Earlier we wrote about The Top 10 things we Hate about Travel. You didn’t think that we would just leave you with that negative post, did you? So now its time to share why we love to travel. Why do people love to travel anyway? Well, let me count the ways…10 to be exact.
We love to travel and believe me, we love more things about travel than we hate. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be doing it. The problem with writing why we enjoy traveling was narrowing it down to only 10 things.
Why We Love to Travel
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We love to travel so much that we could have written 100 things that we love about it. (Hey, now that would make a great post) But we don’t want to bore you to death. So here are the top 10 reasons we love to travel.
Dave and I love adventure in our lives and to find adventure is the number one reason why we love to travel. Even when we are at home we love to go rock climbing, snowboarding, cycling…anything.
We can’t sit still and when we travel, we love finding new adventures to try. There are many different adventures in different countries that we can’t necessarily do in Canada. And that is why we love to travel, to seek out adventure.
From bungee jumping in Victoria Falls to camping in the White Desert of Egypt or going on a big game safari in Africa. We can’t do these in Canada, and travel gives us the chance to try different adventures that we wouldn’t otherwise get to do.
What do we love most about travel? Finding our next great adventure.
2. Travel Makes us Better People
One of the main reasons we love to travel is that travel really does make us better people. Travel is the best education and we always learn something new when we travel. It opens our minds and our hearts. When we travel, we understand different perspectives.
Travel encourages tolerance, patience, and understanding. We believe that every time we travel, we come back as better people. Because we have been exposed to new cultures, different ways of living and different ways of seeing things, we too learn to look at life differently.
3. Meeting New People
We are a very social couple and we love to chat with people and we love to travel to meet new people and make new friends.
We have made some great friends traveling and some of our fondest memories of travel have been moments with the people that we met. Most people that we meet traveling are very interesting and fun.
We just love meeting and making new friends in our travels and always look forward to seeing them again. Surprisingly, we do end up seeing a lot of people again. When you’ve been traveling for more than 20 years, you end up bumping into old friends in different cities.
4. We love to travel to be Together
Dave and I are one of those strange couples that just love being together all the time. We run a business together, we share similar hobbies and we love doing activities together. We love travel because it lets us be together.
We just love rock climbing together, relaxing on the beach together, and we even love suffering together.
To be able to share our experiences from travel (the highs and the lows) with each other is the greatest gift. We are lucky to be able to look at an awe-inspiring sunset together, or to just sit on a beach beside each other while we read a book. I know it sounds corny, but that is us. We love being together and travel has allowed us to do that.
5. We Love Documenting our Travels
Before we started our travel blog, I always said to Dave, I love traveling, but I would really love to have a purpose to my travels. We have always loved to travel but now that we blog about it, it has now added a purpose to our travels.
When we are hiking or biking, surfing or sailing we are always thinking about how to write about it, what photos to include, or how to film it. We love to share our travel tips with whoever is willing to listen.
We love documenting our travels, just as much as we love to travel.
6. Pushing Ourselves to Our Limits
We love travel because we are more motivated to push ourselves to the limit. When we are at home we tend to become a little bit lazy but when we travel we just love to see how far we can push ourselves.
When we accomplish something extraordinary it is the most fulfilling thing on the planet. From cycling 12,000 km to Africa, trekking up to Everest Base Camp, or summiting Mount Kilimanjaro we just love the feeling of suffering for a great payoff.
When we travel, we seem to push ourselves farther than we ever do while we are at home. I don’t know what it is about going to another country, but we are up for anything when we travel. When we are home, we tend to spend more time watching the adventure on TV. When we are traveling, we are out living the adventure.
7. I Love Travel to Witness Awe-Inspiring Sites
Sometimes the beauty of travel moves me to tears. Some of the things that we have witnessed have been overwhelming. When standing at the top of a mountain, overlooking a world heritage site, or witnessing an incredible sunset we cannot believe that we are there.
Travel has allowed us to witness some of the greatest sites on earth. It has allowed us to be touched to the core and feel completely connected to the planet. What more is there to love about travel than to feel overwhelming love and joy.
8. We Love Exploring History
When we travel, we absorb the history of a place and have a better understanding of it what we learned in school. We are always amazed when we are standing on a site that we have learned about in school or read about in books and suddenly it all becomes clear.
When we are exploring thousand-year-old ruins or walking through buildings where a great historical event took place, we cannot believe that we are there.
We love to travel to bring history to life. We have learned more about the history of the world through our travels than we ever did in school. There is something special and meaningful about a place and its history when you are actually there.
It makes us want to learn more about its story. We love finding the story of a place and travel allow us to do that.
9. We love Travel to Relax in Hotel Rooms
Ok, some guesthouses can be a little rough, but we just love luxury hotel rooms. When we step into a new hotel room, we are giddy with excitement. We love the fresh duvets, the movie channels, pillow menus, and the room service.
When we get to a hotel, we check out all the drawers, the mini-fridge, and the bathroom. We just love to see what goodies they provide and what services they offer.
We then head out to explore the building and take advantage of whatever amenities they have. Is there a spa, a swimming pool, a sauna, or a lounge? We love hotels and when we find a nice one, we hate to leave it. I think that to love travel, you need to love being in a new place a lot.
10. We Love The Unknown in Travel
When you do the same thing each day at home, life can get a little repetitive. What we love about travel is that it keeps life spontaneous. We are willing to try new things and go with the flow more when we are traveling.
Travel turns people into adventurers. Whether it is hearing about a beautiful waterfall from new friends and going with them to explore, to trying new foods, travel is exciting. You never know what you are going to do next.
So there you have it, we have managed to narrow what we love about travel down to a mere 10 points.
What do you love most about traveling? What we love about travel is that is different for everyone. So tell us in the comments… I love to travel because?