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Local VS Abroad: Which Should You Prioritize?

When you’re thinking about traveling, it can be a tricky point in time given that we have a myriad of choices. There are so many places that one could realistically choose to visit. Ultimately, the choice boils down to two paths: Local or Abroad?

Each one will have their own charms and this is a question that we, ourselves, have wrestled with from time to time. To help you with your own choice, here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help choose between the two:

How Much Free Time Do You Have?

Not everyone has a lot of time set aside for traveling. Traveling abroad will need at least 4-5 days dedicated to it. After all, setting aside a minimum of 48 hours for travel to and fro two countries—more if the distance is further!

If you don’t have a lot of time allotted for your vacation or your trip, you will need to look toward something a bit more local where there travel time can be compartmentalized to around half a day or even one full day.

What’s Your Budget?

Budget is an ever important factor in what your choices will be. If your budget is going to allow you to be able to visit another country and not be in debt, you should pursue it. If your budget is looking like something that will only be suitable for a local trip, you should go with that instead.

There have been too many people who land themselves in debt simply to have “experiences” that set them apart from others.

Before You Pack Your Bags

We cannot overstate how important it is to be very firm in your decision about the place that you’re traveling to. That way, you won’t get distracted with other areas that you think you might want to go to instead. When traveling or planning to travel, it is important to keep the location in focus as it will dictate so many other things about your plans.

If you were given the choice, would you choose to travel abroad or something more local?

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