10 Reasons to Travel

Contemplating why you should travel? Well, here are my top ten reasons of why I think you should travel:

1. Explore

Get out and discover the world. There is so much to see and experience and it’s kind of difficult to do from your own backyard.

Cabo San Lucas

ATV riding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

 

2. Adventure

Now I’m not saying you should go zip lining, but step out of your comfort zone and do something new and different. And please excuse my novice recording…it’s not an easy thing to do while flying.

 

3. Culture 

Meet new people and experience the beauty of a different culture.

Culture and travel

Women selling fruit in Cartegena, Colombia

 

4. Relaxation

Nothing like stepping away from the daily grind for a little R&R. Be sure to set time aside to unwind.

Spa at Bali Masari

Spa at Bali Masari

 

5. Spending time with loved ones

Reconnect with family and/or friends. We all love our technology, but take time to unplug and be with one another. For my solo travelers, it’s the perfect time to reconnect with yourself.

Paint N Play

Paint N Play with my daughter in Arizona

 

6. Try new foods

As much as I love food, this is not an easy task for me as I can be squeamish at times. I’m training myself to be more adventurous in this department, so don’t be like me – Go for it!

Experimenting shrimp for the first time with its legs and eyeballs in Amsterdam.

Experimenting for the first time shrimp with its legs and eyeballs in Amsterdam.

 

7. Connect with Nature 

Discover the natural wonders of the world. Rarely do we take the time to stop and smell the roses. When traveling that’s all I do except there is so much more than just roses.

Yosemite National Park

Mariposa tree in Yosemite National Park

 

8. Peace of Mind

Escaping the daily grind is the ultimate to having a peace of mind. Choose a travel destination that will feed your soul and surround yourself with magnificence.

Sedona

View from our hotel room in Sedona, AZ

 

9. Discover New Hobbies

Next to travel, photography is my second love and the best time for me to delve into my hobby is when I’m traveling. There are so many things to experiment when traveling – snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, and the list goes on and on…

Photographer Enthusiast - Yup, that's me!

Photographer Enthusiast – Yup, that’s me!

 

10. Great Memories 

This is the best part! When the daily grind get me down, I reflect on my wonderful travel adventures to lift my spirit. You get to cherish these memories forever.

Reflect! Hawaii 2009

Reflect! Oahu, Hawaii 2009