Bert’s 7 Top Reasons to Live a Life of Travel
Discover my 7 top reasons to live a life of travel.
My first real traveling experience was around 2002 when I went to live in Malaysia for the better part of a year, but I think I didn’t really start living a life of travel until 2008. Since then I have consistently spent more time of the year out of my home country than in it.
Anyway, here are my 7 top reasons to live a life of travel. These are not all the reasons, just the top ones and they are presented in no particular order.
I think most people will agree with at least a few of them. They are also just good reasons for short term travel.
7 Top Reasons to Live a Life of Travel
The first of my seven top reasons to live a life of travel is other people. Actually, I do not consider myself a people’s person. In fact I prefer private rooms over shared dorms and most of the time I actively avoid talking to others. Not that I am bad with people, in fact I consider myself to be fairly good with them… I just don’t like overly lengthy conversations.
But as for the reasons why I do like people when I travel, there are three of them.
- I get to meet new people. New cultures, languages, the way they dress, etc.
- I do not have to prolong relationships. Traveling allows me to meet and never see again if I do not want.
- I can directly help those in need. I don’t have much money but I keep a charity fund which I can hand directly to those in need as opposed to some corporate charity. Also, the ability to help with time and effort and not just money.
I love to try different foods. ‘Nuff said.
3. Problem solving
Things always go wrong when traveling (as they do in life). I like the challenge. It keeps me “sharp”.
4. Walking Around
I like walking and when I travel I can just walk around for hours with no strict purpose.
5. The Ability to do Nothing
When actually traveling (e.g., on a train or bus) time is on your side. Sometimes I read, write, listen to music, watch movies, etc. But sometimes I just sit there and do nothing. To be alone with thoughts (or lack there of). In fact I probably have my best inspiration during those times.
6. It Puts the World in Perspective
So many people, so many cultures, so many places. Same same but different.
The last of my top reasons to live a life of travel is freedom. When traveling I have no-one to answer to. No obligations to meet. No-one is responsible for me and I am not responsible for anyone. I can do what I want when I want. Go where and when I please. Irresponsible? I don’t think so. Un-responsible (probably not a real world) would be a more accurate term.
What are some of your reasons to live a life of travel? Or perhaps you have some against it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments 😀 .