21 Things You Don't Realize Are Luxuries Until You Travel

A lot of people think of my life as a fantasy, and in many ways it is. Heck, I'm currently working from a café in Peru after spending the morning horse-back riding through the Sacred Valley. I wouldn't trade my lifestyle for anything, but there are a lot of luxuries I had to give up to pursue the travel life. Most of them I never even thought of as luxuries. Here are a few of the things you don't realize are luxuries until you travel:

  1. Out-of-season fruits and vegetables (good luck finding peaches in the market in January)

  2. The ability to flush toilet paper down the toilet

  3. Hot water

  4. Toilet paper

  5. Soap

  6. Really anything you think is a necessity in a restroom

  7. Water pressure that can actually get the shampoo out of your hair

  8. A lump-free bed (or a sleep-able mattress of any kind)

  9. Not having over 50 bug bites on your body at any given time

  10. Microwaves

  11. Working ovens

  12. Stoves that you can light without using a match

  13. Clean clothing

  14. Clothing without holes or stains

  15. Clothing that hasn't been worn in the past 3 days

  16. Wi-Fi (not good Wi-Fi. Just any Wi-Fi at all)

  17. Band-aids (seriously, why are these so hard to find outside of the US?!)

  18. Drinking from the tap

  19. Ice

  20. Sunscreen that doesn't cost a fortune

  21. Being well rested

So ya, travel is exhausting and challenging and I can't remember the last time I had a satisfactory shower, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

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