Travel: 5 Reasons People Do It, The Real Reasons
By: Ardon Wesly
Everyone loves to travel (whether they’d admit it or not), whether that’s baking on an exotic beach somewhere far away, or walking miles in a city that never sleeps. The types of travel are clear and we’re not going to bore you with listing them like a bad local travel agent commercial.
What’s really interesting is why we travel. Why do you decide to leave your home and known environment for some foreign city or country? Putting aside money every month for long periods at a time just to throw it all away in a week or two? Why do you risk your life by getting on an aircraft that has a one to eleven million chance of plummeting to the ground? All right, we might have gotten carried away, but still the question remains: why??
Do you travel to get away from it all?
Your job is routine. Your life is routine, so you choose to leave everything behind (for a short period of time of course) and enjoy the luxury of not having to think about what goes on back home.
Perhaps you’re a culture junkie, in constant need of experiencing different cultures, values and ethics around the globe.
Are you the type of person who wanders around with a camera, old school map and an appetite to consume all of its local dishes?
Everyone has his and her reasons to travel.
One person has the need to hike and trek for weeks at a time. Simply to see, feel and smell places that can only be seen in books and pictures; that one specific place where you can literally absorb the powerful creation of nature.
The other person is more the “city-life” type of traveller.
Observe the power of human creation in the form of powerful buildings and other landscapes. Of course there’s usually a fierce shopping spree is involved in between. Name one person walking through New York City and coming back to the hotel without at least one or two shopping bags attached to their arms. It rarely happens!
Why do I travel?
Simple. I travel to experience new cultures that you can only explain to friends and family if witnessed yourself. Yes I am a shopaholic. Yes I am very attached to civilization. With a combination of urban injection, the power of nature and an “out of my comfort zone” culture. This is the real reason why I travel.