This is a Monday's Musings - Random thoughts, feelings and musings by Yours Truly entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.
I think most of my Monday's Musings entries comes from real life experiences. When irked, amused, I think it makes good content for Monday's boliaoness posts.
I love traveling. Like absolutely adore traveling. Every year, I'll travel at the very least 4 times a year. Near, far, wherever. As long as I get to travel. I've been lucky so far. I've traveled with friends, with loved ones, with family and even traveled alone before! I have had the opportunity (and well, saved up for) to travel to Sabah, KL, Melaka, Tioman, Redang, Batam, Bintan, Bangkok, Bali, Krabi, Phuket, Vietnam, Manila, Beijing China, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, San Diego, Seoul Korea, Osaka, Tokyo, Kyoto, Tokushima, Taipei, Amsterdam, Venice, Florence, Milan and Paris! I'll even be visiting Cebu this year!
Places I'll like to visit next are: Hong Kong, Korea (yes again!), Taipei (yes again!), LA, Las Vegas, Miami, Greece, London, Spain, Maldives, Mauritius, Hawaii, New York, Rome, Switzerland, Melbourne, New Zealand and Macau.
Here are some reasons why I love to travel so much and why I think you should travel.
1. Travel when you're young and when you do not have much commitments.
This is the best time to travel! You have no worries about your mortgage, your car loan or your baby fund. Go and see the world! Especially before you start work! You will only be young once!
2. There will never be enough money.
Yes, of course I'm not saying travel when you have a dollar only. Spend wisely, but live a bit. What's the point of scrimping all the money if all you're gonna stress about is how much you're saving and how everything is too expensive? I'm not saying you should go out and buy a Ferrari right now. I'm saying, so what if you decided to splurge a bit? Yes, you should save but please go and spend a bit once in a while. What's the point of saving all that money if you are not happy?Cut on others and splurge on others! Don't worry so much! Enjoy a bit! (that being said, I do not encourage spending future money. Spend what you have, not what you don't have.) And honestly, you'll work for a long long long time. Traveling is something to look forward to. Unless you enjoy the same old same old rinse and repeat?
3. Do it while you're healthy.
Climb the mountains that you'll want before your legs can't take it anymore. There will come a time where we'll be too old, too sick to travel. Do it while you can!
4. Do it before the kids arrive.
I always joked to my ex-colleague that I wanted a honeymoon. I didn't wanna be that girl who only got to go to Pasir Ris and not Paris. Yes, you can travel with the kids, but it won't be that romantic honeymoon anymore. It'll be all about snotty noses, yelling kiddos and whatnots. I have had friends who kept procrastinating and never did have their honeymoon cos a kiddo arrived, years later. Yes, that's how long they procrastinated.
5. Life is but one huge adventure.
And I dare say, I have had many good times. I climbed Mount Kinabalu, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Went surfing, diving, got bitten by a monkey, went to Amsterdam ahem, had a Harley Motorcycle ride in Australia, Traveled by train from Singapore to Bangkok, Toured Europe by train, went hiking in Malaysia, traveled alone in Vietnam etc. I looked back at these experiences and boy, was I glad that I did all those. I want to bungee jump in future too!
6. Traveling changes your perspective
Of how things are, of how better things can be, of how lucky you are. From the beauty of nature to the stark poverty to the cleanliness of home. It has really humbled me. There were places where I felt lucky to have drinkable water, proper washrooms, clean streets and I really learnt to count my blessings.
7. For the food!
Although Singapore is a food paradise, it's different. To enjoy the different food all over the world! I'm a huge foodie and this is a huge draw!
8. To find yourself and to recharge.
Enough of the stress and busy office, traveling allows you to have me-time. To do the things that you want to do. To not think about the 101 things at work. I don't know about you, but sometimes all I feel that I do is wake up, go to work, work and go home and sleep. Repeat. Traveling gives me time to reboot and be refreshed! It's the best time to discover the world and well yourself. I don't want to resent or regret in life that I did not had the chance to do this, to try that etc.
There will never be a better time.
What do you guys think? Please feel free to comment on this entry. Would love to hear your thoughts.
Do check out my other Monday's Musings blog posts here:
- 10 Things That Annoy Short People
- 5 Things That Change After Marriage
- Why You Should Never Ask A Couple When Are They Having Kids
Well, this is my Monday's Musings entry. Sorry for the long wall of text! I hope that you've enjoyed reading this 8 Reasons Why You Should Travel musing piece from me! Are there any other topics that you'll like to hear from me? Do comment and I'll muse about that
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