Whether you retire early or just naturally have a lot of free time on your hands, you should definitely invest more in traveling. It’s important to see everything the world has to offer before it’s too late and something prevents you from reaching a foreign country you’ve always had dreams of visiting. There are many motives for which you couldn’t go there anymore, some more probable than others. The bottom point is that no matter how unlikely that would seem, the world won’t wait for you forever. Here is a list of some of the things that can happen which would prevent you from being able to travel to your favorite countries and potentially even ruin your bucket list.
War and political disputes
War is a terrible thing and there are surely things more important than traveling when it comes to war. During a period of military conflict, people die and a lot of wrongs are committed for what many perceive to be a little good. It also means that you won’t be able to visit that country probably. Even if you could, you probably wouldn’t want to anyway since it’s in the process of being ravaged by war.
Conflicts between countries doesn’t have to escalate to military conflict for you to not be able to visit anymore. Even if the dispute remains a political one, it could still mean that your country for example, would cut off relations with the country you are trying to visit. That would mean that you wouldn’t be able to get in so seamlessly and given the fact that you are a citizen of the opposing country, you’ll find it even harder to get it.
Health problems and old age
Everyone would love to pretend that they’re going to be young forever but sooner or later we have to face the truth. There comes a times when you will be barely able to move, let alone adventure across continents. You need to seize the opportunity and embark on unforgettable trips while you still can. More so, you never know when, God forbid, you fall to bed with illness. This will obviously ruin your trip and prevent you from visiting the countries you wanted to see for who knows how long.
A zombie apocalypse
With all this talk about a potential zombie apocalypse and all the TV shows that popularize the genre, you might just end up seeing one happen for real. The last thing on your mind will be to go visit another country. More important things like surviving will top your priorities list and stop you from fulfilling your traveling goals. If you are intrigued by the concept of a zombie apocalypse however, here’s a great link to discover 10 post-apocalyptic novels.