A common question I hear from my friends, or people I meet, is ‘why do you travel? It must be very expensive’. I am here today to answer that question, and to also inspire others to try travelling, if you don’t already.
Travelling is such a freeing experience, and the best way to educate yourself about the world!
After reading this post, I hope you will think ‘why not travel?’ instead of ‘why should you?’
There’s a whole world out there
Everyone gets bored with their daily life, right? You’re sitting in an office or labouring in a garden every day and you want a break.
Some people may see a break as a weekend in bed, which is perfect, but other’s may see a break as flying off to Bora Bora for a luxury week away.
One thing that keeps me travelling, is the fact that there is a whole world out there and how can I see it from my bed?! You would never grasp the true beauty of a landscape until you see it in person.
If you struggle deciding where you should go, check out my post on deciding a destination, or use the box below to help!
I have a bucket list!
A bucket list is the ultimate reason why you should travel!
If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out my posts (1, 2 and 3!) on what my bucket list consists of. I might write another since planning my backpacking trip through South America as there are so many adventures!
You may be able to have a fun day out in England and see a lion in a zoo, or zip line in an adventure park, but it’s not as exciting as the real thing. Instead, you should see a lion on an African safari, or zip line through the Amazon rainforest!
I travel to educate myself
The bio of my Instagram, and on the homepage of my blog, I say that I travel to educate myself so I can give animals the voice they deserve.
You can read all about my story in the instagram post below.
You may decide to travel for a different reason though! Some may travel because they love history, or architecture, whereas others want to learn a new language. If you love learning, then you should love travel!
You get immersed in culture
I find that I rarely travel for a relaxing holiday, I am usually volunteering or hopping from place to place. For some people, that might not be their cup of tea but others might love this! I believe you should give it a shot, it’s the perfect way of living with the locals.
By immersing yourself into their culture, you try new foods and new ways of eating; you also can learn their language and mannerisms. It also helps you to see things from a different point of view.
You learn new skills
There are so many advantages of travelling! Check out my post on the advantages of travelling solo, which talks about building confidence and learning about yourself.
While travelling, you also learn how to navigate, staying calm in stressful situations, communication and so much more!
Whatever skills you gain while travelling, they will help you in all parts of your life.
You live life with no regrets
If you never attempt travelling, you may wonder what you’ve missed out on. Try going for all opportunities which come your way! That way, you’ll never wonder ‘what if?’
In the caption of the instagram post below, I talk about the best experience I’ve had while travelling! You can also read this post to read about my scariest experiences abroad!
You meet people you wouldn’t meet otherwise
You make some great friends abroad! I have experienced that firsthand.
I believe you’re more likely to make friends with people that have similar interests to you while travelling because you’re both where you chose to be!
These are people you can reminisce with, or plan future trips with. Your friends can make a trip!
You have fun!
This is one of the most important reasons as to why you should travel!
Having fun is so important, and what better place to do it then on an exotic island?