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Could you please articulate the reasons why you love travelling?

I would like to know what people have to say about this...I always wondered what motivated other people to travel.
11 years ago, November 9th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #92845  
For me travelling is very meditative, especially when you are on a train or a plane and can sit back and relax and let your mind go. Travel opens up my imagination and make me forget about petty problems. It also gives me lots of pleasent sensations, similar to the ones when you fall in love. When I travel I feel like the person I was supposed to be!
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11 years ago, November 9th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #92848  
Hello Milena 😊

I love the variety that travel gives me.

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11 years ago, November 9th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #92880  
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Travelling gives me a lot of satisfaction in knowing I can confidently get myself from A to B to C, and handle any problems that might come up. Learning from mistakes, discovering new things, tasting new dishes and finding beauty...all add to my motivation for travel. Reply to this

11 years ago, November 9th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #92886  
Yes...finding beauty, priceless beauty, thank you Katie! Some people argue that travelling is a waste of money and that they would rather spend their money on things they can touch with their hands and phisically own...But things break, things get lost and stolen, things become old and boring...you will never loose the memories of the beauty you have witnessed while travelling, no one can steal from you what you learned during your journeys and finally travelling never becomes old and boring! Reply to this

11 years ago, November 10th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #92931  

Some people argue that travelling is a waste of money...

I think, those people have not yet discovered how much a person can love travel. Reply to this

10 years ago, March 2nd 2010 No: 6 Msg: #105504  
Travel for me is simply escaping to beauty, excitement, adventure and wonder Reply to this

10 years ago, March 2nd 2010 No: 7 Msg: #105571  
Freedom and for making me feel real small compared to what is out there. As Milena said, it makes you forget about the petty things. There are twenty million gazillion stars in the universe, the scratch in my car paint isn't that big of a deal. Reply to this

10 years ago, March 3rd 2010 No: 8 Msg: #105603  
I travel to remember me, to become more me again. Like Milena said, "When I travel I feel like the person I was supposed to be" I am who I want to be, was always meant to be, when I travel. It's every challange I enjoy, from learning new things, to meeting new people, to finding my way around, to speaking new laguages and trying new foods. Travel throws them all at me at once. It is the ultimate thrill! I never want to stop learning and the best way to do that is keep on seeing new places and making new friends. There is ALWAYS some place new to enjoy! Reply to this

10 years ago, March 3rd 2010 No: 9 Msg: #105628  
It is definitely an addiction. I'm not a person of incredible wants or needs, except when it comes to travelling. Its then i want everything. I read other blogs, watch travel programmes or documentaries, and i feel this longing, this feeling in my stomach that makes me want to go, just go.

I remember once sitting in a travel agent, booking my itinerary, and the travel agent noticing that i had a lot of islands and coastal destinations listed on my itinerary decided to comment that i needed to get to rainforests and mountains, and away from the beaches, that i'd get bored with them after a while. I felt that to be a personal insult. Travel is about appealing to yourself, what makes you happy, going to places to satisfy very particular parts of your soul. I'm perpetually happy by the ocean, and on the ocean.

I believe the reasons why we love travelling are as varied as the destinations we travel to. I think my love of travel started with watching the many David Attenborough documentaries. Seeing unusual and facinating creatures in equally astounding locations envoked such an incredible excitment about the world beyond my own shore. Reply to this

10 years ago, March 8th 2010 No: 10 Msg: #105960  
We see amazing places and always meet such interesting people. When we get too old to travel we've got many thousands of photographs to look through, they are organised in neat folders. We also have about 300 hours of video and I keep promising myself that I'll download and edit it all making one huge travelogue to bore unwelcome visitors with. Reply to this

10 years ago, March 8th 2010 No: 11 Msg: #105961  
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I like for refreshing my mind. I have ultimately very busy business schedule and always use to go for a 2 or three day leave for any travel area.
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10 years ago, March 9th 2010 No: 12 Msg: #106104  
Why do I love travelling? Well, I guess it’s because I’m addicted - and have been since I was a teenager. I’m now a recycled teenager, retired, but still hooked on all things foreign!

My addiction started at secondary school, where I thoroughly enjoyed being taught French by a Welshman (alas, like Mark Twain, when I’m in France I still fail to make those idiots understand their own language!). My favourite lesson was always geography, where Mr King brought to life the wonders of the world. One day, my English teacher mentioned that she spent her summer vacations travelling abroad; in the lunch break, she proudly showed me her passport with every page covered in immigration stamps bearing exotic names that I’d only seen in an atlas. The seed was sown.

On leaving school in the early-sixties, when overseas travel was still very much in its infancy, I started work as a clerk in a holiday company. My first journey, at the age of 17, was to the Aegean Islands of Greece: by train to Athens - three days there and four days back - and then by ferries to Mykonos, Delos, Tinos, Paros, Naxos and other islands whose names probably ended in ‘os’ too. The seed had germinated.

Over the next 35 years, that seed grew into something which filled every part of my being. I couldn’t wait for my next ‘fix’ of foreign air - and still can't. I've been fortunate to visit countless countries; how fortunate was only brought home to me recently while preparing for my seventh visit to India (India - again?). Every country has its own character, language, food, religion, even smell. And, on the way there, while there, and on the way back, I can spend time with interesting people and see wonderful things that others might only ever see in books or on television. I’ve experienced the hospitality and sometimes hostility of the local populous, shared their joy or sadness, and learnt as much about myself as about them. Travel has opened doors to my knowledge, showed me that my comfortable life isn't shared by everyone on this planet, and it's given me some great tales to dine on for years to come!

I get withdrawal symptons if I have to spend six months in my home country without even a few days abroad. Now, where did I put that Rough Guide...? Reply to this

10 years ago, March 9th 2010 No: 13 Msg: #106129  
I agree with all the reasons mentioned above but, if I'm being honest, travel is, for me, a monumental act of procrastination; an admirable and exciting way of delaying any difficult decisions pertaining to my "real" life for six months or so! At 35 I have no clue as to what I want to "do" with my life but i am absolutely sure that i adore traveling and, when people enquire as to what i "do", saying that i am a traveler is so much more acceptable than the often unpallatable truth of admiting to being an indecisive, lazy bum!! Reply to this

10 years ago, March 12th 2010 No: 14 Msg: #106295  
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I have a passion to travel. I started traveling to local destinations when I was in college.Travelling is a wonderful hobby. It takes a traveler to travel far off places which he had only thought of to travel in his past.I really love to visite new places and take pictures of them. Reply to this

10 years ago, March 12th 2010 No: 15 Msg: #106311  
I feel free when I am traveling. No pression, no worries...feel like we see the real me Reply to this

10 years ago, March 15th 2010 No: 16 Msg: #106454  
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Traveling helps one to explore life to the maximum...Meeting new people,going to different destinations, exposure to different cultures makes life so beautiful Reply to this

10 years ago, March 15th 2010 No: 17 Msg: #106467  
I can't sum it up better than Paul Theroux: "I travel to find obstacles, to discover my limits, to ease the passage of time, to reassure myself that innocence and antiquity exist, to search to links from the past, to flee the nastiness of urban life and the paranoia, if not the outright dementia, of the technological world." Reply to this

10 years ago, March 15th 2010 No: 18 Msg: #106484  
That's a fantastic quote!

I've read quite a few of his books, which is this from?

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10 years ago, March 16th 2010 No: 19 Msg: #106525  
I love trying out the local street food :-) When I was in Shanghai, I had fruit on a stick dipped in sugar... and lamb. The first was in a traditional market place and the second was from a street vendor near the Pearl. Reply to this

10 years ago, March 16th 2010 No: 20 Msg: #106585  
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I love traveling because it allows me to visit another culture and get very, very fat without feeling guilty😊 Reply to this

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