8 Reasons To Travel Abroad

Every year, thousands of us Brits like to travel abroad. Whether you enjoy the sun or the snow, hiking or sunbathing, exploring or staying by the pool, there are so many reason why we love to travel. Just in case you need more reasons to go on holiday this year, here are the reasons that we love to travel abroad.

1. Food


Foreign food is great! We all love a good takeaway of curry or a bowl of paella but nothing beats authentic foreign meals. Nobody knows how to cook your favourite meals better than the people who created them! But why just stick to the classics? Whilst you’re away, you may as well experiment a little. Branch out. Discover your sweet tooth, spicy tooth and all round food loving tooth and who knows, you may discover your new favourite dish.


2. Drink

5.Water with a twist

As well as food, many countries have speciality drinks. We all know that Ireland has its Guinness, Britain has its Tea and Gin and Scotland has its Whisky. But what about the other countries? With a bit of research, you’d be surprised at what you learn.  So why not have a Sangria next time you visit Spain or an Akevitti in Norway?


3. People


We can learn a lot from other people. The chances are that you won’t see the passion of the people if you stick solely to campsites and hotels.  Why not try renting out a house away from the tourism hotspots and allow yourself to experience the raw realness of life in that country. Most places you go, the locals are incredibly friendly. Learn a few phrases. Indulge in their fashion and traditions. Make new friends. Experience their world. Laugh and drink amongst them. 


4. Lifestyle


You’d be surprised at how different each country is. Not just the scenery but their way of living. There is a sense of peace walking down the hill to fetch the morning loaf and smiling good morning to the locals. It can become so easy to wrap ourselves in a bubble of our own problems that sometimes, it’s interesting to see how the rest of the world lives. By immersing yourself amongst another culture, we can learn so much about the way that we live, the way that we want to live, and then in turn, become a better person. Travel is as much about exploration of ourselves as it is about exploration of land.


5. Sightseeing


Every city has its own amazing hidden secrets. Every country is beautiful. From snow topped mountains to clear rolling waves, nothing beats the thrill of being surrounded by such beauty. If you have the chance, try to explore as much as possible. The world is a beautiful place so try to get out and see as much of it as you possibly can.


6. Culture


If you can’t go crazy on holiday then when can you? Find your new passion. Smash some plates in Greece. Join a tomato fight in Spain. Learn Bollywood dancing in India. Immerse yourself in new cultures. Create new memories that you will never forget.


7. Relax and Unwind


Travel can be used as a form of escapism. By immersing yourself within a different culture and surrounding yourself with different people, you can feel so far from your normal life that every day stress can seem like a distant memory. Walking down the beach with a martini or hiking up a mountain with your camera will seem a million miles away from worrying about bills or exam results. Whilst I don’t encourage running away from your problems, sometimes it can be nice to escape from them, if only for a week or two, and put things into perspective.


8. Broaden Your Way of Thinking


As I said above, travel is as much about exploration of ourselves as it is about exploration of land. Learn what it is that the locals enjoy so much about their way of living. Try new things. Walk steps in somebody else’s shoes. Broaden your horizons.


Above everything, enjoy yourself! Let us know where you like to go on holiday and what you like to do whilst your there.

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Brittany Guymer

Editor of the Student Wire | Studying PR and Journalism at Leeds Beckett | Lover of good music and all things quirky | Easily bribed with mini eggs

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