Give in to Wanderlust.

Wanderlust: an irresistably strong desire to travel or wander the world.

With that feeling of wanderlust embedded deep into you, why aren’t you acting upon it? Now is the time to go, the time to see those places that you once thought could only be reached in dreams.

Pack a bag.

Grab your passport.

Leave all your worries behind for just a few weeks, if not longer.
Travel.

Travel for travels sake. Think of all the things travelling brings to your life and give me one genuinely honest answer as to why you shouldn’t travel? You can’t. Of course you can’t. 

“To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Anderson. 

There are a ridiculous amount of reasons as to why you should jump on the next plane out of your hometown or get behind the wheel of your car and drive until the surroundings become that of somewhere your eyes have never seen. New sights, new people, new foods, so many things to discover and all you have to do is have the sense of adventure to discover it all.

Why should you give in to Wanderlust and travel?

– Travelling opens your eyes. If you dare to voyage out into the unknown you’ll discover so many wonderful things. You’ll see things from a new perspective. Once you have travelled, returning home will never be the same. You’ll have experienced a new way of living, seen things you’d never have imagined and returning home to the norm will be sorely disappointing.

– Ah the adventure! Do you remember when you were a child? You used to dream up a life of adventure. You’d make up games and pretend to be in a far away land discovering things for the first time. Well, just because you’re a bit older now doesn’t mean you have to give up on the adventurer you once sought to be. 

“I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travellers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.” – Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

– You are 100% guaranteed to meet many new people and make many many friends along the way. And you’ll meet them everywhere. Travelling America we made so many new friends! 

From making friends in the workers at Taco bell in Ennis, Texas (as pictured above). To befriending a newly wed couple in the Honky Tonk bar in Nashville, Tennessee. To meeting a few not so far from home, a group of guys from Edinburgh on a similar trip at the 4 Corners monument. Making friends with a bunch of hens on a hen party in Cats Meow in New Orleans. (FYI the bride to be is now married and the wedding looked amazing!)

Sure, you could venture not so far from home and make new friends but why do that when you can have friends from all over the world?

– Think of all the incredible memories you’ll have and stories to tell. Not everyone will have experienced the things that you do when you travel, but I can guarantee everyone will love to hear the stories of your adventures. Not everything goes to plan, trust me I know, but sometimes that’s the best part. Who wants to look back on their life in 50 years time and say, “I wish I’d done that.”? I’d rather look back and say, “I’m glad I done that.” 

So go on. Stop putting it off. Get out there and see what the world has to offer, I promise you won’t regret it!

Leave a comment below telling me why you think people should travel! Maybe your words will inspire someone to do so. Thanks for reading!



Travel quotes 

January blues are in full force for me, I want nothing more than to jump on the next plane to anywhere! 
I’m guessing many of us are in the same boat currently, and I know for me I’ve got my planning underway for me to get out of Glasgow as soon as possible. What’s making me want to go more are these, a small list of my most favourite travel quotes.

  • “For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victims time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.” – Aldous Huxley.
  • “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien.
  • “Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.” – Lisa St Aubin de Terán.
  • “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 harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain.
  • “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine. 


Travel is an incredibly life changing experience and one that everyone should experience. If you don’t you will undoubtedly lead a limited view on the world.

Wanderlust, act on it. Don’t delay, not for a moment. 

What are your favourite quotes? Leave a comment and let me know.

Yasmin x

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.

I guess my journey starts here?

Travelling – it’s something I love to do, always have.

Whether it’s been going North of my beloved Glasgow and headed towards the beautiful parts of Scotland; up where sometimes all you can see for miles is the mountains, trees, lochs and every now and again the odd car passing you or heading to the airport to get on a plane to the unknown, somewhere far away and new. I love it all.

To me, there’s nothing more exciting than discovering something new, whether it be people, food or a new place. It’s all so riveting and if I’m completely honest, travelling our beautiful world is all I want to do. I’ve been to a lot of places so far, but it’s never enough. For a few years now I’ve wanted to go to Australia, it’s been one of the places at the top of my list to see and the fact that one of my friends has recently moved over there made me want to go even more but now, now I have a better idea. I’m going to do a round the world trip. I’m going to save like mad for the next year and then travel. Now it’s all just in the planning stages; Where do I want to go? What do I want to see? How do I want to travel? But soon, it’ll all start to come together and I’ll have flights booked and places to go. I’m so excited about it all that I can’t even sleep properly any more, I’m up all night researching everything I possibly can. It makes me want to go now!