06 August 2017

7 Reasons Why You Should Travel More

Travelling is something I've always loved. Even as a child, I would get mega excited about things like spending a weekend away in a caravan at the lakes, or traveling a couple of hours down the country to explore a new city. This year the travel bug has hit me hard. After visiting Barcelona this year, I'm craving a new adventure.

No matter where you go or what you do, travelling can make you a happier and better person. Here are 7 reasons why you should travel more:

Give Yourself A Social Media Break
Social Media is all well and good, but sometimes it's nice to take a little detox. How many times do you find yourself at home checking your phone every two minutes, or mindlessly scrolling through Twitter? A lot of the time when we're in another country, we either don't have access to the internet because it costs a fortune, or we're too busy having fun to even pick up our phones!

Improve Your Physical & Mental Health
It's no secret that walking improves your physical health. And with plenty of new ground to cover, you'll be sure to feel the benefits. Travelling can also improve your mental health. I've found the busier I am, the less anxious I feel about a situation as my mind is 'distracted'. It can also relieve stress as you almost feel as if you're leaving any problems at home.

Increase Your Knowledge
Visiting new places allows us to learn more about native cultures, people, history and languages. One thing I always find interesting is discovering the different laws and regulations a place might have, in comparison to the UK.

Gain Confidence
There are various ways in which travelling can help you gain confidence. I know a lot of people feel less self conscious about their body if they go to a beach destination for example, as a lot of people are in shorts and bikinis, making them feel more at ease. It doesn't have to just be a physical thing though. For me, I get quite anxious flying, so the more I do it, the more confident I am that I can do it. 

Experience New Things
There's only a handful of things you can experience in the UK. But what if you want more? What if you want to go skiing, or swim with dolphins, or go on a safari? There are so many more amazing opportunities out there!

Handle Money Better
One of the biggest struggles when travelling is managing your money. The majority of us have a spending budget when we're away. You will learn to cut back on certain things, and make your money last the entirety of your trip, you may even find work to earn more money. Whatever the case, learning to mange your money is a great skill to have.

Motivate Yourself
And finally, you will be more motivated than ever. This is where the whole travel bug thing comes to mind. Once you get back home, you'll be so determined to go on another fantastic adventure, you will push yourself. If you want something bad enough, you will do anything to make it happen.

Why do you love travelling? What skills have you learned whilst doing so?

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  1. I love this post! Makes me really want to travel again:) Where is your next adventure?


  2. I love travelling, but right now I'm on a tight budget, so.. No travelling for me. :D Great post tho, thanks for sharing!
    Lauraconteur ♥

  3. I was bit by the travelling bug myself 2 years ago and now i love to travel, i go away at least once a year now, i completely agree with you, it does make you gain confidence, i haven't always been a great flyer but now i'm getting used to it more, and i've definitely become better at handling my money now and i always enjoy getting away from social media for a while.

    Diana | Travel & Lifestyle Blog | www.aretrobombshellsloves.blogspot.co.uk

  4. I love visiting new places! I love learning about where I'm going, at the moment I Ike exploring castles

    Tasha x


  5. I absolutely love visiting new places and I totally agree that it helps you manage money better and a social media break is amazing x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  6. I loving posting a cheeky insta on my holidays but I agree that you do take a step back from social media when travelling and I do love that!
    Sarah x

  7. I agree with all the things you listed. especially expanding your knowledge and gaining confidence! leaving abroad changed me so much!

  8. I've just applied for my first passport so this post has got me really excited! I can't wait to go and explore new countries!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

  9. Beautiful post! Traveling is definitely something I want to do more as it's such a great way to know yourself better and learn about other people and cultures all around the world. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  10. Honestly I am not a traveller, I've never been out of the UK and I'm 22 lol my sister is big into travelling she goes everywhere and lives in different countries for a few months then moves on to the next one! I've never thought about travelling helping to increase your confidence! I'd really like to make an effort to travel more!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  11. I totally agree with this post as I love travel too! A couple of your points I didn't think of too- having a social media break is a really good thing from time to time and having to budget to save money for travel is a good skill to learn.

    Alice | Alice In Wonderlust

  12. I personally get really anxious flying but I love to explore new places. This has made me really want to travel. Amazing post! x

    A x | www.meandmybeautyblog.blogspot.com

  13. Loved this post! x

  14. Totally agree with your list! I love travelling to places I've never been before, learn about their culture, food, etc. This post makes me wanna travel again so so bad! X


  15. Traveling is a way of life that I hope to do after my college years. I love this post a lot and the encouragement helps me and pushes me to do what I love...travel the world!

  16. Aw yes I agree so much with all these points! I wish I could start travel but I would love to do that after I graduate from uni! x

    sami // samiyah.co.uk

  17. I have a traveling aspiration. I really want to go to San Fransisco one day. I don't know why but it is a goal of mine. One day! Great post by the way :)

  18. I absolutely adore travelling! Its one of them things where I feel better mentally after a week or 2 away. I think its the seeing somewhere new and not been invested in the dramas that are going on around you like they are when you're at home! I have learnt to relax and take each day as it comes when it comes to travelling!

  19. I love traveling! And I agree with this whole list! I love the social media break and exploring new cultures! I'm always in the search for more adventures and more countries to visit!
    To Read with Tea

  20. I absolutely love travelling, and I especially love the break from social media!

  21. I really wish I had the time and money to travel more xx

  22. Oooh I love this! Travelling is definitely something I want to do more, I think I might plan a trip or two after uni! Love your blog btw, I'm from Newcastle too :)


  23. i love experiencing new things on holiday

  24. I absolutely love traveling, I've promised myself that I will in fact travel the world when I'm older... well hopefully lol. x

  25. I love holidays, traveling is my favourite thing in the world!

  26. Travelling is one of my favourite things, I love exploring new places and as much as I love home it is definitely nice to get away sometimes. Great post x

  27. Travelling is my favourite thing to do so I absolutely love this post! I think travelling is so important to expand our knowledge and get to know other cultures better xx

  28. This is such a great post and I have to agree with all of your points!
    Whenever I get away, I love taking a social media break and discovering new foods and cultures :)
    I am going to go ready your Barcelona posts now!

    Dani x

  29. Fab post! I love travelling too and some of these reasons are definitely why. Forever wanting a holiday, they're just the best experiences in life exploring a new place!

    Ellie x


  30. Lol, you don't need to give me an excuse to travel. I would love to get away more often, will need to start saving for my next holiday tho!

  31. I recently took a little break from blogging when I was on holiday and cut down on social media and I felt so much better for it x

  32. I agree with all of these and I would love to travel after uni!


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