I feel like I shouldn’t be saying this, but I do think it’s possible to get into debt to travel the world and still call yourself a responsible adult. (I admit that it can be a slippery slope, though.)
The only time we ever got into debt to travel was when we were in a long-distance relationship. Cheesy had the money upfront for the airfare to visit me and he was staying at my place, so accommodation was sorted. He also had some cash, but he still maxed out his credit card during the trip.
Once he got back home, he immediately started throwing as much money as he could toward that credit card balance and got it paid off within a couple of months. The debt doesn’t affect us in the long term, so I would say that we handled that like responsible adults would.
(Of course it would’ve been even more responsible to not max out the credit card in the first place. But we only saw each other twice that year, so…)
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