Hmm, why *do* I travel anyway?
- Something new.
I’m always eager for something new and different.
- Take a break from the usual
I easily get bored and demotivated by routine. I lose focus on matters that need my full attention (i.e. work), and my morale is low. By traveling, I get to recharge my energies and start looking forward to working again (so I can save up money for my next trip!)
- Photo op!
Photography really goes hand in hand with traveling. I can’t imagine traveling without any camera. I don’t spend all of my travel time looking through the camera lens, but it’s always great to take photos of the places you’ve seen to share with friends and family.
- Research and Planning
I really enjoy reading about new destinations, and updating my spreadsheet. I really am a geek at heart.
Shopping is my downfall. The best thing about shopping overseas though is that you get stuff that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to buy at home (or if it is available locally, it’s too expensive).