My travel dreams are on ice 

This letter writer and his girlfriend dream of traveling the world; instead, struggling to save, they lay in bed and cry. 

Our elder suggests an incremental approach.


Dear EWC


Uh. I don’t know how to say this, but I just want it out of my heart. My girlfriend and I are having such a hard time and are really struggling to achieve our dream of traveling the world and filming the whole process. Not only because of Covid but just in general having a hard time earning enough income for our savings because we have to use it for food, gas, necessities for our small two-room, 48 square meter apartment. We’ve been really sad and depressed about it for over a year now and I feel if we keep struggling about this it’s going to ruin our relationship. Even though we spend a lot of time with each other and really love and care for each other, we still have a lot of nights when we can lay in our beds and cry. I don’t know if this post makes any sense for you guys. But I just wanted it off my chest. Didn’t really know where else I could’ve posted this but since I have seen so many people express their feelings here so I wanted to try it. Thank you 


M-Sharon replies


You and your girlfriend have an awesome and ambitious goal. This is something to shoot for, but you have to be financially able to do it. 


Covid presents a big challenge right now, and it may be some time, even with proof of inoculation, before many countries will allow visitors. 


I would suggest you both see what you can afford to do in increments. Research what you could do when you both have time off from work. If you have vacation time, plan to visit a country that would allow you both in, would be not too far to get to and would not be too expensive.

One small step is better than no progress at all. You might even start by touring your own country. Look for affordable tours, as transportation could be difficult. Look at suitable clothing, passports, required vaccinations, etc. 


Proper planning is essential. 


I hope you’ll be able to start your journey to fulfill your dream.


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