Why did I book a one-way ticket? Why do I love to travel? Was I running away from reality? While all my friends were at home settling down in long term relationships and having good jobs in the city, I just dreamt of my next destination. Everyone travels for different reasons, but the following are my reasons for booking that one-way ticket.
1) I decided to travel because…Life’s too short
Having to deal with my mum passing away when I was the young age of 15 made me realise how short life really is and losing her so suddenly motivated me to live my life to the fullest because tomorrow promises nothing. Not accomplishing things in life before it’s taken from you is scary and that’s why I won’t become someone who regrets not doing things i always wanted to do.
2) I decided to travel because…I wanted to explore the world
I wanted to explore the world and visit a vast number of countries with different scenery, food and people. From Lakes to mountains, to glaciers to beaches, in Asia through to Australasia I wanted to explore it all, with places like South America next on my list. I am fascinated by how different so much of the world is to England. The different cultures, religions, and way of life of locals is why I wanted to explore the world.
3) I decided to travel because…I wanted to meet new people
I have always loved meeting new people, from school to sixth form to university meeting new people has never been a worry of mine it’s something that excites me. Travel meant I was able to meet like-minded people who love to travel. There’s nothing that can explain the feeling of knowing no one in the country, to then travel it and leave with a group of friends you’ll stay in contact with forever. You meet people from different countries, with different backgrounds and stories and traveling allows you to meet people that become friend’s, that you may of never of spoken to if you’d met in England.
4) I decided to travel to…party and have fun
After finally completing my degree and the most stressful 5 years of my life it was time to let my hair down and enjoy the fun and freedom of traveling, from drinking buckets on a beach in Thailand to sipping an expensive cocktail at the opera bar in Sydney. Enjoying life to the fullest through partying, meeting new people, site seeing and doing adventurous activities all contributed to the happiest adventure of my life. I have never been happier than when traveling.
5) I decided to travel because…I want a life full of amazing memories
Even though I have gone through a super sad event in my life I have always considered myself a very happy positive person. Losing a parent is another reason I want a life full of amazing memories as like I said above it has proved to me that life’s too short. I want to look back at my life and regret nothing, smile at the memories I have and pass on these stories to inspire others to do what makes them happy whether that be through travel or not.
6) I decided to travel because…It’s something I always wanted to do
Sometimes when I get asked why I decided to travel, the plain simple answer is because I wanted to because I was fortunate to have the money to.
So, no I wasn’t running away from reality I chose to travel because it’s something that makes me happy. Why do you want to travel? What’s stopping you from traveling? Answer these questions and if there’s nothing stopping you book that one-way ticket, trust me you won’t regret it.