The summer is finally here and it’s time for people to be jetting off on their holidays or packing their bags to go travelling. Thousands of students will have finished their degrees and will be heading on adventures around the globe, I know a lot of my graduating class did. That, however, won’t be me. Not a chance.
The idea of travelling in the traditional sense has never appealed to me. Just the thought of backpacking across continents stresses me out, but that’s ok! I was told a lot when I was in uni to make the most of my youth, book trips here there and everywhere, work my way around a country. Trying to explain why I didn’t want too often made me feel uncultured but hear me out.
Saying I don’t want to go travelling doesn’t mean that I don’t want to see the world. I’ve been visiting amazing countries since I was 3 years old spending time in Greece, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, America, Cyprus and France just to name a few. I love seeing new cultures, the sights, the smells but I also like having a nice time. I’ll stay in hotels or apartments, I’ll visit for a week or two rather than a month or six because that’s what I personally enjoy.
There are still so many places I want to see and things I want to do but I’m happy doing that with a little luxury for shorter amounts of time! I’ve still been able to see amazing sites an have amazing experiences like walking up Vesuvius, seeing the Eifel tower or having breakfast at a small family run restaurant.
That’s just my feelings, how about you? Do you have the travel bug or do you prefer to visit with a little luxury behind you? I’d love to know in the comments below!