Travel, What makes people do it?

Discover why people travel, what makes them do it, and why you should travel more often 

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Wanderlust is defined as a strong desire to travel. Traveling fills our lives with experiences that we never forget. You can learn from other cultures, discover different kinds of foods, and so much more.  But questions are often asked; Why exactly do we travel? What does traveling do for a person? Why do people go on holiday? Read below to find out the top reasons why people travel!’

Food and Drink!


Food is different and unique depending on where you visit. During your travels, you can allow yourself to enjoy a delicious and locally made meal you’ll be sure to remember and most likely would not have tried otherwise. Enjoy the famous “Pie Floater” in Australia. Or Poutine in Canada. If you’re a wine lover, you can visit France, which is famous for their delicious wines.  As George Bernard Shaw once said, “There is no sincerer love than the love of food!” By traveling to another country or state, not only can you experience something new, but your tastebuds can too. According to, some of the best countries for foodies include: Italy, France, India, and Spain. Next time you’re feeling adventurous, consider one of these countries for a delectable tasting trip. Food is a great reason why people travel. 


Celebration or Special Occasion

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There’s nothing more special than your wedding day… except maybe…the long awaited Honeymoon! People travel to celebrate special occasions such as their wedding, an anniversary, a birthday, or a holiday. Many people choose to travel to mark a milestone. According to U.S. News, the best honeymoon destination is St Lucia. In fact, our founder and her husband honeymooned in Sugar Beach on St Lucia! Others include Hawaii, Bora Bora, and the Maldives.  As John Davey once said, “Short honeymoons are better than no honeymoons, but long honeymoons are best of all.” Honeymoons are one of the most common reasons why people travel!


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If you’ve ever gone through a rough time, you know how important the healing process is. Using travel as an escape can be key to getting your mind and body back on track. Travel can help you heal by allowing you to experience new things and stepping out of your day to day. It can help you become mentally resilient, boosts happiness, and help you reinvent yourself, if that’s what you are looking to do. By experiencing the adventure of travel, you can help clear your mind and focus on what’s most important. “Even the smallest shift in perspective can bring about the greatest healing,” said Joshua Kai


Discover a new side of yourself through adventure, while creating lasting memories. Commit yourself to exploration. suggests traveling to The Caribbean for a beach filled adventure. Or perhaps consider visiting Botswana which is filled with exciting landmarks such as the Three Chiefs’ statues. As Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”



Everyone needs to relax every once in a while. By going on a vacation, you can relax, unwind, recharge, and reset your mental batteries. If the sun and ocean are your key to relaxation, enjoy a relaxing vacation in destinations like Florida, The Bahamas, and Jamaica. According to The Thrillist,  Dry Tortugas Florida is the greatest destination for relaxation. “Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.” -Mark Black


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Visiting a beautiful destination can be so much more than just visually appealing. Did you know you can actually learn from your travels? It’s why so many schools offer Study Abroad Programs! Discover the Earth’s rich history.  “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone” – Wendell Berry.

Find Your Inner-Self

Although, most people associate travel as a group experience, you can actually have an amazing time on a solo trip. It allows you to experience things on your own and get to know yourself on a deeper level. By traveling alone you can do whatever you want, whenever you want without being on anyone else’s schedule. You can put all your focus on the destination. Traveling alone also has shown to improve confidence. “I remember how scared I was the first time I traveled by myself—and sometimes I still am,” she says. “It can be lonely and unsettling not to have anyone else around for backup. But being able to get yourself out of a jam or figure out where you are when you’re lost can give you a new sense of confidence and faith in your own resourcefulness. For me this carried into not only other trips but also into my life at home” says SmartTravel Senior editor Sarah Schlichter.

Rekindling Romance

If you’ve ever been in a long term relationship, you’ll understand how sometimes you just hit a rough patch. You love your partner but as we all know, relationships are hard. Travelling can help you rekindle your love by sharing exciting experiences together.  Travel has been shown to help transform marriages and keep them alive. “True love stories never have endings.” Says John Updike.

Change your Perspective

Traveling can allow you to discover new opinions and ideas. Interacting with others with different viewpoints, backgrounds and cultures,  can impact your point of view. Always remember to travel with an open mind. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

People travel because of adventure, honeymooning, grief, education, and so much more. By traveling you can discover so many new things. You can open doors for your life. Are you living life  or is it living you? 

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