What Happens When You Travel And Go Completely Broke?
Two Young Tourist Girl Hitchhiking On The Road

What Happens When You Travel And Go Completely Broke?

Traveling is one of the best experiences anyone could get. To travel is to reach new world and new places into your soul. Wanderlust is one of those feelings, if you get once, you never get rid of.
What happens though if you go completely broke while you travel? Well, it is one of the best things that could happen to you. You might think that I am crazy, but that is the truth. Because not having money makes you learn a great load of new things about yourself and gives you experiences you wouldn’t have.
Survival mode
Once you know that you don’t have money, your coping mechanisms start to work at a level they never had before. You have to adjust to many things you usually wouldn’t. It practically really is a survival mode ON time. It is one of those times that it is you with the big world and nothing else. And that will for sure change you with a positive perspective and make you stronger. If you have never been in a situation like that, you can never know how will your mind work and what you will come up with. Food, accomodation, transportation – it all, isn’t given to you. You have to find ways to get it.
Nothing to loose
So you don’t have money. And you are somewhere out there. What happens now? Well, it is freeing because of the fact that you have nothing to lose. Literally. You can only find yourself trough out your adventures. When you don’t have money, you don’t have to worry about spending it or anything else of that matter. You only gather. When you have nothing material to loose you look at life in a different way. So what if you had nothing to lose?
Life in the present
Once you are left with no money, but you want to stay on the road you see life differently. You don’t plan for next week, next month or whatever. You just live for the now and go with the flow. And this is something we wouldn’t normally get as a feeling in our everyday life. In the everyday life you know you have work/school tomorrow. You know you have to pay the bills. You plan vacations. All of that is called reality. But living for the moment and enjoy a trip as much as you can get you out of reality and boredom and gets you into a zone where you are truthfully happy (that is of course if you find a way to cope).

How do you spend a dollar?
Spending money is easy then you have it. But what if you are broke and you, for example, have only a dollar for a day or two. What happens then? You find a way to break that dollar into many more. And see the value of things in a whole new perspective. You will be surprised how much you can get for a dollar (or euro depending on where you are) – food, supplies. There is a way for everything. And you will know. Once you get back to reality and your job, you will spend money in a whole new way. Then you will be able to save up for your next trip.
Find yourself
Once you are left broke (especially if you are alone) you will be able to get deep with your thoughts and be honest with you and only you. Once you are left with nothing, you have to rebuild your empire (no matter how big it is). And you will probably do it very differently than previous. How often does somebody start from zero? Literally speaking. Building your new life for yourself will build the new you and you will be happier.

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