10 Reasons To Make Travelling A Priority

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You go on a trip and it’s great, you have fun, you make memories, you take photos and then it looms on you like no other–you have to go home. So you do, and then the post-travel blues set in. You know the ones, you come back to your own country/home/work and responsibilities and everything just feels so  blah. I’ve said it once (well, I’ve tweeted it) but I’ll say it again- nothing makes you want to travel more than travelling does.

If you’ve got the travelling bug like I do or if you just need an extra push to book a trip, here are 10 reasons why you should make travelling a priority:

1. You get a mental break. 
I can get really stressed in my day to day life and maybe it’s just the relaxation you get from leaving your same daily routine, but without sounding too dramatic, travelling rejuvenates my soul (yeah, that was too dramatic even for me) and it just makes me feel like I can be whoever I want to be. I don’t feel restricted or put in a box, I feel like my responsibilities sort of drift away and I can just let everything go and relax. 

2. You’re forced to leave your comfort zone.
In a good way, sometimes it’s only when I’m forced to leave my comfort zone that I realise that life’s not so scary outside of the bubble I’ve created for myself.

3. You open your eyes up to other cultures. 
Certain nationalities tend to gravitate toward certain destinations so while you may feel extremely comfortable with your own surroundings and the kinds of people you see day to day, it’s not until you leave that comfort zone that you can get fully exposed to all of the other different cultures and beliefs out there. One of my favourite things about travelling is trying the local cuisines, learning about the customs and just in general trying to appreciate the fact that we are all so different. Often when I’m in a completely different environment and immersed in a culture that’s not my own, I find I learn the most about myself.

4. You make new connections. 
I’m not super social (introvert) but you know what, there’s nothing I love more than when you get a cheery and chatty uber driver and you just spend the whole time talking about everything and anything. Just in general while travelling though, you get so many more opportunities to meet new people, see new faces and introduce yourself to different kinds of people from all walks of life.

5. You realise your world is really quite tiny. 
In the big bad world, with the trillions of people and their stories, all of sudden that final exam or broken arm doesn’t really seem too crucial.

6. You get to eat amazing food. 
I’m biased to say that European food takes the cake here, but it’s safe to say that there is some amazing food out there, so good in fact that if you’re anything like me you’ll want to book a trip back to Italy just for the pizza…

7. You get a healthy dose of inspiration. 
At home in the same job with the same routine and the same surroundings everything can get a little stale, but immersing yourself in a new environment definitely gives me the kick I need to get more inspired and motivated.

8. You can take amazing photos. 
The kind of photos that you’ll still be looking at 50 years from now (and then a couple of photos of gelato thrown in there for good measure.)

9. You exercise regularly without even knowing it. 
I don’t know about you but I sure do walk a hell of a lot more when I’m on a trip. At home I’ll drive to the supermarket or to…well anywhere really but when I’m travelling I tend to just walk absolutely everywhere. See ya later elliptical and treadmill, because I’d way rather just travel to get my daily exercise in from now on.

10. It’s fun.
That’s one of the most important things, don’t you think?

 
What are your favourite things about travelling?
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116 responses to “10 Reasons To Make Travelling A Priority”

  1. Corinne says:

    Julia, I 100% agree with you! Travelling is just so important. I just returned from a 2 week stay in Ubud Bali – and have come home full of new memories, knowledge of another culture, and I feel absolutely rejuvenated both mentally and physically.

    Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 xx

    Corinne | Breathe Dream Love

  2. Natalie says:

    Agreed! 9 is so accurate, I always end up losing weight because I am walking so much.

    What European food do you like in particular?

    Nat // Dignifiable

  3. I just got back from a week holiday in Seoul, and am definitely feeling the post-holiday blues right now. It sucks, I wanna go back soon! And yes, I walked so much in this trip that I feel as if I've just ran a marathon – also ate loads too. Haha, balance I guess!

    http://www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

  4. Shell says:

    100% agree with you on all points Julia! I know from my recent overseas trip that I lost weight whilst away because I was walking so damn much every day (one day I walked about 20km+ just for the hell of it), but once I stepped on a cruise to come home, I was sedentary again & any weight I lost I regained, which I wasn't happy about. I think I need another holiday just to exercise more!

  5. Erin Russell says:

    I really wish I could travel more, I so want to take my son to some amazing places, but its been so hard with him being so young at the moment! So excited to see more of the world, I really want to go to Italy, Paris, my list is endless!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • I would recommend Italy wholeheartedly! It must be tough with young kids, but maybe waiting and going with him when he's older is better anyway? I've been on a few trips with my mum and I don't think I really appreciated any of them properly until I was around 19!

  6. Love everything about this post! So cute!
    Love, Hadasah Love
    http://www.styletolove.com | Instagram @hadasahlove

  7. My favourite thing about travelling is getting to appreciate and experience new cultures 🙂 x

    vvnightingale.com

  8. Richel V. says:

    Yes to all these! My favorite is experiencing the culture (and food) as I travel around.

    xx, Richel Goes Places

  9. Hannah says:

    Love this post, so relatable. I've taken the leap to move to a whole new country for 6 months. I can't wait to experience a brand new culture!

    Hannah | JustMyCouture.blogspot.co.uk

  10. Great post! I really feel that I need to travel more after this!

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  11. Nina Kobi says:

    One of my favorite things to do is traveling.
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog Giveaway__ Enter to Win $100

  12. Hannah Lucy says:

    All of the yes! Makes me want to go on a new adventure!

    Hannah | Oh January

  13. Daisy Petals says:

    Travelling is the absolute best!My favourite thing about it is making new memories and learning more about the world 🙂 x

    http://daisyypetals.blogspot.co.uk/

  14. Gil Zetbase says:

    Wonderful post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase
    http://gilzetbase.com/

  15. I love traveling and one of the main reasons is the food you get to try =o) I also have started to look for food tours while traveling =o)

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

  16. Alice Red says:

    I've got some serious wanderlust right now – I'd love to do a bit more travelling next year! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    alicered.co.uk

  17. Phoebe says:

    I love travelling for all the reasons you mentioned above too!, especially when I'm with good company – that makes all the difference! Life is just one big adventure waiting for us to enjoy it, I just need to keep holiday mentality in my daily life and then I'm set 🙂

  18. Gabrielle says:

    This was such a great, thought-provoking post – there really are so, so many positives to travelling! My favourite point of yours is number 5; perspective is everything 🙂

    aglassofice.com
    x

  19. Lady I love this post! I bloody love travelling more than anything, discovering new places and immersing in new cultures, there's no better feeling! Completely agree that we all need an escape sometimes too!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

  20. I was actually just thinking the other day just how much I miss going to the airport and riding a plane. I don't know if you can relate but I absolutely looove packing my suitcase up with clothes and other essentials and just the hype I get the morning of the flight… aahh I miss the feeling. Great post!! 🙂 xx

    -Mitzee

    mitzeeruth.blogspot.com

  21. Totally agree with everything you said. I love traveling and there are so many more places I want to see. It's always amazing experiencing new cultures. x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

  22. These are some amazing points you've made! I have always loved the idea of travelling but haven't been doing it too frequently this year. I have been inspired too again 🙂

    http://www.wildfirecharm.com

  23. I'll be the first to say that I completely agree with you however I don't travel enough – I feel bad about it but with work, it's definitely taking over. I love what you say though, it fills you completely, changes your mood and yes – you do exercise more without knowing as you're out there exploring and seeing different places, always moving….

    Think I need to sort a few things out and get my travel thoughts back on! 🙂

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

  24. Flora Fallue says:

    Thank you for your thoughts about that topic. I love to travel and there are always at least 100 reasons why to fly away.

    Love, Janine
    http://www.florafallue.com

  25. Sharmili R says:

    I absolutely love traveling! Taking beautiful photos and eating new foods are two of the best reasons of traveling for me 🙂 And it's so true about the exercising! When I went to Italy I think there were some days where I walked almost 30,000 steps!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  26. Traveling definitely opens your mind. I love traveling and discovering new places.
    Great post!

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

  27. Love everything about this post! So cute!
    Love, Hadasah Love
    http://www.styletolove.com | Instagram @hadasahlove

  28. Coco Cami says:

    Great post, thanks for sharing, these are good reasons to travel 🙂

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

  29. Charlotte says:

    So many good reasons (or excuses haha) to travel. I'm so jealous, I'd love to travel but I've got a chronic illness that prevents me, for the most part anyway. I'm always envious of peoples travel photographs!

    Lottie Unlimited | Beauty, +SizeFashion and Lifestyle Blog

  30. taislany says:

    Totally agree with these reasons!

    Thanks for sharing doll!

    Kisses & Happy Wednesday,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

  31. I want to do allllll the travelling! I can't wait to explore one day 🙂

    Hannatalks

  32. Yesss me too!! I love to travel for all the above reasons!! Great post!! What will be your next destination? Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

  33. Lucie says:

    I couldnt agree with these points more! Travel gives you a totally different perspective on life!

    theglowwithin.com

  34. Yasmin says:

    You're totally right about all that exercise, which usually gets cancelled out by all that eating out haha. I think travel should be a life goal for everyone, especially international travel so that others can learn about the world outside their home. It's important to understand your fellow human beings to promote better interrelations.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  35. Agree with all of these! I'm such an introvert, but I do love to travel and meet new people and just see more. It's really inspiring and helps you realize there's so much more to the world than the city/people you live near.

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  36. Vidya Gawas says:

    I really agree with your post. Such a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing.
    http://tipsoye.com/

  37. My favorite thing about traveling is that time goes by so fast, but at the same time seems to last forever. I feel like I get so much more out of life with all the new experiences made.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  38. Just what I needed to read, great blogpost.

    Xoxo

    http://Www.bubbly-bobbie.blogspot.co.uk

  39. Just what I needed to read, great points. Wonderful blogpost.

    Xoxo

    http://Www.bubbly-bobbie.blogspot.co.uk

  40. Jane says:

    All are very true! Travel is definitely a priority for me right now since I have no real responsibilities, I expect it will get harder with a full time job and possible family etc, so I'm getting my fill now!

    Jane / deluminators

  41. Anonymous says:

    Yes to everything in this post. I love to travel as much as I can at the moment as I know it won't always be so convenient and I want to make the most of it!

    http://fourcatsplusus.co.uk – Amy x

  42. The Nerdy Me says:

    I agree with all your points. Traveling is really an amazing experience, only if it was a bit cheaper 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  43. Rosy Ferry says:

    I absolutely love travelling, I like even more to move to new places, it's like a new start 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

  44. Love everything about this post! So cute!
    Love, Hadasah Love
    http://www.styletolove.com | Instagram @hadasahlove

  45. Color U Bold says:

    I would love to travel more! Ever since I've started driving a couple of months ago, late bloomer haha, I feel like the world is my oyster so I've been trying to go places a lot more but I would love to go to the beach and just have a relaxing time alone! What I love about traveling is getting a mental break that's my favorite part!

    Jasmine 🙂
    colorubold.com

  46. Nikki says:

    Excellent reasons, especially the first one. Sometimes it's so nice to be able to switch off from the mundane day to day and just be with yourself/people you love and do the things you love to do!

    Nikki 🙂
    http://www.twentysomethingmuddle.com

  47. I need to travel more…..perhaps next tear I'll do away with staycations! x

    franklyflawless.com

  48. #8 is certainly my favourite part about travel. You never know what cool building or exciting event you'll stumble upon to snap some great shots!

  49. Great post! I love to travel! Wish I could travel more often though…

    Xx Carolin
    http://halfiesstyle.com

  50. Loved this post, all I want to do now is go somewhere where it's hot with a pool and chill ahah!

    Lucie xx | LucieLovesit.com

  51. Mercy F says:

    Travelling is a wonderful experience though it's harder to go with kids it's still possible and worth doing. Nice post, gives a lot of inspiration.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

  52. I couldn't agree more with everything you've said! Honestly if there's one thing that's worth doing in life, it's travelling. What's the point of going to work 5 days a week and earning money if not so you can enjoy a holiday and take some time off to get away from it all?

    littlehenrylee.net

  53. Completely agree with you – travelling has to be high up on the priority list! Great list of reasons why travelling is so important!

    Miriam
    http://www.londonkitchendiaries.com

  54. Yes totally agree, I wish we could travel more but we have a lot of pets so it can get hard for us to find someone to watch and feed them or just way expensive to put them into kennels. But when we do get the chance I do treasure it and lust for it!

    Nicole xx | http://www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

  55. I should make traveliing one of my goals not only for 2017 but for life. Lovely post to read!

    Anita,
    http://anitasdiaries.com

  56. I really love to travel to new places 🙂 you're totally right – it gets you out of your comfort zone and immerses you in a totally new culture!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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