This is without doubt the best part of any trip, that’s when you start picking your destination, do all necessary research & readings, ask for your friends’ feedback, check out travel blogs, find out the best hotels and flight rates, then you’re good to go.
Photo courtesy: Robert Allan
Escaping Life Routine
Every now & then, we need to escape life routine, the hustle and bustle of our daily life, giving ourselves some “me” time, getting ourselves pampered, and believe me it works like magic, because once you take a break you come back energized, happy and more tolerant to what life has to bring.
Photo courtesy: Sacha Chua
Not only you enjoy foods that your taste buds are not familiar with, but you eat rush-free, you take your time to enjoy every single bite, and if you are brave enough you’d try things you never thought you’d dare to.
My latest trial Kangaroo steak sandwich, poor kangaroo but yummi meat
Understanding A New Culture
Every culture has its own aspects, traditions, and beliefs, it can be shocking, pretty weird sometimes, quite understandable, or similar other times, however one thing that I am sure of; you will learn something out of your exposure.
Photo by Marc Samson
Enriching Your Knowledge
Not all the knowledge you gain comes through school or college teaching, reading, and watching documentaries.The best way to learn, and enriching ones knowledge comes out of exposure, and the more you travel, the more you get exposed, hence to learn, as you get to witness different events, to talk to people from different backgrounds,to learn things that you were never familiar with, and understand new concepts.
Photo courtesy: Nancy White
Growing & Becoming Responsible
When traveling you’ll be put into situations where you have to think, cope, and find solutions on your own, there is no mum, dad, family and friends to assist you, and this is how you become more responsible, hence grow.
Photo by Raul Lieberwirth
Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone
It requires a leap of faith, an inner voice that tells you “move off that couch, get out of your comfort zone to enjoy all the things that you are missing out.”
One day you will wake up & there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now. ~ Paulo Coelho
Photo courtesy: Kathryn McCallum
Finding & Meeting With New Friends
Nothing beats getting around with locals, and what better can you have other than friends from every corner of the world? People to practice foreign languages with, merge into their culture, help you avoid tourist traps,and above all show you the country’s/city’s hidden gems.
Photo courtesy: Michael Heiss
Get a sense of nature at its best; be it a mountain, a beach, amazing architecture, you name it! After a certain time you don’t really notice the beauty that lies in your homeland as you somehow get used to it, therefore we travel to enjoy the scenery, and appreciate the beauty the world surrounding us has to offer.
Adventures & Misadventures
As fun as adventures might sound, misadventures are even more fun, these are the kind of stories that you will laugh about over and over again-however they are very unpleasant the moment they happen-; bumping into a tree while zip-lining, missing a flight, almost missing a train, starving and not finding any open restaurant or grocery shop, spotting the biggest spider in the washroom, etc.
Photo courtesy: Swire
We are lucky to be living in a country where the sun shines every single day, mild temperatures in winter, with very hot summer days, never we witness snow, and it only rains a couple of times a year, therefore it’s interesting to travel to experience snow, super cold winter nights, cloudy, non-sunny days,and freezing sea and ocean waters. In some cities you get to witness the 4 seasons in one day.
Photo courtesy: Barbara
Experience island hopping in Thailand, riding tuktuks in India, pampering yourself with a Moroccan bath in Morocco, or a Turkish bath in Turkey, reaching the highest peak in Africa, cheering for your favorite football team in one of Europe’s stadiums, shopping in London’s crazy sales, snails tasting in France, diving in Tasmania, elephant back riding in Sri Lanka, the list is endless, and the experiences are countless, so make sure to go through one at least.
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The Loads Of Fun Involved
If you pick the right travel companion, or decide to travel on your own,there will be a hell of fun involved, a time that you will never forget, that you’d want to share with everyone you know, while encouraging them to go through an experience that is similar to yours.
Photo courtesy: Uwe Richty
Memories & Photography
Release your inner photographer, the one who wants to capture every single moment, these are the memories that will remain forever, the photos that will put a smile upon your face every time you stumble upon them.
Photo courtesy: Courtney Carmody
History doesn’t have to be boring, or displayed at endlessly queued museums, it could be found in old buildings, at narrow streets, in ancient towns and villages. No matter how boring you think history is, if you make a good research, you’ll somehow find a historical monument of great interest to you.
Colmar in France by me
Dancing & Laughing Your Heart Out
It’s not that you are not allowed to do so in your hometown, but when you’re traveling the fun is doubled, even tripled, you don’t have to worry about anything, you just go and enjoy.
Photo courtesy: Matthias Ripp
Getting Over A Failed Relationship
When speaking of a broken heart, nothing mends it but leaving everything behind, booking a ticket, and fly. You’ll get to disconnect from everyone, avoid any chances of dwelling, or long chats about your failing relationship.
Photo courtesy: Ed Yourdon
Happiness is the word: SALES
Shopaholics by tiny_packages
Discovering Hidden Gems
How exciting it is to discover a place that you had no intention of visiting, one that you haven’t found out about in guidebooks, or online resources, and most of all “tourist-free”.
Photo courtesy: Chris Ford
It’s specifically pleasant when travelling to Europe -avoid it during the night as it could be dangerous specially if you are alone-, you go from one place to another, unknowing where you are heading to, until you discover a new place that was worth getting lost for.
Not all those who wander are lost. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
Photo courtesy: Albatross
The Sound Of Waves
The most relaxing, meditating, inspiring sound that we travel overseas to enjoy.
Unleashing The Explorer Side Of You
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