5 Reasons To Travel While You're Young!

21 May 2015

You don't have any major responsibilities right now. As you get older, graduate, get a full time job, get married and have kids, or whatever path your life takes you - you're going to have a whole lot more responsibilities that'll tie you down. You won't have the same freedom you used to, to just take off and see the world and not have to worry about anything else.

You're never gonna have this much energy again. You're young and full of energy. You've got the freedom now, and you're only gonna get older from here on out. Why waste your youth sitting back home, following the daily grind, bored out of your mind? Take this opportunity to travel to every place on your bucket list. Hiking, swimming, skydiving - whatever it is, this is your chance to be able to do anything you'd like, while you still can!

You can see the world on a students budget. Even if you've recently graduated or aren't studying, you're still eligible for those fab student budget holiday deals on offer. STA Flights, Black Market, Contiki, they all have some amazing flight and tour deals all over the world and a huge portion of them have age restrictions, generally 18-25/30 years of age. Not to mention, you're in ripe condition to go to youth hostels and backpack your way around any continent you like!

You'll grow in ways you never could back home. Travelling is an incredible growth experience that you simply could not have by staying in the same one place. Seeing the world, discovering both yourself and whole new cultures, exploring cities and traditions... all of this will allow you to see the world in a new light. The experiences you have while travelling will change you as a person - for the better - and you'll come back with a refreshed perspective on life. Or maybe, you won't come back - you may fall in love with a new city or a new someone and carve out a new future you'd never have without travel!

If you don't go now, you may never go. Because the truth is, quite often, life gets in the way. There's always a 'what if' or 'but' or 'later', but that's no excuse not to travel. If you can travel now, forget about the 'what if's' and just go. It's now or never!

xx Chontelle Louise


  1. Ah yes I love this post! I just returned back from my first solo trip abroad in February and I'm already saving and planning for my next trip! Travelling while young has to be one of the best things you can do. There's nothing I fear more than living with regrets later in life, so I'm determined to do and see what I want now while i can.

    xx Carina

    1. Ooh, where did you travel to?! I'm hoping to do a solo trip abroad within the next few years... I may even make a post about the places I want to go to, there's an idea! x I totally agree, my biggest fear would be living with regrets later in life too. If you can travel, travel! <3 x

  2. That's such a good blogpost and all of those things are very true (well, except for the first one. School and Uni is just as tying as a full time job and any other resposibility is something you'll load on your shoulders by choice)
    Thank you for this inspirational entry. It reminded me of how important it is to keep pushing myself to do more, experience more ♥

    1. Thanks lovely <3 Yeah, I should have been more specific because I totally agree on how tying school and uni can be. I guess I just meant, with those 3-or-so months long holidays, you've gota heck of a lot of time to travel as opposed to when you're working and leaving for too long could mean losing your job or having zero income etc.
      I'm glad you found this post inspirational <3 x

  3. Oh wow this place looks breathtaking!!


    1. It really is! It's Falkland Palace in Falkland, Fife, Scotland! It used to represent old Inverness in the 'Outlander' series :) So gorgeous! x

  4. I agree with every single word up there, I travel as much as I can and I can't imagine if I wouldn't really!
    Great post!



    1. So true, the idea of staying in one place all of the time is just terrible - travel is the best way of life! <3 x

  5. great dear!!!

  6. Ah how I love to travel. there is truly nothing more exhilarating than travel!

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