Why I Travel

Someone recently asked me why I love to travel, and I didn’t have an immediate answer for them. It wasn’t something I’d seriously thought about before. My initial reply was simply, “Well, why wouldn’t I? It’s awesome!”

But that’s not a very good answer. And so I’ve thought about it. [Read more]

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47 thoughts on “Why I Travel

  1. Nicely put, for me, travel is looking out and seeing everything. All the possibility in the world. No matter how far or close to home, looking back and seeing our world from the outside changes us.

    Jim

  2. Love it! Good stuff! Travelling is not something to get out of your system. It’s a lifestyle choice. Best decision I ever made.

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  4. First, let me say it is great to have you following my blog. A forewarning, posts are often not about traveling but various things from poems (just had a book of poems published), to food, to thoughts about the world, especially environmental issues, and all sorts of things. Second, a comment on reasons to travel: I teach where the majority of students have never gone anywhere, not even to the second largest canyon in the US which is only 25 miles from where they live. Traveling changes people for the better in so many ways–gives them a perspective on the world, decreases all sorts of prejudices and misconceptions, and helps them understand others. My dad, who lived on the same farm all his 90 years, started taking his family places far away when I was only three. I remain perpetually grateful.

  5. Wonderful post, thanks for sharing! And thanks for following me! I agree with everything you said and would definitely emphasize the power that seeing the world has to rid the traveler of selfishness and bigotry.

    Mark Twain said it best: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”

  6. Great post – you’re in my tribe! Thanks for following me – I’ll be checking back here, and looking through the posts. When I’m not travelling, that is! 🙂
    Thanks again.

  7. Wow, that’s a good answer! I used not to like to travel, but time changed it all and now I just wish I could travel more. You are right, travelling teaches a lot, and make you understand things from different point of views. Now I love to prepare carefully before leaving for a new country, because travelling is such a good opportunity for personal growth that it would be a too bad mistake to be not prepared. And I love to collect informations and experiences from blogs of real people, way more than from any travel guide. Thanks for all the informations on your beatiful bolg! 😉

  8. I love your post and I sort of envy you because can confidently say/describe your feelings on why you love travelling. 😀 I love travelling but I am still at that stage when I ask myself why, I still don’t know the answer. But I guess to certain point my reason are similar yours, I find peace and happiness in discovering places and experiencing moments that makes you realize how beautiful life is. 😀

    • It took me awhile to find my answer– I spent plenty of time thinking about it! Thanks for reading!
      Happy travels 🙂

  9. Beutifully said. Amazing photos 🙂 This is me as well I love traveling and my bucket list if full of places that I would love to go and adventure at.

  10. Hi – Thanks for following me and helping me to discover you… You are so young but so inspiring.. I do not travel much because of my job, but your bucket list has set me thinking.. I wish you all the best and I hope you have many wonderful adventures doing all those things on your bucket list- Hey — do give me a shout when you are in India to celebrate Holi !

    Best wishes
    India Story.

  11. I love your blog, you’ve captured an essence of all that is good about humanity – humour, compassion, curiosity and a wonderfully open mind to all that you’re seeing on your travels, great stuff, can’t wait to read more!

  12. Love the writeup! Wonderfully said and I do agree that travel makes us better human being…its a silent but spontaneous transformation. Wish you all the best! And thanks for the follow because it helped me know about your beautiful travel blog

  13. Travel obviously helps you write in a simple-direct style, which I like. Having been through 35 countries, I can relate. Travel changes people for the better. I wish that for everyone.

  14. I love your post! Sometimes I wonder how there are so many people out there who don’t want to travel! There is a big world out there and I want to see it all. :]

  15. There’s so much that can be learned from traveling to a country where they speak a different language, eat radically different foods, and worship in ways the traveler has never imagined. The experience will amaze any open mind.

  16. I love to surround myself with people with a wanderlust in their veins. You give out clean and clear reasons for traveling and this is a beautiful post ❤ Keep traveling and sharing your adventures to the world ^^

  17. I love your explanation. So true and I wish to travel soon myself for these very reasons and more!

  18. “want to feel like I’ve done my very best to know that the world is beautiful and surprising and that it has so much to offer us.

    But I want to do this without being naïve. I don’t think the world is perfect. I know that it is not. I know the world is hurting, and dirty, and violent. I know the world is hungry, and heartbroken, and angry. I know the world is dangerous. But not being naive doesn’t mean being cynical.”

    Such maturity. Love it. I was thinking again last night how I discovered – a few months into the blogging last yr – that I was drawn to exploring truth and beauty on my board. Truth is not always beautiful. But life is beautiful. Thx for the follow. So glad we connected.

    Diana

  19. great looking blog, love the pictures, and the black and green theme really is sharp.. I like the length of the posts, and your style of writing, you make a real connection. Well done!

  20. Beautiful post. I fully understand you as for me personally it also resumes to “I travel because I love the world”. That really says it all for me. Thank you for putting it down in words.

  21. love your blog and thank you for finding and following me so that I could happen upon yours…love it! I look forward to staying updated with your posts. Gullycreekcottage.com -Belle

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