When you’re in your 20’s, there’s a constant struggle between the idea of building your career and travelling the world. Some people say that your 20’s is the time for you to do whatever you want and travel as much as possible, while others would say that your 20’s is the time to hustle and grind for your career. With all this opposing chatter, how do you know which side to choose? How do you know if you’re ready to travel in your 20’s? Should you focus on working instead? We hear you, and we’ve got your questions covered! In this episode, we give you tips on what to consider when travelling in your 20’s from weighing your priorities, figuring out if you can afford it to choosing which destinations to go to.


1. Weigh your priorities

  • What do you need the most in your life? Is it self discovery, finding a good career, building a business, taking care of your family or perhaps, finding financial stability? 

  • If you answered self discovery, do you have the liberty to put this as a priority?

  • Travelling takes a lot of time, energy and money. If you are spending the money that you don’t have, you are setting yourself up for failure.

  • If you are focusing on travelling when it is time for you to start your career/ family, maybe it is not the time to travel right now.

  • You can make travelling a priority when you come to a point where you can balance it with your career, saving up for your future and taking care of your family.

  • Think of travelling as an incentive. You have to work hard enough so that you have the resources and liberty to venture around the world. 

2. Can you afford it?

  • Can you afford the trip expenses? Can you afford to allot time for it?

  • One way you can figure this out is by computing all your expected expenses such as air fare, lodging and shopping before a trip. After getting the total expenses, check your bank account. If you have thrice as much money as your expected expenses, you should be able to afford the trip. 

  • It’s important to do this because travelling on a tight budget can be tough and deter you from really enjoying your trip.

  • Find ways to lessen your gastos. If you have family and friends that you can lodge or stay with, take advantage of the opportunity. You can also offer them money for electricity or other utilities. Another option is to travel as a group so that you can split your expenses with your friends/family.

3. Will it help you become the person you want to be 5 or 10 years from now?

  • Will it be beneficial to you or your career 5/10 years from now? Or would it just be a slump you went through unnecessarily?

  • For example, Joyce loves travelling and invests in it because through travelling she get her creative juices flowing and she gets inspired to start writing, make vlogs etc.

  • Decide if it is an investment for your future or an unnecessary luxury.

4. Is your heart in the right place?

  • Are you doing it for the right reasons? Or for superficial reasons? Be honest with yourself and really reflect on your intentions.

  • If you are travelling just to take Instagram photos and make other people jealous, reconsider your intentions.

  • Travel to better yourself and the world around you. If your heart is not in the right place, you won’t be able to fully enjoy the perks of travelling around the world.

5. Decide which destinations you want to go to

  • This can be overwhelming because there are so many places you can go to.

  • One thing you can start with is to discover the country that you are in. 

  • There’s so many places you can go to in the Philippines. Before you go to a different country, discover what your country has to offer so you could share what you have experienced to people around the world.

  • Ask yourself, what do you want to see? Do you want to explore artsy and architectural buildings? If yes, try going to Europe. Do you want to enjoy the tropical beaches? The city life? Learn what sparks a passion in you and choose the destination that can cater to that passion. 

Stay tuned for more episodes and don’t forget to use the hashtag #AdultingWithPring if you have any comments or suggestions for future topics!

Episode summary by Jacy Olivares, follow her in Instagram: @jacyolivares

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