Why I Splurge on Travel

I spend an absurd amount of money on travel for someone who professes to be on a path towards financial independence.

Although it would be nice to travel the world on a budget, that’s not always possible. When it’s not, I’ll still splurge on travel because I enjoy traveling so much. 

One of my main reasons for pursuing financial independence is that I want to travel. I want to see the world!

Why I splurge on travel

Another reason why I don’t want to wait is that I don’t want to be miserable now. My life needs balance.

Why Not wait?

Now just to be clear, when I say I splurge on travel, I don’t mean that I stay at five-star resorts or fly first class. I’m not that crazy!

Do I really splurge on travel?

When planning trips, I try to be as frugal as possible.  If I’m visiting a town with good public transit, I’ll stay in cheaper hotels further away from city center.

Do I really splurge on travel?

I say I splurge on travel because if I’m going to spend two weeks of vacation time, I’m going to go someplace exotic.

Do I really splurge on travel?