Why travel?! Why do you travel?
Another blog on great travel tips! Traveling and going on holiday is as old as the world. Many people engage in traveling, some go on round-the world trips, others just take a breather and travel only a few miles outside their homes. The most fanatic among us already start planning the next holiday while still away from home, lazily lying on our beach towel in the lovely sun and enjoying the great sight of a sun setting. What is so magnetic about traveling? Can you imagine what a life would be without traveling? Why do we all feel we are fully alive when we are on holiday? I am sure we all have different reasons for traveling. I have met people who have never traveled (one farmer who was fond of his own farm with his own beloved cows and sheep) and have no intention of ever doing do. Can you imagine? You are born on a planet that you have no intention of exploring outside of your area. It happens..! But what a waste of a life. I think there is something fundamentally different in the mindset of those who love to travel and those who don’t. ‘Why travel‘ is not easy to explain.
Most people travel out of curiosity
A curiosity to see the world they live in, to travel to far away places and because they want to learn others cultures. They want to see the difference between their culture and others. Traveling is fun seeing and experiencing other cultures, other food, oter habits and meeting other people. I travel because I am amazed at the world’s beauty and great variety of landscapes . It is immensely gratifying to enjoy the richness of our globe, and to be grateful of being alive and being able to see all this beauty. Interestingly, you view your own country with completely different eyes when you have traveled. Usually you also get milder in your opinion. And.. you experience that we are all basically the same species, with similar longings and feelings.
Why travel? Other people travel not so much out of curiosity, but driven by a need to get away from their stresssful life. They wish to forget everyday tediousness and be free from routine by going on holiday. It indeed helps for a while..!
Traveling is not only for the rich and privileged. Whether poor or middle class or wealthy, the world looks the same for all of us. The means of travel might be slightly different (..), but nonetheless you can travel as long as it fits your budget. Travel and holidays are always fun, exciting, rewarding and a great learning opportunity. Want to read some more great travel tips? Click here!