After watching the film Into the Wild, it all of a sudden reignited my wanderlust. If you haven't see it you should totally stop what your doing (if it is important, finish it and then stop!) and watch it, or read the book - very inspirational.
Going travelling nowadays seems to be on everybody's bucket list, and I can totally see why. Who doesn't want to explore new places, cultures, foods and meet new people? Not only do you get these wonderful experiences, it is something you can do once in a lifetime. If you are anything like me, I want to finish University, get a brief job to save for travelling, and then hop on a plane somewhere. Personally, I think trying to travel if I were to have my own house, a job and priorities would be very difficult. That isn't to say you can't do it though.
I had never anticipated to write a 'travelling' post, however as it is something I am so longing to do I thought I would share with you 5 reasons you should consider travelling based on my own experience, however small.
1. Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
I have heard this quote a lot, and it is so very true. Richer in heart, spirit, mind, culture and personality - all of which you can't buy but can only experience.
Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.
2. To Escape.
Not to escape because your sad, but to escape your current reality and experience something fresh and new. To explore new places, meet new people, enjoy new cuisine, anything - your mind will be blown.
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
3. To make a life.
In modern society we are all so concerned about making a living and seem to forget about making and enjoying a life...If we do only live once, you should live your life to the full.
Collect moments, not things.
4. To look back and say "I can't believe I did that".
Nobody wants to live a life of regrets and to say 'I wish I did that' - if you have the opportunity to travel, grasp it with two hands and don't let go. You don't know what experience will be your last, so make it a good one.
To look back and smile at life, because you lived it.
5. For adventure.
To try something new. To do things you haven't done before. Or, because you can only do it once in a lifetime. Be wild and a little crazy.
Because we are all in love with cities we have never been to.
I went to South Africa in school, and it is definitely on my Bucket List to go back, that is the inspiration for this list, every time I have doubts of doing something, I will look back at this list and it will refresh my memory. If you want to hear more about my South African experience please let me know & I hope this post has helped in some way!
Are you thinking about travelling? If so where do you want to go?
with wanderlust love, Rhianna x
p.s. If you want to read a travellers blog this is a really good one written by the wonderful Liz on her adventures around the world - link.
All images from Pintrest