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.
I've been reflecting and thinking about this topic a lot recently, and how travel just seems to pull you in. And why people are drawn to travel so often. And i think it is this feeling of freedom that draws many people back. In everyday life i guess most people just gets pulled in and into the routine of everyday life, where you have to pay bills, go to work and ultimately you have to do things you don't really want to do. Whereas when you're travelling, or even just on holiday, everyday when you wake up, you can literally do whatever you want, go swimming, go exploring that temple, go play golf or do yoga, i'm sure you get my point. You're not tied down to anything or anyone.
I suppose everyday home life can be like this to, if you find the right career or are lucky enough to live that style of life, but for the majority of people, it's not. I also think while you're travelling it's the unexpectedness of what might happen or who you might meet. The possibilities of what might happen when you wake up are limitless, you literally never know who you might meet, and what you might end up doing in that day, or even week. And i think this is one of the main reasons why people find it hard when coming home and adjusting back into normal life, as you kind of know what's going to happen, or what you're going to be doing this time next week.
I also think this sense of freedom when travelling comes from the new. All the new things you are doing and the new places you are seeing, it just makes you feel alive and full of excitement and well 'free'. For me, the feeling when you're travelling alone, and touch down in a new country where you know nobody, it gives you such a sense of freedom and possibility.
After travelling for extended periods of time, i think trying to incorporate these feelings into everyday life are super important, firstly for motivation and just general overall happiness. I really think this feeling of 'being free' is what draws many people to continually travel. And for me personally it plays a huge part in why i always feel like i want to jet off.