I’m a travelholic
2nd June 2015
In case you haven’t noticed, I love to travel.
Travel is my passion. Not a day goes by when I don’t dream about my next adventure, or take a look at my travel bucket list on Pinterest. It’s an addiction.
My first venture abroad was when I was 3 years old, and the five of us (my mum, dad and two brothers) travelled to Menorca. Surprisingly, I do remember this holiday. I mean, I remember the strangest spinets of the trip, like going to Burger King, the children’s disco that I loved, and my dad being picked out of the audience by a magician, but they’re still memories.
Since then I have been to mainland Spain, Majorca, France, Portugal, Cyprus, Egypt, Rhodes (Greece), Belgium, Jordan, Corsica, Italy, Vatican City and the United States of America. And next week I’ll be able to add Monaco to the list.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St Augustine
The map above was created using the app been, and according to this I’ve travelled 5% of the world. Of course, I haven’t explored every square kilometre of each country (notice how I haven’t even visited Scotland!), and so really I’ve only seen a teeny tiny proportion of the world. It’s weird when you look at it from that perspective.
The potential for more exploration excites me greatly. Every time I book another trip I get a real buzz of excitement, especially if it’s somewhere new for me. Nothing beats the feeling of catching a flight to unknown territories and discovering what each country has to offer.
I believe that blogging has helped me to embrace travel even more. I look forward to bringing back stories and photographs to share with you on the blog, and to give advice and tips for anyone else with wanderlust.
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown
Admittedly, travel is expensive, but one thing I’ve learnt in life is that if you really want something then you have to prioritise and make sacrifices. I have made decision to help me save money especially for travel, some of which I wrote about in this post.
Passing on that night out, or not buying that coffee from Costa, or choosing not to upgrade my phone. All of these were choices I made for financial reasons, in hope that it would leave me with more money to travel. I guess I see travel as an investment.
I’m grateful to my parents for starting me travelling so young, and now I’m carrying on with the passion that they instilled in me. They taught me that you don’t have to earn lots of money to travel. It’s about prioritising.
So, go and travel. If you want it enough you will do what ever it takes to save the money and buy that trip. In the meantime, explore your home town and local area, and enjoy the culture that surrounds you already. Plan trips. Dream over destinations. Then go!
Hi, I’m Holly and I’m a travelholic.
Where are you dreaming of visiting right now?