Why do we travel? Well, for one thing, it’s a lot easier to travel today. Long gone are the days when people had to travel for days by car or train.

You have to spend weeks on a boat to cross an ocean either. Today we can spend a couple hundred dollars and travel by plane to another country in a matter of hours. But it’s a bit too simplistic to say simply: “we travel because we can.” So without further adieu, here are the top nine reasons why we travel.

1. To Get Away or Escape

Travel is about escapism. Sometimes we all need to get away from our obs, our immediate problems, our chores and responsibilities and sometimes even our very own families. We’ve learned the best way to do this is to actually physically distance ourselves from that from which we seek to escape.

Taking a trip to another city or nation is a super way to do that. Maybe you like your life but simply need a break for a bit so that when you return you will appreciate your everyday life even more. Perhaps you have paid vacation time coming and are simply determined to take it rather than sit at home so you get up and go.

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