Individuals at all times ask me, “Darren, how is it which you could afford to take action a lot touring?”
It’s true! I do journey so much. I’ve been bicycle touring world wide for the final 14 years in a row, however I’m not a rich man.
There are a variety of various methods I’ve been in a position to do as a lot touring as I’ve over the past 14 years, however my greatest secret is that this: When given the selection, I virtually at all times select to spend my cash on experiences, reasonably than issues.
As a substitute of shopping for new garments on a regular basis, I put on just about the identical factor, each single day, for years on finish. (Critically, return and take a look at the images from my travels. I’ve virtually at all times bought the identical garments on, day after day.)
As a substitute of proudly owning a automobile, I get round on my bike, or I take the bus or hitch a journey with mates. I often fly on airplanes and journey on boats and trains as effectively.
I don’t have a brand new flat-screen TV, a storage stuffed with stuff I don’t use, or a giant home I can’t afford.
With the little cash I do make, I select to spend most of it on my bicycle touring adventures. That is the primary approach I’ve been ready to take action a lot touring over the past 14 years. I merely select to not spend my cash on a bunch of stuff I don’t really want… and as a substitute, select to spend my cash on experiences I’ll bear in mind for the remainder of my life.
“Journey is the one factor you purchase that makes you richer.” – Unknown
I’ve shut mates, and can often meet somebody on my travels, who asks me, “Darren, how do you afford to do all this touring?” The reply is absolutely fairly easy.
The way in which I’ve been in a position to afford to go bicycle touring 12 months after 12 months is by merely giving up the issues so many people inform ourselves we’d like.
Don’t purchase a brand new TV this 12 months… and you’ll go on that bicycle tour you’ve been dreaming about!
Do away with your automobile… and you’ll go on that bicycle tour you’ve been dreaming about!
Deal with the belongings you at the moment personal… and you’ll go on that bicycle tour you’ve been dreaming about!
Whereas this method received’t work for everybody, it would simply give you the results you want.
What large buy may you surrender as a way to make your goals of touring the world a actuality? Or what small every-day expense may you do away with as a way to make that large bike tour you’ve been dreaming about come true?
Give it some thought! I guess you there’s something you may do proper now to seek out the little bit of cash it’s good to journey the world, reside your goals, and make reminiscences you’ll bear in mind for the remainder of your life.