What Motivates People to Travel


Have you ever wondered why people travel, why not trying to spend holiday time at home, go to bars or somewhere else?

The original reasons that usually motivate people to travel are willing to break from the hustle and bustle, change window view, meet new people or maybe even find love. It is clear that a change of scenery is useful due to new experiences and emotions that can be obtained during the trip. After all, they say, to make the right decision you need some time to switch attention from your primary job and focus on something else. So there is nothing better than a prolonged trip for that purpose, to change your focus in order to get better results.

Travel is a great opportunity to learn, to see your life in another point of view, to improve your communicative skills even faster and more efficiently. 5 years ago I considered traveling from this standpoint, so this experience impressed me. During any overseas journey you get a bunch of lessons, sometimes without even noticing it. But I mean not only learning from the local culture or foreign languages, I intend personal growth first of all. After all, any trip means overcoming difficulties and fears, learning to make quick decisions and be able to navigate through new places while adapting to new circumstances and conditions.


It is necessary for any human getting out of comfort zone from time to time and embed himself in unusual environments. For example, you may go out for hiking, hitch hiking, camping or something absolutely new according to your preference. It is useful to embed yourself in new conditions not only during your vacation but during everyday life. This will help you to avoid daily routine obsession and let new thoughts come to your mind.

According to Indian philosophy there are four types of personality manifestation. So to learn life and your own inner man, it is necessary to experience all these four forms. One of them is just the traveller form.

It is clear that self-development could be carried out at home. But surely it is worth gaining while on the road. So what is even more important there is no way back in case you change your mind.

Mind that travel is just one of many other ways of self-development.

Why do you travel? Why do people travel? What do you think?


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