Why Do We Travel?

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Exploring the reasons we travel the globe

Working with some great travel writers at the travel website My Destination means I have the privilege to hear some fantastic stories, and share some of my own. But talking about travel everyday gets you thinking. Why do people decide to travel in the first place? Where does the motivation to pack a suitcase and board a plane destined half way across the world come from?

Escape

One of the most common reasons people travel to get away from a lifestyle they disliked or to get themselves out of a rut they were unhappy about. This is a hugely emotional decision to leave a place, and one that doesn’t always pay off, the grass is always greener of course. A fresh start can motivate people to change the way they lead their lives, and find new skills and talents that they would never…

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