Motivating Factors for Why People Travel
Beth holds a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications, and has worked in journalism and marketing throughout her career.
Whether domestic or international, roughly 1.4 billion people travel in a year. Explore the motivating factors for why people travel, as inspired by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: physical, cultural, interpersonal, or status. Updated: 01/19/2022
Why People Travel
Think about the last vacation you took – hopefully you were lounging on a sandy beach, shopping down the narrow streets of Italy’s shopping district, or taking in the sights and sounds of a new culture. Wherever you went, you likely had a very specific reason for doing so.
Maybe you went to Colorado to go skiing, New York to tour famous museums, or Florida for sun and theme parks. Perhaps you didn’t care so much about the location but wanted to get away from the stress of work or to meet up with family and spend some time together. We can, however, pinpoint some pretty popular reasons that are motivators for people traveling. Let’s try it in this lesson.
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In the 1940s a psychologist by the name of Abraham Maslow came up with a concept we now call Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. In it, he details why people do the things they do. Of course, he didn’t necessarily mean it to apply to traveling – that’s our job! He said that basically people are motivated based on a number of things including physiological needs such as:
- Food and rest
- Esteem needs such as prestige
- Self-actualization needs like personal growth and creative experiences
It’s a pretty solid foundation upon which we can look at the motivating factors for why people travel.
Motivations for travel can generally be broken down into one of four areas:
Job got you down? Kids on your nerves? Travel that is motivated by physical factors has to do with refreshing the mind or body – or both. These types of vacations typically involve stress- and tension-reducing activities so that the vacation-goer can return home feeling rejuvenated.
Say John has planned a week-long stay at a condominium in Cancun, Mexico. Sarah has scheduled a luxury spa vacation to the Poconos with a group of girlfriends. Tom and Jen are heading to Iceland to experience the relaxing hot springs.
Sometimes, travel isn’t about simply relaxing but about incorporating opportunities to learn more about a different culture or group of people. Perhaps you’re interested in experiencing the lifestyle of another country or learning more about the food, art, or history of an area different from your own. Traveling in another country can be a great way to immerse yourself in a culture that you’re unfamiliar with.
Say Beth traveled to Italy, where she took in Italian architecture, art museums, and new foods. Jerald’s ancestors are from Germany, so he booked a trip to Frankfurt to learn more about his heritage. Alicia scheduled a vacation to Kenya, to learn more about the culture of her newly-adopted family members.
An interpersonal motivation for travel might involve strengthening relationships between you and another person – or several people. Travelers who venture out for interpersonal reasons may do so to visit friends or family in far-flung locations or to meet new people in new places. It could also be a way to change up your daily routine with the people you see at home and at work every day.
Melody is planning a trip to the Cayman Islands to see her grandparents who live there. Damon is meeting up with a travel group of five new people from other states to backpack the Inca Trail in Peru. Rosa is scheduled to meet friends in Montana for a week-long camping expedition.
Status travelers embark on their trips as a way to either continue a favorite hobby or pastime, or for more selfish reasons: to gain the admiration or recognition of others. Drawing the attention of friends and family can be a boost to an individual’s ego but isn’t always done with impure intentions.
Renee is planning a two-week trip to do missionary work in Haiti. Eric, an avid hiker, has summer plans to travel to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Sherry enjoys studying different species of butterflies and has opted for a vacation to Brahmaputra Jungle Resort in India to observe new types. Camille wants to go on safari in Namibia to show the pictures of the animals on her social media accounts.
The reasons that people are motivated to travel are as varied as the travelers themselves. Abraham Maslow equated most of our experiences to his hierarchy of needs, the idea that we do the things we do for one of several reasons:
- Food and rest
For most, the motivating factors for travel can be summarized in one of four categories:
- Physical– physical motivation for travel may be to spend a week resting at the beach
- Cultural – time spent learning about a new culture
- Interpersonal – visiting friends or family overseas, or spending time with friends from home in a new way
- Status – continuing a favorite hobby or pastime, or for the admiration or recognition of others
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10 Powerful Reasons Why People Love to Travel
If there is one thing most elderly people encourage young adults to do, it is to travel more and see the world. You don’t have to take expensive vacations or holidays to travel. Traveling is all about visiting someplace that you’ve never been before with an open schedule. When you do this, your mind becomes receptive and you get more opportunities that will improve the quality of your life.
Traveling is amazing in many ways. You’ll get the chance to do things you’ve never done before, meet new people, eat different kinds of food and experience different cultures. As great as traveling is, most of us think we should postpone until we buy our cars, get that promotion or win the lottery.
You should start traveling as soon as you can. You don’t have to be loaded to visit new places. All you need is determination and willingness. Life is fragile. On your deathbed, you’ll definitely regret not allowing yourself to travel and see the world.
Benefits of traveling
There are many benefits associated with traveling that we are going to discuss. As you’ll see, traveling will add more spice to your life.
1. Finding your purpose
Traveling is another form of investing in yourself. As you travel, you are going to meet new people, experience different cultures and lifestyles and engage in new activities that are not common in your hometown.
When everything is new in your life, you’ll be open to new ways of seeing and living the world. And this will give you a new purpose in life. If you haven’t figured out what your purpose in life is, all you need to do is travel. You’ll be surprised by what you are going to discover.
2. You’ll realize that your home is your world
Most people define their homes as the place grew up. However, when you start traveling, you’ll realize that home is much more than just a town or city. It’s your world. Knowing that different places in the world are not just peoples’ homes but their world will improve your consciousness and make it easier to support people who are in need.
3. You’ll realize how little you know
You can spend several years in class studying planet earth and other galaxies. But you’ll never know your planet until you start traveling. Theory and practice are completely different from each other. When you travel, you’ll realize how little you know about the world and the people living in it.
Most of the things that we see on television and social media platforms are not the truth. We see what other people want us to see. But when you travel, you see things for what they really are.
You’ll also realize how friendly strangers can be. Every person or culture you interact with will be a learning experience. The world is like a book. The more you travel, the more pages you read.
4. You’ll realize how similar people are
In our small worlds, we tend to magnify the differences that we have with other people. We look at other people differently from how we look at ourselves. But the truth is you are much more similar to the people around you than you think. We all have common basic needs.
Young people tend to dress in one way while the elderly dress following specific trends even if they are not fashionable today. People follow similar patterns. How you think of another person is the same way he or she thinks of you. Learning this basic truth will help you appreciate the people around you.
5. You’ll realize that it’s easy to make friends
Approaching and conversing with new people is one of the greatest fears people face today. This fear is growing and getting out of hand because people don’t travel a lot. They associate with the same old people every day.
When you start traveling, you won’t have an option but to associate with new people. You’ll have to ask for directions, purchase things and associate with other travelers. No one will judge you based on how you talk or look. Communicating in a real and raw way will inspire others to be authentic. To make new friends, all you need to do is be you. I guess this isn’t the most difficult thing you’ve ever done.
6. Life is a wonderful gift
As you travel, you’ll realize how precious your life is. Following the same old routine, every day leads to stress or worse, depression. When you start traveling, you’ll see that the world is filled with beautiful people and things. And you’ll be grateful for all the moments you’ve had in your life.
You don’t have to wait until something significant happens in your life to start traveling. If you wait, you’ll end up with regrets. As Mark Twain said, 20 years from now, you’ll be disappointed by the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did. Life has given you the energy, time and resources to see the world.
Reasons why people travel
As you’ve seen, there are a lot of benefits associated with traveling. Apart from these benefits, there are a lot of reasons why people leave their homes to travel around the world. The reasons why people travel are personal and varied.
1. To challenge themselves
If you’re feeling stuck in your daily routine and life has started becoming more mechanical than magical, you are probably craving for new experiences and challenges. Traveling is one of the best ways to test and push yourself out of your comfort zone. You’ll realize how resourceful you can be in a new environment. Overcoming challenges will not only boost your energy but also make you happy in the end.
2. To learn new things
Learning is one of the major motivators of traveling. Experiencing something unfamiliar will make you knowledgeable and improve your skills.
Seeing the world is much more than attending a geography class. Every new destination will have a unique learning experience. You’ll get to experience new cultures, learn new things and meet new people. And all this will add to your insights.
3. To understand yourself
Changing your daily routine by spicing things up will give you the chance to think and reflect on your life. As you travel, you’ll have all the time and space to let your mind wander. As you learn more about the world, you’ll end up learning more about yourself. Knowing yourself will greatly improve the quality of your life.
4. Building quality relationships
Traveling with other people will help you understand and bond with them. Deepening your friendships will greatly improve the quality of your life. Research shows that 80% of your happiness in life will be determined by the relationships you have in your life.
5. Having an adventure
Conquering a new territory is just exciting. Most people travel to have an adventure. We all crave for new experiences. And traveling offers exactly what we need. Tasting new food, hiking, and camping in the mountains or scuba diving will spice up your life. When you return home, you’ll be happy.
Working hard and pushing yourself is great. However, you need to exercise moderation. Taking a break to relax and recover your lost energies is essential if you want to improve your productivity and performance. Taking a break over the weekend to visit a hiking spot or lie on the beach will recharge your batteries. You’ll also get the chance to reflect and come up with ways to make things at work easier.
People travel for happy reasons. They could be celebrating a birthday, wedding anniversary, graduation, landing a new job or a promotion. While traveling during such moments will greatly improve your life, you don’t have to wait for such significant moments to travel. The door is always open.
People travel to escape a bad breakup, demanding job or the loss of a loved one. Traveling is one of the best remedies for stress and unhappiness in life. You can also travel to get what you don’t have at home. This could be the scenery, weather and the freedom to do what you want. If you are a workaholic, you should consider traveling.
9. Appreciating life
When you are facing problems or stuck in a boring routine, you may start to lose sight of the most important thing in life. And that is you are alive. Everything is important to you because you are alive. Traveling helps you realize how lucky you are.
10. Appreciate your home
When we spend some time away in a foreign place that doesn’t have the same luxuries that are usually available to us like villages that don’t without electricity, we not only become more aware but also appreciative of the things we have at home.
Some parts of the world don’t have access to clean water and learning institutions. Traveling through such areas or living there for a few days will make you appreciate what you have at home and even support the people who live there to improve the quality of their lives.
If you’ve been thinking of the reasons why you should travel, you have more than enough right now. Don’t wait until something significant happens in your life to start traveling. The doors are always open. Plus, you don’t have to be loaded to start traveling. You have all you need to start your journey.
By traveling, you are going to see new things, taste different kinds of foods, meet new people and experience new cultures. You’ll also break your normal routine which is starting to get boring. Life is precious. Travel as much as you can and enjoy yourself.
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Author: Tiffany Harper is an experienced freelance content writer from New York. From time to time she mentors students who need some uni assignment help, to discover the writing and learning skills. During thw free time, she likes to travel with friends or makes jogging.
15 Benefits of Travelling and Why Travel Is Good for You
What comes to your mind when someone asks you about “travel”? Does travel mean a vacation on the beach while sipping some margaritas, an adventure to the unknown, or an Instagrammable sunset destination? The idea of travelling varies from person to person, but the advantages of travelling are unbounded.
When you travel, not the trip or the vacation itself, but the whole process of planning, exploring, and returning from a trip is important. When you realise how the benefits of travelling can do wonders for you, you definitely will have the motivation to pack your bag and start travelling more. What is it about travelling that always makes you feel good after coming back from a trip? There are so many advantages behind travel, but here are the top 15 benefits.
The Health Benefits of Travelling: Travelling Improves Your Health and Mind
Improving your well-being is one of the fundamental benefits of travelling. Travelling helps to decrease the risks of heart attack and anxiety, while developing our brain health. There have been studies proving that travel can place a positive impact on our heart health. One study from Framingham Heart Studies Organization published in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that women who would travel at least twice a year had a significantly lower risk of developing coronary heart disease or heart attack compared with those who would only be able to travel once in every six years.
One of the health benefits of travelling is that when you travel to new surroundings, you press a restart button to your body and mind, which brings in fresh energy when you get back to your regular activities. It keeps you physically fit by being active on the journey, exploring nature, hiking, or strolling the local markets. A healthy body means a healthy mind, and the stimulation you get from travelling can boost your productivity and effectiveness in your daily work.
Exploring a new place, trying new things, and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone can increase the level of dopamine in your brain. This will contribute to how we strive, focus on things and find things interesting. Remember, “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind,” said the Roman philosopher Seneca.
The Advantages of Travelling: Travelling Improves Your Communication and Language Skills in Many Ways
Some people enjoy the idea of travelling because it allows them to meet new people from all walks of life. Speaking to new people and getting new perspectives will change how one perceives the world and easily get engaged in various topics of conversation. Travel really helps in consolidating both effective communication and social skills as you are exposed to different cultures and outlooks. This benefit you get from travelling can be applied not only to your personal life but your work life also .
Setting foot in a new part of your country or a new part of the world means you are out of your ordinary comfort zone. Everything is new and captivating to your curiosity. The benefit of this is you are eager to learn new things and open to new ideas and concepts. This will naturally lead to the urge to open your mind and practice your people skills, whether you travel alone or with someone else.
Travelling is when creativity comes into play in your daily communication. When you travel to a new country, there are situations where you would have to use not only verbal communication but also gestures and other non-verbal ways to express yourself. Whether you ask for directions, buy ingredients at a local market or have a conversation with a local, be prepared to utilize your body language skills!
The Benefits of Travelling: Hedonistic Travel Ensures Peace, Calms Your Mind and Encourages Positive Feelings
When going on a holiday, we often tend to be stimulated, present and be in the moment, which brings us a step closer to achieving mindfulness. Travelling alone brings in the feeling of solitude that we don’t often get enough of. Travelling allows us to be disconnected from people, and even technology, for a while, and be more connected to our own mind and self, which leads us to our inner peace.
Whether it is domestic or international travel, travelers step out of their habitat and get exposed to other conditions of life. We find ourselves more thankful for our life and realise what we have might be what others desire. Appreciation to every little thing in life is one way or another a course for happiness.
Travelling also changes our attitude towards life and people in a more positive way. We observe things and think from a broader perspective when our mind is open to the outside world. The benefit of travelling helps us embrace cultural and social differences more when immersing ourselves in a different environment with new people and perspectives. Moreover, coming back from a journey means ticking off one goal and proving our ability to overcome challenges. This forms the positive attitude that helps us tackle the hurdles.
Why Travelling is Good? International Travelling Boosts Creativity through Experiences
“Why would travel have anything to do with creativity?” you may ask. First of all, it is associated with the sense of being innovative. When we travel, we try the local cuisines which we might have never tried before, get exposed to new customs and culture, and get introduced to unfamiliar ideas and beliefs. This stimulates creativity within our thinking, our methods and how we deal with certain situations. It is easier for us to come across new ideas when we get out of our usual surroundings. If we are put in boxes, how can we think “outside the box”?
Travelling teaches you to be creative and that everything has an alternative. What if you bump into a toilet that only has a hole on the ground, or a bathroom without a shower but only a bucket of water? That is travelling forces you to use your creativity to roll along with it.
What you might have experienced but not have realised when you travel is that travelling touches your every sense. Ask yourself this question, do you feel a strong sensation by a mellow sound you have never heard, an exquisite taste from local cuisines, an evoking smell from a street food vendor, or a remarkable sight of a magnificent mountain range? If the answer is yes, then this effect of exploring a new place can be an attribute to revitalize your mind and make you more creative when you travel.
Not only does travelling help with our creativity, but it also enhances our cognitive ability, sometimes referred to as general intelligence. This ability includes the capacity to “reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly, and learn from experience” (Plomin, 1999). These attributes are all connected to travel. The more you travel, the wiser you become. Adam Galinsky , a professor at Columbia Business School has stated “Foreign experiences increase both cognitive flexibility and depth and integrativeness of thought, the ability to make deep connections between disparate forms.”
The Benefits of Travelling Abroad: Travelling Enhances Your Tolerance towards Different People and New Cultures
Travelling is more than just about exploring new places. It also allows you to become more tolerant and open towards new cultures and people. It is a great opportunity to connect with locals and other like-minded people from around the globe. When you are willing to strike up a conversation with someone from a different background, the more you understand them and accept diversity, the better your tolerance level gets. Travelling teaches us to appreciate and value cultural diversity, traditions and appearances.
Not only does travelling help us embrace cultural, social and racial differences, travelling also increases our tolerance towards tough conditions and uncertainties. When we throw ourselves into an unfamiliar or less developed locality, we begin to become more accepting. It is not always a bed of roses everywhere we travel to, and things do not always go as planned, however, when we are aware of this, we get less bothered and enjoy the journey as much as we want.
Cabinzero’s CEO Neil Varden shared with us some stories about a time when he traveled to India – a country of hues and colors, and on top of all, a country of kindness. He was deeply touched by how friendly and greathearted local people were when he found out a notion followed in their mind, which is “Guest is God”. As he was travelling to Diu – a very small and unfamiliar town in India – on a bus, he happened to have a conversation with an Indian doctor. And since there was no direct bus to the town and it was very late at night, the doctor then invited him for a stay with his family for the night and offered him the surprisingly good generosity that he had ever received.
Another time when he was on a bus, and there was this Indian woman who offered him some biscuits when he was hungry, while she might not have enough to eat for herself and her children. Those are just among many warmhearted stories that he stumbled upon during his travel that made him realise one thing: you can really meet people who have almost nothing but still are generous with what they have.
The Benefits of Travelling: Travelling Is a Great Way to Boost Your Confidence
Neil also shared an example of how travelling can be a motivation for us to gain more confidence in ourselves and our passion. “Unbeknown to me, travelling when I was 22-26 changed my life long term, even today. The confidence gained by travelling to an unfamiliar country/culture gave me huge benefits when I started my business. I never had much fear knocking on doors of factories or visiting trade shows in countries I had never been to before. AND, for sure, my business and the brand would not exist if I hadn’t travelled. Since I travelled I spent all my time after trying to figure out how I could make travel a permanent fixture in my life and the business was built around this need, it is truly a lifestyle business.” – Neil Varden, CEO of Cabinzero.
Regarding this advantage of travelling, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, an associate professor of education and psychology at the University of Southern California, says “What a lot of psychological research has shown now is that the ability to engage with people from different backgrounds than yourself, and the ability to get out of your own social comfort zone, is helping you to build a strong and acculturated sense of your own self.”
Stepping out of your bubble to travel, especially alone, is one way to prove that life has no limits. Travelling makes us realise that difficulties and obstacles can be handled well without the help of friends or family. When you see the powerful force within you, you start to build more trust in yourself and fear less. You believe in the certainty that things can be tackled one way or another, and it comes with the creative mind you get from travelling – nothing can stop you from achieving your passion and goals in life!
The Importance of Travelling: You Get Real-life Education from Travelling to a New Place
Real-life education comes naturally when you travel. Think about when you plan for a trip, when you solve a problem, or when you come across a situation that you have to use your body language to communicate. Those circumstances train you to be skillful as you travel. This benefit of travelling helps in your planning skills, problem-solving skills, improvising ability, and such. As you learn from your own experiences, these lessons are what you can equip yourself with and make use of in the long run.
What you learn in books is great, but travelling offers you the opportunity to learn more about something new every day. The moment you step out of those hotel doors and go out on the street, you learn at least one new lesson. Simple things like how people greet and talk to each other, how they behave tell you a bit about their culture. What’s more, travelling teaches you failures can turn into great hands-on lessons. It is true that travelling is not always glorious and can be hard at times. Let’s say the language barriers, for instance, it is surely possible to make mistakes with words here and there. Imagine going to the market and getting mixed up with the words for tomatoes and fish, this could be a bit embarrassing, but that’s where you get to learn.
The Benefits of Travelling: Travelling Make Memories from New Experiences
Do you usually take photos during your travel, or collect items like currencies or souvenirs after the trip? If not then we strongly suggest you to, as this is one of the benefits of travelling that could be valuable to you. Photos, or videos, that are taken from a trip, whether you keep them on your phone or post on social media, can remind you of the good time you have spent. Even an object you take home from the trip can really awaken your memories and feelings.
Memories from travelling are often connected with positive emotions, when you try something new, or the excitement you get from going to a new place that makes you feel at one with yourself and others around you. There are definitely times when you face unexpected obstacles on the journey, however, after you figure how to settle them, those memories are the life lessons that you have got a chance to learn.
If you travel in a big group, special memories from the trip can be turned into engaging stories that can last for a lifetime. When we travel, we are relaxed and open to show our true colors, which even adds more spices to the fun. This is the reason why travelling can be such a great bonding activity for families or groups of friends.
Why Travel is Good for You – How Travelling Helps You Understand Yourself More is Very Important
Travelling alone facilitates a process of introspection, allowing you to reflect on your own emotional and mental well-being. This is a wonderful benefit of travelling that you might not have thought of. When you are away from the stress of your daily life, be present and live in the moment, you are more likely to be conscientious about how you think and feel.
When you travel internationally, you get to observe how you feel being far away from your own culture. You observe the differences in people’s manners and behaviors, how people think and react to specific situations. From there, it is human instinct to compare the differences. You then start to explore and compare how it is different from your own culture and mindset, how other people are different from you, and why. Eventually, travelling will help in the process of understanding yourself more and give you a reflection on how you feel and think.
On the other side of this self-discovery process, travelling even changes you. You are not the same person after returning home from a journey. You have tons of intriguing stories to tell, you are more open and accepted. Moreover, travelling helps you reinvent yourself and re-evaluate your values in life after the lessons you learn on the road. Travelling teaches you to be more patient and curious about the world around you. This benefit undoubtedly helps in understanding and developing yourself.
The Benefits of Travelling: Travelling Helps Reduce Stress and Eases Anxiety
When you choose to leave your daily work to travel, you give yourself an opportunity to be more connected with nature. Fresh air and sunshine are a benefit to your health, fresh air boosts oxygen in your body and sunshine provides you with vitamin D. Being connected to these elements of nature makes you feel calmer, which definitely helps with stress and anxiety.
Whether you are a fan of hiking, cycling, climbing or diving, they are all a cure for depression while you travel. Fun and adventurous activities help you to relieve stress as you get to live and enjoy the moment. Leave your daily hassles away, pack your bag, go on a trip and get some air!
Why People Are Travelling – Travelling Gets You out of a Rut of Daily Life
Travelling is one of the great ways to get out of the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. It frees you from your daily schedule and allows you to have time for yourself to relax and explore. To some people, 9-5 jobs are occasionally mundane and repetitive, which makes a break from work totally a must. It is easy to get stuck in the workload and forget about our purposes and direction in life. Therefore, travelling gives us a pause from ordinary life and helps us get more focused on ourselves.
The Benefits of Travelling: World Travel Teaches Us to Appreciate the Beauty and Fragility of Nature and the Earth
If you ever wander off the rice terraces in the Philippines and Vietnam, dip in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, or fall in love with the cherry blossoms season in Japan, you definitely feel a great sense of appreciation and gratitude for what Mother Nature has offered. Travelling opens your eyes to the absolutely breathtaking wonders of the Earth, especially if you gaze upon them with your own eyes.
World travellers are people who have witnessed the diversity of nature and wildlife, and how fragile this Earth can be. Travelling is eye-opening and enriching our responsibility of protecting the planet that we are living on. It makes us realise that nature and animals are suffering from human activities and raises more awareness about our crucial role in developing a more sustainable future.
Why Is Travelling Important? Travelling Helps You Find a New Purpose and Forces You to Take Action
For some people, travelling can be a life-changing experience. If you are at an important transition in your life and thinking of making a decision, travelling is a breath of fresh air to slow things down and it gives you time to think it through. If you are looking for a purpose and direction in life, try planning a trip to unfamiliar surroundings and experiencing it as much as you can. What if you see a meaning out of it and figure out what you are looking for?
Believe it or not, travelling can turn you into a better decision-maker. Travelling is about decision-making in the whole process, from planning a trip, to deciding a place to eat, or where to go, you need to be determined and actively leading the way. If you are confident in making those little decisions, it will build up your determination in bigger decisions in life.
Travel Makes You Embrace Your Home and Ordinary Life More – One of The Advantages of Travelling
We often tend to dream of travelling and those days off hitting the road while we’re working 9 to 5. However, when we travel, there are certain situations that you may find yourself miss the feeling of home and how convenient it is to be in your own comfort zone. You will begin to appreciate the essentials you have at home when you travel. The feeling of a comfy bed and pillows at home may pop in your mind when you spend days and weeks sleeping in hostels or camping tents. You may miss your own bathroom when you share it with other travellers in dorms and hostels. Those are the little things that you will appreciate when you are back home from a long journey.
What’s more, the language barrier is another aspect that can make you miss home when you travel. Of course, during the trip, you might be able to use some basic communication with the locals and can pick up several phrases here and there. However, you will definitely miss the feeling of being able to join in a more in-depth conversation, discussing politics, or expressing your opinions at some point.
The Benefits of Travelling: You May Find the Love of Your Life When You Travel and Meet New People
“Could you find love on the road?” Yes, it is possible. You meet plenty of like-minded people when you spend days hitting the road. Someone who shares the same values and mindset as you might come along unexpectedly and suddenly you feel connected to them. Especially when you travel, you open your mind and heart to new experiences, therefore, falling in love with someone is very likely to happen.
Travelling can indeed bring people closer, which is why couples choose to spend time together on a vacation to spice up their relationship. But what about meeting a total stranger and falling head over heels unexpectedly, while strolling on the riverside or a random beach? That sounds more intriguing. That random stranger might just be a fling or can turn into the love of your life, who knows?