Uncharted Traveller

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The Reasons Against NOT Travelling the world

why you should travel

There are quite a lot of reasons not to travel – you do not have enough money, time, you have a fear of the unknown – but if you set those reasons aside you will realize that you’re actually missing out on great new experiences in life.

To see things from a different angle

One of the best things about traveling is the fact you will see some new aspects of life. You can easily get into the daily routine and the whole world is waiting to be discovered. Doing laundry, cooking, cleaning, shopping, as well as going and returning from work through the crowd lead to a certain feeling which is stagnant. Even if you enjoy your job and do not mind washing a bunch of laundry and ironing, the journey can provide a new enjoyment and give you a completely different picture of life.

Why it matters: Whether you are traveling to a neighbouring country or go halfway around the world, travel will have you feel an unforgettable experience that will completely change your bucket list.

To charge up your batteries

Day after day, life can totally get you down. Time passes very quickly, and when you think you finally have time to do something for yourself, you’re so tired you only want to relax on the couch and watch TV. Although there is nothing wrong with resting this way, perhaps it would be better to get away from everything. When you are at home, you always think about things that bother you more than when you are miles away: whether you’ve washed the dishes, if your boss will give you the raise you were asking for, or whether your colleague will give his best when it comes to the project you are working on together. Therefore, replace the daily stress with ‘problems’ of which attractions will you visit today, what will you eat, which beach to go to or what souvenirs will you buy.

Why it matters: The journey can provide relaxation and recharging the batteries which you cannot so easily achieve when you are at home.

To see something new

The world is big, and although there is no way to see absolutely everything, if you feel and experience something that is outside your city or state you will be able to expand your horizons, to experience new things that you never knew existed. You can be crazy in love with the place where you live (which is great), but if you look just a little outside the box who knows what treasure you’ll find there. From the new food, people, customs, to places that you have not even imagined existed, the journey is full of surprises.

Why it matters: Every new place and experience can help you become a better person and enrich your life.

To set the challenge before ourselves

This is probably the most important reason why you should travel. Challenging yourself is never easy, that’s why it’s called a challenge, but going on a trip can be a very good challenge for you. The journey is a challenge for many reasons, ranging from the fact that you do not know the language, eating unfamiliar food, even the fact you might get lost and lose your everyday comfort (and to understand that every challenge can be overcame). Life is too short to skip this great experience just because you can make it appear difficult at first glance.

Why it matters: Challenging oneself and leaving the comfort of their own comfort bubble can help you develop as a person, gain confidence and overcome the emotional and physical limitations that might hold you back in some areas of life.

I personally had a great pleasure traveling along the former cities of the Byzantine Empire. This journey is a ‘soul food’ to all Byzantologysts, the feeling of touring all the places you had an opportunity to read about is priceless. That’s why I would recommend for everyone to visit destinations from their favourite novels or films. That will truly be an experience you will never forget.

Top 5 Travel Movies that Inspire



A truly beautiful story about young Che Guevara and a most memorable trip around South America. You may not own a bike, you may not like bikes, it doesn’t matter – this is adventure at it’s best!



Yeah so it’s a movie about poor kids, hope and a television show but honestly, that moment when the kids jump up on top of the train and start running along the carriages – who in their right mind would NOT want to go somewhere after seeing that!



This really is a sad story – for anyone who lets it be this way. Really, the story of Chris McCandless is much deeper to anyone who has experienced the full force of wanderlust. This movie will make you want to get up and leave, to sell everything you own and head off on a crazy adventure which will make everyone think of you as being nuts. Well maybe you wont do any of this….but it’s still nice to think about from the comfort of your sofa.

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We could easily have included Reese Witherspoon and WILD but with the name of the movie above making this list it seemed a bit cheap to do so. Tracks is a genuinely beautiful story about “why not’ as opposed to the question “why” at all. You will want to do something after watching this movie, anything, anything at all…



Undoubtedly the reason so many twenty and thirty somethings are roaming around Thailand or different parts of the world looking for a new experience. That first scene when Leonardo Di Caprio’s narrative talks about how most people look to do something different but always wind up doing the same thing – ingenius. This may seem like an exaggerration but when you consider the impact this movie had on young people at the time and even now, it’s not hard to see why The Beach is still the best travel movie out there!




5 Slightly different Travel Bloggers to follow in 2015

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What an amazing name for a travel blog, she writes with emotion and is very engaging with the blog followers.



Yes so Ed is another Corporate guy who jacked in his job to go travel the world but his style of writing is at least unique and there’s a slightly different spin on his travel blog in that he has a section dedicated entirely to “Deaf Travel”.



I just don’t think there are all that many well known travel Bloggers from India, maybe I’m wrong bt anyway, the fact that he named his Blog as above will let you know that this guy has a talent for writing in a self-depreciating way which is always appreciated.

dont stop living


Yep, says it all in the name – what I like about this guy is how he has a guide to travelling Iraqi Kurdistan.



Can’t say I’m a fan of the blog title but most definitely a fan of this guys honesty. Travel Bloggers have a knack for complaining about how some people just go places to party rather than see the destination – well this is not entirely true, this guy proves it and he also reminds us of how fun it is to party!

Real travel against the world, is it real?

wadi rum, Jordan

Most professional travel bloggers aren’t really putting all their love in the game, I don’t want to name blogs and other online institutions but as a professional travel blogger myself, I tend to personalize the experience, hence in so doing, I couldn’t detach myself from providing a less subjective touch to the travel content which is kind of good for a real travel blog. It ain’t this way if you think like a reader, someone’s who is just after sharing the love of the travel itself, but if you’re looking for an in-depth perspective of what it feels like to go to that very place the blogger is writing about, you’ll notice all the bias that will certainly cloud your judgment.

It is easy to describe a place specially if the travel blogger likes it but what if they don’t? You will see here that that the place will be ignored until another travel blogger writes about it in a favorable fashion. Seriously, if you want to go somewhere and experience it in a raw fashion, you better not read travel blogs since they just write two kinds of inputs, favourable or less favourable, either way they don’t care about what you feel or your expectations. They just want to get online traffic and be done with it, you’re not even sure if they’ve been there or they just bought the article from someone who is not even a professional blogger. That’s the nuisance or more like a noise that hovers anywhere on the web, a sad reality about travel blogging that disgusts me the most.

In my annoyance, I decided to take a personal campaign which I would like to call real travel against the world. I love traveling as it sets my deepest emotions free. Think about working at the comfort of your home, your mind might be free thanks to your imagination but all your senses are dulled. I call this fake emotions since you’re reacting to an experience out of imagination, sure it might be powerful but it isn’t real. However, once you stand on top of a hill with cool winds breezing on your face, then you’ll experience raw emotions coming from within. This is the most real travel experience that I could think of but sadly, I don’t see it on the web much often. In fact, travel bloggers just imagine going to a certain place base on facts and other travel writer’s ideas, what’s real about it? None.

So for your next travel, help yourself and just read about it on Wikipedia or Wikitravel for a less bias content. Nonetheless, if you want to know more about the place, I’m sure there are independent travel bloggers who may write in a secular manner but in a genuine fashion. I love to read real travel experiences, they use words that are less polluted but put in what they experience instead. Things like ABC has fascinating beaches and whatnots, annoys me. Of course anybody can write that way, but if you say, I feel my feet slowly sinking on the sand, then you get my attention.


Travel doesn’t change anything


They say that Travel changes you but really, it doesn’t change anything;

I moved to a new Krakow hostel a few nights ago and he was the only person staying in my dorm when we exchanged the usual silent stare of “who the f$%k is this axe murderer?”. Although I guess this was a slightly better greeting than the smart phone gang downstairs.

It sounds pretty stupid now but there was a time on my travels when I would assume to have had nothing in common with a person from some place in a strange part of the world. In fact, in previous years I may never have taken the time to find out anything at all about his lonely trip through Europe or his sudden relief to be now speaking with another person.

We laughed until 3am and I’m not sure what we talked about exactly but the next morning he wondered why I referred to myself as “the Songbird of my generation”.

My time in Krakow is coming to an end and while it has been a Month of focusing on earning income online rather than travel itself, it’s now clear how this experience as always, was a reflection of the random strangers I encounter.

Does travel change anything?

I hear quite often that meeting new people is a “great experience” but unfortunately in my own experience and either for reasons of anxiety or social awkwardness, this has not always been the case which means it’s a pretty big deal to be noticing these changes in my own attitude now.

Hisbullah is from Singapore and meeting him in Krakow was a reminder that time is way too short to be afraid of saying hello to the person next to you.

They say that Travel changes you but really, it doesn’t change anything and mostly you just decide to change everything yourself.