italy

25) Relax in the beauty of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

26) Hit the slopes in Breckenridge, Colorado


27) Sleep on a traditional Japanese tatami mat

28) Ride a camel on the sands of the Sahara desert

29) Hike some (or all!) of the Annapurna circuit in Nepal


30) Ride a boat through the Sydney Harbor

31) Catch a sunset over the lakes of Bariloche, Argentina


32) Explore the ancient city of Ephesus

33) Leap for joy in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

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34) Learn how to surf in Ecuador

35) Pick fresh Ceylon tea in Sri Lanka

36) Feed some friendly giraffes in Kenya


37) Stand on the slopes of history at the Acropolis

38) Climb to the roof of Africa at Mt Kilimanjaro


Look at all the things I’ve accomplished because of my decision to leave my job! No matter what it is you want to explore in the world, it’s out there waiting for you to take the leap. I know it’s scary to leave the comforts of a job, home, your family and friends. But the adventure that awaits you is worth it. The fulfillment you will feel cannot be filled by anything else. Just do it!


Author: Megan Arz

I am a travel and food obsessed Midwesterner living in Chicago and dreaming of the world. I work as a full-time program manager for Greenheart Travel, but I am also committed to integrating the travel lifestyle into my every day routines. I am passionate about ethical travel, meeting new people, creating unique memories and eating local cuisine!

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