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 comments:

  1. 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

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    1. I love that feeling so much, when you feel refreshed and excited about life again. Your Bali adventure sounds amazing.

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  2. 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

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    1. Everything! Probably Greek and Italian food are my favourite though, so much amazing food in both of those countries.

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  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!

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha I do the exact same when I'm overseas! I'll eat my weight in crepes but then I also end up walking like 8 hours a day so it definitely evens out...

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  4. 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!

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    1. It's funny how that happens isn't it? People always say you should be careful of holiday weight but I usually find the opposite to be true!

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  5. 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

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    1. 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!

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  6. Love everything about this post! So cute!
    Love, Hadasah Love
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  7. My favourite thing about travelling is getting to appreciate and experience new cultures :) x

    vvnightingale.com

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    1. It's a once in a lifetime type feeling isn't it?

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

    xx, Richel Goes Places

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  9. 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

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    1. Wow, that's incredible- I hope I do something like that someday soon!

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

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Even writing this post made me want to hop on a plane somewhere!

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

    Hannah | Oh January

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  12. 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/

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    1. Yes! I always feel like I've opened my eyes up to so much more when I travel.

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

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  14. 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/

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    1. Food tours sound so fun! Being honest the food is probably one of my all time favourite parts of travelling.

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  15. 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

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    1. I hope you get to travel next year Alice :)

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  16. 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 :)

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    1. Holiday mentality in my daily life is the dream as well! It makes everything so much better. I think great company makes a big difference on a trip too :)

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  17. wonderful post. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  18. 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
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    1. Ah thank you Gabrielle! So happy you enjoyed this post :)

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  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
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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    1. Yes yes and yes! Reading these comments is really making me want to book another trip somewhere...

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  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

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    1. I agree! I don't get nervous for flights so for me I just get really excited the night before and I usually never sleep, haha

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  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

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    1. Definitely, there are still so many places on my travel bucket list x

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  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 :)


    www.wildfirecharm.com

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    1. That's really great to hear, I genuinely think travelling is one of the best things you can do!

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  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

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    1. You should! Although I know what you mean, travel is amazing but it you're worrying about work the whole time it's not really the same is it?

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  24. 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
    www.florafallue.com

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  25. 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

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    1. It's odd how that happens isn't it! I walk way more overseas than I ever do on an average day at home...

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

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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

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  28. Great post, thanks for sharing, these are good reasons to travel :)

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. 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

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    1. I love just travelling even an hour from home as well, sometimes you don't need to go far at all to travel! If that makes sense :)

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  30. Totally agree with these reasons!

    Thanks for sharing doll!

    Kisses & Happy Wednesday,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

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

    Hannatalks

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    1. I hope you get to explore some day soon Hannah :)

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  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

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    1. I'm not sure! Nothing is planned at the moment but hopefully I'll be able to book something soon.

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

    theglowwithin.com

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  34. 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

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    1. Couldn't have said it any better myself, I think we all get stuck in our little bubbles and travel forces you out of that.

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  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.

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    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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

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  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

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    1. You've hit the nail on the head there. When I travel I feel like in terms of experiences I've gained so much but then time always seems to fly!

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

    Xoxo

    Www.bubbly-bobbie.blogspot.co.uk

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

    Xoxo

    Www.bubbly-bobbie.blogspot.co.uk


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  40. 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

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    1. I'n the same, ideally I'd love to travel a lot now while I don't have any real ties at home!

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  41. 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

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    1. Me too Amy, it's like I want to travel while I can!

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

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. True, although it depends where you go and how you travel!

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  43. 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

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    1. I've never moved to a new place but I'd love to someday soon, it does seem like an amazing way to get a fresh start :)

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

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  45. 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

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    1. I love that aspect of travelling too, sometimes I feel like I need to travel purely for the mental break!

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  46. 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 :-)
    www.twentysomethingmuddle.com

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    1. Exactly! If I could travel all the time I probably would, although maybe that would take half the fun away from it.

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

    franklyflawless.com

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  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!

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    1. Very true! I love the photos I take overseas!

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

    Xx Carolin
    http://halfiesstyle.com

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  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

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    1. Haha and all I want to do now is go somewhere cold and explore!

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  51. 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.

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Really happy this gave you some travel inspiration Mercy x

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  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

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    1. Exactly! I think a lot of people feel the same way. Ideally I'd love to have a job that requires a bit of travel as well...

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  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
    www.londonkitchendiaries.com

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  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 | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

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    1. Ah I used to have that problem on a small scale when my cat was still alive. Thank goodness places like kennels and catteries were invented though!

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

    Anita,
    http://anitasdiaries.com

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  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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    1. That's exactly why I love travelling as well Jasmine :)

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