Everyone i guess has their own reasons as to why they love travelling. I mean there are loads of reasons why people would love to travel. I think for me it's mainly that feeling of being completely free. I mean when you're at home, you have commitments, things to do, bills to pay, people to meet etc. Whereas for me, once my backpacks on, and i'm flying away to this new place, i am completely free, to do what i want, go where i please and speak to who i want to speak to.
Landing in a new city can be intimidating, i mean where do you even start when you touch down. Here's the first 5 things you should do when you land in that new city.
So travelling is pictured as this beautiful, enriching experience, and yeah of course, it's awesome. You get to see new awesome places, do new things and meet some incredible people. But many travellers tend not to talk about the bad moments and experiences, you'll have bad experiences and things which were just, well, dreadful. Especially if travelling to countries that have different cultures, and things you're not used to. So here is a list of the three worst things i have had to see or do, in no particular order.
Deciding whether to travel Europe in Summer or Winter, and which one may be best for you, may be a question you're asking yourself. Travelling Europe depending on the season, creates a completely different experience, the cities have a different feel, atmosphere and just in general different things going on. So here are the advantages and disadvantages of travelling in the summer compared to the winter.
Summer Advantages/Winter Disadvantages:
There are a number of reasons why i think leaving your home town or city, and going on a gap year after high school are a good idea. It could be to anywhere, even somewhere in your own country. Just to get away and learn about yourself and discover what you want to do. I went to Australia and south east Asia. And i really felt like this experience changed my life, it made me grow up, learn about the real world and really developed me as a person in a way that a classroom couldn't. Here's ten reasons why i think a gap year is a great idea after high school.
For people that travel a lot you're bound to get a lot of things said to you from people that don't, and it can often be hard to relate and explain yourself to people that don't travel or haven't really travelled. I'm sure some of you that have been away and come home have had this experience, where there is just no one you can explain yourself too. Here's a few things that a lot of non travellers often say to travellers and my view on it, from a traveler's point of view.
Returning home after travelling is one of the hardest parts of travelling, even more so when you travel for long periods of time like six months to a year. We all know what holiday blues are, and how it feels returning to work after one or two weeks away. Imagine that but you've just been backpacking the world for a year. It's hard, there's no doubt about it, but there are few ways you can make it easier, and make coming home something to look forward too.
Saying that travelling changes your life is a big statement, but i honestly believe it does, even more so when you are young. And i'm sure if you ask any well traveled person, they'll agree that travelling has changed them in some way, usually for the better. Here's a few ways travelling will probably change you.