Why I love to travel

Going to different places and immersing myself in different cultures is probably my favourite thing to do in the world. At the moment I'm seeing the delights of Chicago - America really is such a dream! I seem to spend my whole life planning trips, pouring over Pinterest at gorgeous pictures and obsessively adding new places to my bucket list. There's no better feeling than discovering something in person that you've only ever seen in a picture. The world is such a big place and I'm dying to see every corner.

I love trying to live as a local and seeing how other people in different cultures live to it. That's why I prefer to rent an apartment rather than book a generic chain hotel. I find it so interesting to see how cultures differ. Not to mention trying all the incredible cuisines - as a massive foodie, I'm always in my element. The planning is by far the best part, I can easily get in a Trip Adviser black hole. I love that smug feeling of finding an incredible place off the beaten track and having the time of your life.

I never managed to have a gap year and travel the world. Looking back I don't really think I was cut out for the proper travelling lark. I like my luxury and think I'm enjoying seeing places a lot more now that I'm older. I can afford to splash out and stay in much nicer places. Don't get me wrong, I'm not staying in 5 star hotels but I'm not having to share a room with 6 other people. It's also nice to be able to do everything that you want to do rather than having to move around on a tight budget. I'm not very good at picking and choosing - I want to do it all!

There's still plenty of places on my never ending list but I have a whole lifetime to visit them. I've been very lucky with the places I've already managed to cross off.  Nowadays I'd much rather spend my money on a trip away rather than a wardrobe of hardly worn clothes. After all, travel is said to be the only thing that you spend money on that makes you richer.

Why do you love to travel? Any places I need to add to my travel list?


  1. I love the idea of travelling but I am always too scared to do it, I am such a home bird! I love seeing other people jetting around the world though, it makes it seem much less daunting!

    Maria xxx

  2. I didn't take a gap year either and really have only just discovered "travel" in the last few years. I love it. I love exploring new cities, visiting well known sights, and discovering the path less travelled too. My trouble is because I didn't start when I was young my list of places to visit is so long there is no way I'm going to be able to do them all justice (certainly not while working full time to help pay for it all!). I can definitely see myself as a full time traveller, but know that is completely unrealistic.

    As for your list, my favourite places to visit so far have been Arizona and Utah, Ruka in Finland, Rome, the Austrian Alps, and New York. But wherever you go, just make the most of each trip by walking around and taking in everything that you see.

  3. I love to travel, but I never took a gab year either - interning in London doesn't really count, does it? - and I've not really travelled to many places if I'm being completely honest. Yet, meeting you, Hannah and Lily really made me want to see the world and actually PLAN it. I'm one of those people who's happy to go wherever and just play it by ear, but you girls really know your stuff!

    Now, if only I could stop spending my money on handbags and lipsticks long enough to save for a holiday... Ha!

    - Elodie x


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