What I Love About Travelling And Why We Travel

Travel is an adventure, an escape. It’s allowing your self to get lost, wander for hours, often with no compass or direction; it’s about becoming an explorer and discovering new things and places. Travel, is a necessity.

When you travel to a new place you’re completely bombarded by new scents, climates and flavours, but that’s what’s so great about it. There’s something quite amazing to feel truly out of your element, it’s exciting but nerve-wracking all at the same time, however it really allows you to challenge your self and push yourself out of your comfort zone.

I like to think I’m a gypsy at heart. I love to wander and explore always. Give me the opportunity and I could get lost for hours. Although my (not so long) list of travel experiences is certainly not as extensive as I’d like it to be, with each new trip, elaborate or not, we learn a lot about ourselves, push ourselves to new heights, treasure every memory (well almost), collect stories, moments in snapshots and objects alike, and look forward to more days like these in the future.  

Often we forget to live life in the moment and time just slips away without us really realizing it, which is why travel is so important. Travelling can make us see this more clearly and appreciate it. Sometimes one just simply needs an escape, to forget about everything for an instant and just enjoy life, in the moment.

For me I love the idea of collecting and bringing home a part of your travels. I remember where I found each piece and love how they feel like they have a story to tell. They only have significance to me but that’s what I love about it. Take me to the coast and I’ll come back with pockets full of seashells, a few bits and pieces, and a couple of hundred photographs no doubt. I love the fact that shells are all so different and unique with their colours, pattern and texture - no shell is the same, much like no day or adventure is ever the same.  

We travel to inspire ourselves, others and quite possibly to give us some bragging rights, and to make our table conversation that little bit more interesting. It’s always handy to come armed with one or two stories up your sleeve, and don’t forget those witty one-liners. Because of course who doesn’t love to brag, even if it’s just a little.

When choosing a destination, I’m always drawn to the coast. I love to hear the sea, stand in it, run by it, be near it, surrounded by rolling hills and crashing waves. For me the sea ignites all the senses at once, the smell of salt in the air, feeling the sand between your toes and rush of water at your feet as each wave crashes and creeps up to the shore. All at once everything feels calm and absolute, as if you didn’t have a care in the world and all stress and worries disappear for a matter of time. Which is, after all, what travelling is really all about and why one feels so inclined to do so.

Not to mention it’s simply, just fun.