Friday 21 June 2013

5 Reasons You Should Go Travelling

Article written for GKBC Academy.

For those of us who chose not to take a gap year, or for the unfortunate few who were unable to do so, the prospect of getting away from dreary old Blighty and nagging parents may not have been possible – but never fear! It’s never too late to go travelling.  For the lucky ones who made it further than lands end and overseas the mere thought of not going travelling is the stuff made of nightmares.  Going to different climes and immersing yourself into different cultures and ways of life is sure to broaden your might and awaken your soul.

There are endless reasons for going travelling, may it be escaping from a crazy ex or taking steps to prolong to inevitable – getting a real job and growing up.  I have compiled a list of 5 reasons that hopefully should convince you that you really should go travelling.

1.    Fake Tan is Expensive

Whether you travel in December or June the likelihood is that you will end up on a sunny beach with a Mai Tai in your hand and the sand between your toes.  The glistening sun on your back is bound to make even the palest Irish complexion glow.

2.    ‘Travelling bracelets’ really must be authentic

We all know one person who went travelling and came home with bracelets up to their elbows and there really is no other option than to go travelling in order to decorate your arms in this fashion.  Everyone will know what you did when they didn’t see you for months on end, solving confused rumours of being incarcerated in a mental hospital.

3.    Mail order brides don’t have to be delivered
If your travels take you as far afield as Thailand and you’re in need of some female company when you return home, a ‘mail order’ bride may not even need to be delivered. Think of the cash you’ll save on delivery!  Fed-Ex aren’t as economical as you might think.

4.    To make all your 9-5 friends jealous

Your fabulous travelling pictures are going to be all over Facebook and Instagram making your friends back home jealous as hell.  Asides from the smugness of perfectly capturing the Moroccan sunset and publishing it online for all to see, you will return home with beautiful photographs to treasure forever.

5.    Going travelling is a decision you will never regret
Whether it be an Asian adventure or an Ecuadorian escapade a few weeks or months away from the stresses of daily life and commitments can do wonders for you.  Relaxing and finding yourself in a foreign country is incomparable to anything else.  The experiences you have and the memories you make will be with you for the rest of your life, as well as the bracelets stacked up to your elbows.

So, take the leap and book your tickets. Spin a globe blindfolded and point your finger to land on your first port of call – spontaneity at its best.  For what reasons do you want to travel? 

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