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Is there a downside of travel? Some people tend to think so. These days we are living in a world of terrorism, international insecurity, low cost airlines and a lack of good old fashioned customer service. Although as a whole, we are all travelling more frequently as it has become considerably affordable for the broader population, but some of us wish that travel was a lot more comfortable and safe.
If you watch the news every other day there is a terrorism attack, sometimes in an airport or in a public place overseas. The scaremongers (media), are warning us more and more not to travel to certain countries and after Malaysian Airlines two fatal air crashes we are beginning to feel a little unsafe flying overseas.
So what things are the downside to travel? I have made a list:
Despite these travel drawbacks, thankfully a lot of us aren’t too discouraged from planning our next trip or flitting off on a weekend escape. Recent travel statistics are showing that domestic travel (travel within your own country), is becoming more popular with travellers. I have always been a strong advocate of seeing your own country first before venturing overseas, so this is a good thing.
There are many ways to save on travel within your own country. In Australia you can occasionally hire a campervan very cheaply if it needs to be relocated to another city; You can also consider trying camping as a cheap form of holidaying; Look for domestic airfare sales that are continually being offered; Subscribe to a website that emails out cheap accommodation deals; or look for affordable cruises out of Australian ports. There are plenty of options.
However, if like me, you still want to venture overseas and think “stuff it”, because life is too short to be worried about a few hours of flying in discomfort or queuing up in long airport lines, then I say go for it!
What do you think is the downside to travel? Can you add to the above list?
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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