Lots of people dream about quitting their job, hopping on a plane, and never looking back.  While travelling can certainly be an incredibly positive experience, the reality isn’t always as glorious as it seems when you’re trapped in a cubicle.  Click “Next” to see 10 things no one will tell you about travelling the world.

1. It’s one of the best investments you’ll ever make

No matter how cheaply you try and do it, traveling the world costs money.  However, it’s certainly worth the investment.  The eye-opening experience that travelling can provide won’t make you financially rich, but you will be armed with many great stories.  And all of those memories will last a lifetime. It’s one of the best investments you’ll ever make

2. It’s something that anyone can do

If you look for it, you’ll be able to find a reason not to do anything.  If you have your heart set on visiting a place, find a way to make it happen.  Whether you participate in a school or work exchange, a volunteer program, couch surf, or stick to a strict budget for a year or two to be able to pay for your trip, it is possible – and well worth the effort.  Make a plan and start packing. It’s something that anyone can do