“Overcoming the obstacles to traveling the world begin with shedding your past, dealing with the present, and then preparing for the future.”
– Anil Polat
If you want to travel the world, you’re not alone. If you don’t know how to make this dream a reality, trust me, you’re definitely not alone.
Overcoming the 7 Major Obstacles to Traveling the World by Anil Polat helps you conquer some of the most common barriers that can prevent you from realizing your desire to travel abroad. Based on the series Overcoming the 7 Major Obstacles to Traveling the World on foXnoMad, the ebook presents a systematic approach to breaking down challenges you might face into manageable short and long term goals.
After an intro including an excellent example from the Wizard of Oz, you’ll find seven chapters plus one last section with stories from travelers, a brief conclusion, and a ‘Special Thanks’ part.
Anil combines helpful tips and advice with memorable quotes and questions that make you think. Whatever stopped you from fulfilling your wish to travel the world in the past, will not feel as difficult or unattainable when you’ve read this ebook. And once you follow Anil’s pointers and suggestions, what held you back — worries, fear, uncertainty — will eventually fade away.
The seven specific obstacles include:
1. You are comfortable at your job
Plenty of people stay in jobs they don’t enjoy because of comfort and stability. This chapter shows you how to make sure you’re not one of them.
2. You think it’s too expensive
Travel does cost, but you can afford it — so long as you put in the necessary groundwork. Part two is a must read for anyone who find tracking expenses, saving, and budgeting more of a challenge than something that come without effort.
3. You don’t know where you’d go
With such a boundless number of travel destinations and activities, where to travel is not always an obvious answer.
4. You’ll miss your family and friends
Learn how to best stay in touch with your near and dear while on the road, and find out what to do if you have pets.
5. You have kids or will soon
This chapter, including links to some great family travel blogs, shows that the benefits of traveling with kids far outweigh the option of staying home.
6. You don’t know what your significant other will say
If your single life days belong in the past, you’ll understand that long term travel is not only a big life decision, but a ‘we’, not an ‘I’ question. Part six also contains wise words from two young travelers and links to travel blogs written by couples.
7. You will travel the world…later
The last chapter helps you recognize the warning signs of fear about traveling and how to fight them. I particularly enjoyed the insightful quote from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Although you will most likely face more obstacles than these, the ebook is a great read if you want to make travel a part of your life. Apart from the advice in the ebook, you’ll find links to some of Anil’s previously published blog posts for more thorough information. And the personal stories from bloggers and long term travelers at the end are truly an inspiration.
Purchase your own copy at Overcoming the 7 Major Obstacles to Traveling the World eBook.