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September 18, 2020 3 min read

We believe that so many people have a deep longing to travel the world, a willingness to adventure to places not many people go, and a desire to experience new things that grow and challenge your perspective. Many of us dreamt about it when we were young and always swore that at the first chance of freedom, we would do it! But in the midst of life, careers, all of life’s responsibilities and hurdles, it can be easy to just kind of forget about that desire. Don’t! Don’t forget it. Don’t forget to Adventure!

I meet people all the time who tell me if only they could __________ or  make __________ happen, they could do the things they really want to do. 

 

Here are some of the excuses I hear:

“I don’t have money.” 

What you make a priority in life will always get your money first. Obviously take care of your finical responsibilities first! But if travel is important to you, you will make it happen! Sometimes we have to choose what we invest into, but don’t tell me you don’t have the money to travel if you just spent $100 at the bar last weekend :-p (Also, we at IVY make it really easy to travel by breaking up payments )

“I am too busy!” 

We have done a really good job of idolizing busyness in our weird western world. We see being busy as a sign of success or importance. But the goal in life is not to just be busy-it is to experience freedom and the joys of life. Freedom to have a job or not, freedom to travel, freedom to give money away, freedom to buy nice things and freedom from busyness. Stop being so damn busy, start living!

“I don’t want to travel alone.” 

Hellooooo, IVY!! And don’t worry, we keep good company! Something we’ve been blown away and inspired by is that what you put out into the world is truly what you get back. We aim to reach, love, encourage and inspire our community. So the people that have been coming on IVY Adventures are the same. They are likeminded individuals who are there to build each other up and are intentional with each other. It’s incredible. Start talking about travel + the things you want to see publicly and the right people will appear!

“I have to wait for ____ before I can.”

If you wait for other people’s timeline or permission you will be disappointed and resentful.

You have to take control of your life and work tirelessly to pursue your dreams. If you have the desire to travel, do not ignore it. Travel is one of the best things you can do to expand your mind, perspective and see all of the possibilities in front of you. Traveling is one the of the best ways to find yourself, your dreams and have your goals realigned. Especially if you’re with a group of encouraging and intentional people. It’s a break from routine which allows you to dream again!

The amazing author Jedidiah Jenkins says it like this:

“Routine is the enemy of time, It makes it fly by. When you’re a kid, everything is astonishing; everything is new. So your brain is awake and turned on, so every passing second your brain is learning something new; learning how the world works. So the muscle of your brain is activated, and as you get older and your brain has figured out the patterns of the way the world works … the fascination with how the world works has gone away. I think that’s what travel in general does, it wakes up your brain.”

Let’s wake our brains up and go experience this beautiful planet we’ve been given!

You can see some of our upcoming tripshere.

Steve Weigel
Steve Weigel


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