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10 Common Excuses People Make To Avoid Travelling But Shouldn't!

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Do you want to take a leap of faith or become an old person, filled with regret, waiting to die alone? HolidayIQ Travellers list 10 reasons people use to avoid travelling.

10 Common Excuses People Make To Avoid Travelling But Shouldn't!:

  1. Bakkhali (West Bengal)
  2. Nainital (Uttarakhand)
  3. Mokokchung (Nagaland)
  4. Manali (Himachal Pradesh)
  5. Hampi (Karnataka)
  6. Deoghar (Jharkhand)
  7. Solan (Himachal Pradesh)
  8. Lachung (Sikkim)
  9. Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
  10. Ladakh (Leh) (Jammu & Kashmir)

1. "I Can’t Afford It" - India Has No Dearth Of Budget Holiday Options

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This is probably the most common excuse made by people for not travelling. Consider the fact that you spend a lot of money on things you don’t really need! That money can be diverted to your very own travel fund. HolidayIQ Traveller Umair Siddiqui from Kolkata shares, “Its so affordable and best place for a short trip. With friends and families, one can go for a frequent trip as well. Although the beach is not so great. Still the pleasure of seaside will make the holiday so awesome. Me and my friends had also went to henry island which is near to bakkhali. Its really a good place for visit. One thing I like the most was the road trip. Bakkhali is at the extreme end of bengal towards diamond harbour road, the villages and rural bengal view was so nice. Only issue i had was at there is no bridge between a place and your car has to enter into a vessel to cross such a short river and it was although a new experience but creates long traffic. It become irritating while returning that there is no bridge for such a short distance.”

2. "I Don’t Have The Time!" - Well, Start With Planning Weekend Trips

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Take some time off work and go explore places near your city. HolidayIQ Traveller Sangeeta Bhatnagar from Meerut shares, “Nainital is a good place. Easy to visit, ideal for weekend trip for people of Delhi-NCR. Place is quiet, soothing, romantic. It calm your senses. There are lot of sightseeing opportunities nearby. It is a relaxing place in lap of nature. Sightseeing can be easily arranged by travel agents, who will arrange personal taxi for your family. Plus watching mountain peaks, paragliding is thrilling. Boating feels exciting. Do visit hanuman mandir in naukuchiatal.”

3. "I Don’t Speak The Language" - Why Stop Yourself From Learning Something New?

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Thanks to internet, understanding a foreign language has become relatively easy. There are numerous apps that help translate words, signs and sentences. Also, the joy of learning a new language is a different kind of high. HolidayIQ Traveller Kavita from Kohima shares, “Mokokchung is rich in cultural heritage. Villages around mokokchung district follow age-old system of governance, you might be interested in its social structure. You can get varieties of foods here."

4. "I’ve Never Done It Before" - Overcome Your Fears

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There was a time when you couldn’t walk or even ride a bicycle. When you learn something new, initially, you tend to be anxious. But with time, that awkward uncertainty turns to passionate pleasure. HolidayIQ Traveller Jagamohan Mohapatra from Pune shares, “It was my first solo trip. To me it was an amazing journey. On the way to old Manali, met a man named as Omm. He has his own shop having hand painted T-shirts and it was great that I met this guy. There is another way to go to old Manali i.e natural park, one must try that root. The Tibet Cafe on the bank of Beas river, Chicken Schnitzel is a must try. Sher-e-Punjab on the mail Manali market try to avoid going there, horrible experience. Tosh, it is the place everybody want to go. This place got something you have to experience, the morning sunshine, the snow covered mountains and the freezing wind. Was staying at Boom Shiva Cafe, it was not a great place for family but if you are with friends then you must stay there.”

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5. "I Don’t Have Anyone To Go With" - The Joy Of Travelling Solo Is Unparalleled

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So what? You can always find a group that travels and connect with them or you could pack up and travel solo. HolidayIQ Traveller Ajith Padmasree from Palakkad shares, “It was my first solo trip and when I decided to go for a solo trip I have a lot of doubts and concerns like, is Hampi a good choice, how will I travel alone, can I enjoy the trip alone, etc. And now I can say that if you like to travel alone, Hampi is a good option. But it's better to avoid summer season since it's damn hot. And don't forget to bargain with auto drivers and bike renting people. If it's off season like summer, you will get it for a cheap rate.”

6. "I Don’t Think Travel Is Safe" - Don't Let That Stop You From Discovering India

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This is somewhat a valid argument but with the advent of smartphones and social media, we are constantly in touch with people 24/7. Do thorough research and make notes of all the necessary precautions - the kind of clothes you must wear,  the culture and people. Also, have a buddy to keep a tab on your travel at regular intervals. HolidayIQ Traveller Sushil Sinha from Patna shares, “Overall experience of Deoghar city is very good. In Deoghar, Ramkrishna Vidyapith, Nandan Pahar, Basukinath temple are worth seeing. Shopping for ladies ornaments can be done. Security arrangement in this city is very good. All type of food is available”

7. "I Am Stuck With My Job" - Imagine The Things You'll Learn While Travelling!

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Life is not about living to work. It’s about working so you can live. It’s about experiencing more of what this world has to offer, connecting with one another, and finding a sense of meaning and purpose while we’re here. Travel also enhances skills like planning, communicating, and negotiating which in turn will help you perform better at your job. HolidayIQ Traveller Shetty from Delhi shares, “Visit to Solan was an awesome experience if you stay at a good resort like the destination, Kandaghat. Serenity in mountains is tempting and looks like you stay here forever. Overall experience was fabulous.”

8. "I’m Afraid I’ll Get Lost" - Serendipitous Travel Is The Best!

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Getting lost is an integral part of the adventure. Sometimes, you need to get lost in order to find out who you are and what your priorities should be. HolidayIQ Traveller Rohit Singh from Allahabad shares, “For all those who wants to get lost, there can't be a better place than Sikkim, plan trekking in your itinerary. Stay at local hotel than any other to enjoy the local food. Visit this place in the month of April to enjoy the valley of flowers at yumthang valley.”

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9. "I’m Afraid I’ll Run Out Of Money" - Keep A Contingency Travel Fund

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Keep a check on your expenses, spend only on things that are absolutely necessary. Keep a contigency fund ready. HolidayIQ Traveller Shree Hari shares, “It's a very good place to hangout with friends there are many beautiful places in and around Visakhapatnam. Main attractions are RK Beach, Yarada beach, Araku valley also historical temple Simhachalam adds a devotional touch to the journey. There are many good hotels which are affordable by any one so its a best place to hangout with a small budget.”

10. "I’ll Do It Someday" - That Someday Starts Today Coz Life's Too Short

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All of us have said that we’ll start working out, write a book or learn to cook. But have you checked off any of them from your list yet? There is no perfect time to travel, but the time to start living the life you want is right now. HolidayIQ Traveller Partha De Sarkar from Kolkata shares, ““The Chadar Trek is very exceptional, a heady mixture of adventure and running battle with altitude; harsh cold, frozen waterfalls, and heavy snowfall creating ice wall. You sought shelter in mountain gorges, in primitive caves and if you are luckily near a village, villagers give you shelter. You will come across wildlife surviving on under-river hot spring; hot springs escape being frozen in this part of land of Chadar trek, though the River Zanskar freezes. Our guide Ajaz assured that this travel did not require any special technical knowledge. However, it demanded from the trekkers a total let-go and a total confidence in their ability to deal with any situations. After all, a live travel is rarely an insipid experience.”

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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