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Posted on Mar 29, 2013 | 4 comments

Ticking Travel Clock

Ticking Travel Clock

The problem with working towards paying off debt to be able to travel the world is that you are ready to leave mentally way before you have all of your debt paid off. If it wasn’t for that pesky thing called money, we’d be leaving much sooner. Then you start hearing your travel clock ticking. Tick tock.

Tick tock. Tick tock. The sound goes through my mind constantly. Tick tock. It’s time to get that passport. Tick tock. It’s time to leave. Tick Tock. It’s time to go see the world. Tick Tock. GO! GO! GO! I think I must hear my clock ticking to see the world in the same way some women hear their clock ticking to have children.

We are completely open to leaving earlier if we get our debt paid off sooner than we are expecting and our house sells promptly.  Basically, our next steps all revolve around getting our debt paid off as quickly, as possible. If only I didn’t already hear that travel clock ticking. Tick tock. Tick tock.

The problem with working towards getting out of debt and hearing that travel clock constantly in my head is that traveling costs money. Yes, we are great at traveling cheap. We use miles to fly, find cheap or free places to stay, eat like locals, make meals in, and do lots of free stuff. We don’t have to go far or do all the things that cost a lot of money, we just need to get out of town. We are more about collecting moments than things.

Tick tock. I hear that travel clock ticking.

Is small amounts of travel now, more important than paying off our debt a few weeks earlier? It is to us. As long as we do it without putting ourselves into more debt. If we can’t pay for the travel with cash, then we won’t go.

It’s become that time to hit the road before the insanity of not being able to do what you love sets in. It’s time to get out of town for a few days. It’s time to quiet the ticking for a bit.

Tick tock. Start packing your bags. Tick tock. It’s time to travel.

Do you ever hear your travel clock ticking? Do you give into it and travel?

About Kimmy Hayes


Kimmy Hayes is the founder and editor-in-chief of AfterGlobe; a site on becoming debt free and traveling the world as a married couple. In 2012, she planned and coordinated her own do-it-yourself destination wedding on the beautiful island of Maui while serving as a moderator for the on-line community, The Knot. She is passionate about traveling to experience new cultures, snorkeling the waters of the world and reading with her toes in the sand.

4 Comments

    • Lora, you have a really great trip coming up!

  1. Hi Kimmy,

    Yes I hear that clock all the time. Although we are trying to hold tight until it is time to go.

    Living in the motorhome has felt a bit like a holiday anyway. And we are going up to Scotland in Oct to get married so that will break up the waiting.

    Julie.
    Julie recently posted…A Couple And A Dog Travel Europe In A MotorhomeMy Profile

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