Travelling was never easier than in todays society. Cheap flights, affordable accommodation and holiday packages have all made it very easy for us to discover the world. But how to know the most basic things about travel?
When should i travel?
The answer is really simple, you should travel whenever you feel like you want to. Ten years ago if you wanted to travel you would need to plan at least six months in advance just to cover the most basic travel needs like accommodation and transportation, but now all those tasks seem so easy with all the tools and apps we have at our fingertips. All you need to plan your next holiday is to pick a time and date and press “book now” button. What is really fascinating about the internet is that now you don’t really have to wait for summer to grab a few days off work and hit the road. Every single place in the world has a specific time when they are most beautiful to visit.
Montenegro for instance is most beautiful in spring and autumn. China is most beautiful in the months of May to June while Lithuania is very beautiful during a snowy winter. With that being we should not limit our travels based on the time of year.
Where should i travel?
“The sky is the limit” someone once said and even though some pioneers are working day and night to pass that barrier we are left with travelling across our planet. Where to travel though can be a bit tough to decide and there are so many options to choose from that thinking about all the options might cause a headache. France, England, Germany, Turkey, Indonesia, Japan, China, Italy, Croatia and Montenegro are only some options you can explore. The best way to explore the options is to explore yourself! What are your likes, whether you are a fan of modern or ancient, medieval architecture. Are you more of an explorer, adventurer or do you like lounging in the sun on a sandy beach. What sort of food and cultures are you curious of etc. Like we stated above, the destinations you travel are only limited by your interests and imagination. Travel budget is nowadays a lot smaller problem than it used to be 10 years ago.
There are so many destinations that more affordable during a specific time of year and now you can know all that by using one of the useful travel apps.
Why to travel?
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”, “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” ~ Matthew Karsten, “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton.
Different people would tell you different reasons why they travel. For some of us it’s a lifestyle, some of us escape reality and problems by moving around, some of us like to explore and some of us use travel to reward ourselves after a whole year of hard work. Like anything else, travelling can leave a bitter taste in our mouth if you travel for the wrong reasons. We should travel in order to explore and to challenge our limits. Sure, travelling to a foreign country to relax is as important as it is for “deep exploration of yourself” but we should never use travel as a form of escapism from our daily life.
Travel should be about adventure, joy, happiness and self exploration, not about getting likes on your Instagram profile