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Travel – Adventure – Dreams Do Come True

Travel = Adventure = Dreams Do Come True!

Why we love to travel?

Expanding our perspective,

No one ever went traveling and came back the same!

It helps open your eyes and mind. There’s no one way to live life. Meeting people from other places, taking part, even just for a short time, shows us that our world view isn’t the same as everyone else’s. Sometimes even communicating solely through gestures when we don’t know how to speak a language is an experience in itself.  These experiences help bring meaning to our lives. They both shape and define us.

Challenge & learn about yourself,

Stuck in a rut? Longing for something exciting and different?  Travel is the ideal place to change things up a little.  It pushes people to their limits and gets them outside their comfort zone. Traveling develops skills you didn’t know you had. Getting away gives you an opportunity to reflect. You have the needed time and space to let your mind wander and take stock. Traveling is one of the best ways to learn more about yourself

Appreciating your life and what you have,

When you’re immersed in daily life, you’ve got your routine and everything that goes with that, it’s easy to lose sight of what you have. You’re blind to what’s really special, how privileged you are, spoiled even. Exploring another place will give you a new perspective, a fresh appreciation for your town, your home and your life!


Learning is a main reason why we love to travel.  We want to experience something unfamiliar and leave with new skills or knowledge. Whether it’s learning a new language or learning about a place’s culture and people, travel allows us to learn so many different things. We learn about how our lives are intertwined and how we can impact one another.

Building and strengthening meaningful relationships,

Travelling together brings people together. A family getaway, a romantic break, or long weekend with the girls or guys can strengthen important bonds. Meeting people from different and diverse backgrounds, enjoying new experiences and sharing these will play a major role in your life. Memories last forever.

Have an adventure,

When was the last time you went on an adventure? Getting out of your comfort zone and conquering fresh territory is exhilarating. We crave new experiences and travel allows this. A trip is the perfect time to do exactly that, especially something you can’t do at home. We travel to not only see more of the world and the people in it, but to also discover more about ourselves in the process.

That said, it’s not always about going away to some exotic destination, but about finding excitement in both the new and the old. You can have an adventure anywhere!


Do We Travel To Escape Reality? Traveling to escape is not a new idea. In fact, I think it’s probably as old as humanity itself. Escaping a demanding job, a bad breakup, the loss of a loved one, just like Elizabeth in Eat, Pray, Love, travel can be a great relief from the stress and unhappiness that come along with those. Better weather, nicer scenery, the freedom to do what they want, new and exciting experiences, a slower pace, these are all wonderful breaks from the regular grind.

Travel is particularly helpful for workaholics who have trouble leaving their job and stepping away, but doing this is good for you both mentally and physically.


Maybe you’re not trying to escape your problems, but everyone can benefit from a break. All work and no play never did anyone any good. Disconnect and reboot from time to time can do wonders.


There’s always reason to take a trip, it could be a big birthday or anniversary, a graduation, a wedding or pre-wedding festivities, even just to celebrate life! Any special occasion is even more special when celebrating it away. It’s a great way to get family and friends together. Go on a Celebration vacation.

Never Stop Dreaming, Start planning your next adventure now!

“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step.”

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