They say if you want to grow, you must get out of your comfort zone. That’s why traveling is so great, it makes you experience other cultures, locations and languages. However, you’ve surely heard a lot of things about how dangerous can be travelling and other scary things, of course some are true while others aren’t. From jetlag to language barriers, there are a lot of common misconceptions that can get in the way of a good trip. So, here are 10 myths about travel that you need to stop believing right now.
“To Be an Authentic Traveler you Have to Go Backpacking”
Among some backpackers there is the belief that this way of traveling, is the best of all, and if you never do it, you’ll never be a true traveler. Even though it is an affordable way to travel, it is not the only one. Traveling alone with a backpack can be very fascinating and exciting, but it’s not for everyone. So, don’t rush. Having an unforgettable trip depends only on you, not on a backpack.
“Traveling is Too Expensive”
Flights and hotel rooms can be expensive, but there are many cheap alternatives. Things like lower-priced airlines for short distances, or shared accommodation platforms, can make a big difference. And if you don’t want to compromise luxury on flights and hotels, most major cities have an abundance of free and discounted activities.
“Solo Travel is Not Safe”
When traveling alone, there are some extra precautions that need to be taken. But the experience is usually only scary in the best and most rewarding ways. If you’re nervous about completely going solo, you can always call a friend or family member to join in your trip.
“I Don’t Have Enough Time to Plan a Trip”
We all need vacations, and most of us have a certain amount of time off from work, so use it! Yes, preparation is sometimes tedious and takes time, but once you get off the plane, you check into a hotel and see that amazing place, it’s all worth it! Don’t let the everyday things of life prevent you from experiencing new adventures.
“Adventurous travel is only for young people.”
Do only young people want to live? Travel is for all those who want to live, learn, explore, discover…There are many destinations that don’t necessarily attract young people. If you’re not so young anymore, it doesn’t matter, just look for a destination you like, take the necessary precautions and embark on a new adventure.
“Language is an Obstacle”
Don’t let language be a barrier, in fact, see the journey itself as a fantastic opportunity to learn a new language, or two. Learning a few phrases in the local language will save you many frustrating moments during your trip. And don’t get to worry, locals respect tourists who make an effort to learn their language.
“Travelling is easy”
Discovering a new country is not easy, regardless of whether we know the language, have the resources and so on, every country is different and may surprise you. Besides, it is not easy to plan a trip and reach an unknown place. But this is part of the journey.
A great travel destination is Quito, as it offers activities for all tastes and pockets. If you choose to visit this beautiful city, stay at Anahi Boutique Hotel. We offer many amenities, such as WiFi and airport transfers, along with comfortable and beautiful suites. Book your stay with us here.