Why Do People Travel?

I always have this thought in my mind every time I saw my friend’s Instagram pictures or Facebook posts when they travel to somewhere else.

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HUMANS LOVE to travel. Mentally or physically, they escape to other places. They crave adventure. They seek the unknown. They want to see new places, learn new things, enjoy new experiences and then return home to the familiar, the predictable, the secure, before taking off again on their travels.

Some of them travel to other places or another country because of work. They have been sent there to complete certain tasks given by their employer but either way, they enjoyed their ‘away’ time.

Some of them, just randomly planning every year going into different places. When we know travel will surely cost you some amount of money, time and energy, the real question here is,

Why?     ….?

Do they really rich? No, some of them are middle-class income earner just like me. Do they have plenty of time? No, they are just normal folks working in the office from Monday to Friday every week. Some of them are superhero who never run out of energy? No, all of them are human just like the rest of us. They need to rest and recharge too.

So, why they choose to travel instead of all those barriers? What makes them so eagerly ignores all of the obstacles? What did they get in return?

And you. Yes, you. If you are the one reading this are the one that likes to travel but really have no idea why nor have any goals, check the rest of this article to know why people travel, or what is the outcome of travelling that people love so much doing it.

Check it out 10 reasons why people travel:

Just to Have Fun Exploring and Adventuring

Conquering fresh territory is exhilarating – and one more reason why people love to travel. Humans crave new experiences and travel lets us tap into that craving. A trip is a perfect time to do something different and exciting, especially something you can’t do at home. The thrill starts the minute you land in a new place.

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Relax..Just Relax

Maybe you’re not looking to escape your problems. But everyone can benefit from a break from our usual diets of all work and no play. You may not realize how much you need to disconnect from the ever-present pressure of being available by phone, email or social media.

What should you do when you’re there? Nothing, really. Relax and be present in the moment. Let sensations like the lapping water and the warmth of the sun, along with the sound of waves, recharge your batteries.

Live day to day: focus on where you want to go sightseeing (if you decide to leave the beach), what activities you want to pursue (if any), what you’re going to eat, what souvenirs you want to buy.

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Celebrating, Creates Memories for Lifetime

A special occasion is made even more special by celebrating away from the hectic pace of life at home. It’s also a good way to gather family and friends from distant corners to mark the milestone.

Celebration vacations provide a lasting benefit as well: shared memories for a lifetime.

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Escapes, Ensures Peace of Mind

A demanding job. A bad breakup. The loss of a loved one.

Travel is particularly helpful for workaholics who have trouble leaving their job behind. Stepping away from the workplace is good for you both mentally and physically. When you return to the job, you’ll have had the space to look at issues with fresh eyes.

Travel has the power to let you not only escape but also heal. A new place with lots of fun distractions can work wonders. You’ll return home more at peace with yourself and your challenging situations.

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Appreciating Our life

Exploring another place will give you a fresh appreciation for your hometown, country and “real life.”

Once you’re back, you’ll feel lucky to live where you do. You’ll see that there really is no place like home..

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Gets Us Real-life Education

Seeing the world is more educational than a high school or college class. This condensed crash course in discovering how the rest of the world lives actually will cover subjects like history, geography and sociology.

Every destination has something unique to teach visitors, and immersing themselves in a completely different world is the best learning experience.

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Challenging Ourself

You might feel like you’re stuck in a rut in your daily life. Or you’re yearning for something exciting and different. You’re craving new experiences and new challenges.

Travel is the ideal place to test yourself. It pushes people to their limits and gets them outside their comfort zone.

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Enhances Our Tolerance for Uncertainty

While travelling, you might find yourself stuck in situations you would not ordinarily experience in your daily life.

Such a situation can help you understand yourself and how you react to such circumstances and prepare you for future similar situations.

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Broadens Our Horizons

it helps open your mind. You realize that there’s no one way to live life. Meeting people from other places will show you that your worldview isn’t the same as everyone else’s.

You can’t imagine how different life is in another place until you see for yourself. Everything from work to family to beliefs to interests is not what you might expect from your own experience. The different setting will also help you discover and consider fresh ideas you hadn’t thought of before. You’ll come home with different notions and possibilities.

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Aids Us Get to Know Ourself

Getting away from home gives you the opportunity to reflect on your life. You have the needed time and space to let your mind wander and take stock.

Travelling is one of the best ways to learn more about yourself. By being exposed to new places, people and cultures, you’ll develop a wider worldview. And that will make you a better-rounded global citizen. It’s a great reward and a big reason why people love to travel.

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It is our nature to travel. It is our joy to travel. It is our paradoxical psychological disposition to wish for the contradictory conditions of stability and change: to stay and to go, to be and to explore, to rest and to travel unceasingly.

Travelling is not only for rich people. Whether you are poor or in the middle class, you can travel as long as it fits your budget. Some travel for their goals, some travel for fun and relaxation and some travel for experience.

Travel is more than going somewhere. It is a psychological event. It requires motivation and imagination. It begins in childhood with faltering first steps and with imagination fired by the tales of “long, long ago in a faraway land”.

We emerge from these fantasies of childhood..

Determined to cross the oceans, to find those faraway lands, the characters they contain the magic they hold. Determined to find the adventures they promise and the prospect of returning home triumphant with trophies having vanquished all fear, overcome all obstacles and live happily ever after.

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Well, my goal for travel is always about local food. what about your reason?

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