Travel, travel and travel some more.

Whenever I mention a trip away I’m always usually met with the same reply, “travel, while you can.”

My auntie for example has said it to me numerous times over the years. She’s always said she regrets not travelling when she had the chance as she now has my little cousin to look after, a mortgage etc. Things that make the idea of travelling more difficult, albeit not impossible.

I’m very much someone who loves to travel whether it be a short journey or on a plane to the other side of the world. I will always suggest for people to travel. It broadens your mind, your outlook on life and I do believe it can and does change you as a person. You will discover new cultures, new ways of life and meet hundreds of new people.
People need to stop going on holidays, separate yourself from the ‘tourist’ views of everywhere. Go somewhere different and submerge yourself into the culture of the people surrounding you. Learn about them and their ways of life.

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Seth Godin

I struggle to understand why people wouldn’t want to travel? Why not? We live in an incredibly amazing world, full of so many amazing places and things. Travel, travel and see them all. Travel to share your experiences with future friends, family, your kids. Anyway all I’m saying is: no matter what age you are, whether you think you can’t do it, feel something is holding you back. Forget it all and Travel. Think of the memories you’ll make.

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Plying the waiting game.

I love planning things, especially trips around the rest of the UK or holidays abroad. One thing I am loving planning is my round the world trip, my only problem is.. It’s not for another year and a half I get to travel. I have to save like mad over the next year, work non-stop to be able to afford the RTW trip of my dreams.

i absolutely hate waiting and as I’m constantly researching things for my trip it makes me want to leave right now. I’d give anything to pack a bag, hop on a plane and see what the world has to offer, but I can’t. Planning a trip is almost as exciting as doing it but the time you have to wait isn’t any fun. Why is travelling so expensive? I know it can be cheap but when you want to do a big trip it definitely doesn’t come cheaply.

 

 

Travelling solo, yay or nay..

One thing that I think we all definitely share is the fear of the unknown, whether you admit it or not when it comes to travelling solo the idea is quite daunting, at first. Personally I always imagine the worst situations I could possible end up in, and I’ve never been in any situations that I wouldn’t like to be. 

I’ve travelled a bit by myself, nothing major yet just silly travelling really, down to London over to Jersey. Nothing quite like what I plan on doing in the future.I love the idea of travelling the world but I know it’s something I will be doing by myself. 

The minute I told my gran I was going to go off by myself and travel the world she was quite worried about me. Is it safe for you to go by yourself? What if something happens? I’m don’t like think it’s a good idea Yasmin.. Well I do think it’s a good idea.

 

I can’t wait for the day I’ve got my backpack packed, plane ticket in hand and I head out into the world by myself. I love my hometown but by god, I cannot wait to leave it.. Just for a little while anyway. I need to see the world, the desire to travel runs through my veins. It’s something I’ll never get rid of, not that I would want to. Everyone I speak to says it’s such an incredible opportunity, I should do it all while I’m still young but if I’m honest, I don’t think there will ever be a time in my life where I’m satisfied unless I constantly travel. I know none of my friends will ever travel with me, two have already let me down.. Why should I let them stop me from living out my dream? I shouldn’t. And I won’t. Why rely on people who are just going to let me down? I will see the world, one plane ticket at a time.

I want to live the rest of my life around the world.

I want to experience new things, meet new people, eat new food, see new places.

I want to travel and be happy, and from the travelling I’ve done so far in life I know both those things come hand in hand. 

 

So for me, travelling solo is a BIG yay.