Why Travelling is Good for You

Mountain tops, Zermatt

Yesterday’s #bdib chat on Twitter got me thinking about how much I love travelling. If money wasn’t an issue, I would spend my whole life travelling and exploring new places.

I’ve been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit in my 26 years so far but there’s much of the world that I still want to see and so many things that I still want to do and experience. Travelling clears my mind and gives me a sense of freedom. There’s something about exploring a new place that makes everything else in your life fall into the background; all you think about is which landmarks you’re going to visit or the next place you are going to eat or drink.

Travel is a way to escape, to explore and to experience. Being somewhere new can give you a new lease of life, a sense of belonging and a renewed sense of purpose. I love finding new places, eating new food and, most of all, meeting new people.

Without sounding like an 80’s hippy, travelling is good for your soul – it gives you time to think and space to forget. Travelling gives you endless opportunities to learn about new cultures and the chance to get to know yourself.

Some of my favourite places so far are Zanzibar, Ghana and Copenhagen but I want to see more!

In my blog Making Life an Adventure I said that I was going to write a bucket list of things I wanted to do this year so I thought I’d start by adding places that I want to visit. This year, money is particularly tight given our plans for a wedding reception and move to London so I’ve limited my list to Iceland to see the Northern Lights, and Edinburgh – despite Edinburgh being fairly close, I’ve still never been.

Thinking further ahead, I’d like to explore Asia next – I want to go to Thailand and India. If you have any recommendations or travel tips, let me know.

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