A lot is being said about traveling. Of course, some of it is true, but a big chunk of it is all lies. It could be you never traveled because you always get the bad side of the story and you never want to get out of your comfort zone. You have heard a lot, but most of them are myths and misconceptions about traveling. Keep reading and know where you have been misled.
Traveling is expensive
Actually, this is one of the myths that has killed the dream of those who wish to travel. They have grown hearing that unless you have a trust fund, you cannot afford to travel. The truth is, traveling is very affordable. It comes down to where you want to go. There are destinations that would not need a deep pocket to have all the fun in this world. Forget about the TV and magazine adverts on destinations; those are for the super-rich. You only want the adventure without having to pay an arm and leg.
Couchsurfing is very unsafe
The issue of accommodation is a tricky one especially when you are traveling on a budget. You will be out looking for affordable alternatives. One of the ways to go is Couchsurfing. This is simply deciding to stay with a stranger at their home. Critics have spread rumors that this is not a safe way to seek accommodation.
However, those who have had a great time at a stranger’s home, consider this as a myth. These are people willing to take you in out of generosity. In fact, there are hardly any records of Couchsurfing gone bad.
It is dangerous for women to travel alone
The world has been a patriarchal society. Women have been depicted as weak and their only place is in the kitchen. In one misconception about traveling, some say it is very unsafe for women to travel alone. It is like murderers are hiding in the bush waiting to attack women travelers.
Nothing could be farther from the truth. All travelers face the same circumstances. If it is a danger, it does not choose a man or woman. Nothing proves that only women would be in real danger if they are traveling without a male company.
Traveling as a group is not “authentic”
There is the notion that traveling in a group is not a good idea. From a shallow thinking, you will not have fun with many people around you. This is not true. In fact, the most successful and fun-filled adventures have been with a group. You will have an array of ideas and activities to take part in.
Do not be held back from traveling by myths and misconceptions. Traveling is fun and you should do it as often as possible. As long as you have done your homework, it is always safe to travel.