What do you associate with the word travel?
Is there a vibrant picture that appears in your mind?
Is there a smell that instantly reminds you of a past trip or the hope of a future one?
Is there a quote that embodies everything travel is to you?
Is there a feeling, deep within you, that excites and ignites when you think of travel?
For me, it’s the butterflies that appear when I think of a new destination. The sheer happiness that occurs when I think of my past adventures. It’s the photos and mementos that I’ve collected along the way, that upon seeing, spark amazing memories. Travel is an integral part of who I am and is an incredibly prominent and important part of my life.
As an avid reader, there is one quote that always comes to mind and brings two important parts of my being, together.
“The World is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page” -St. Augustine
Travel Through Social Media
With all this being said, I am so happy that social media exists and is able to provide so many people with access to the World. At the very least, a way to be introduced to the beauty that exists all over the World and the adventures that await you.
For me, social media is always giving me new ideas of places to visit. I would have never known that a festival exists in Spain where, once a year, you can have a food fight in the street with tomatoes (La Tomatina Festival). Now, because of social media, it’s on the top of my bucket list for this year! Without travel bloggers to follow and get ideas from, I would have never realized the beauty of Morocco. It wasn’t on my list of places to see, but due to a picture I stumbled upon on Instagram and a #hashtag I followed, I found myself (figuratively at first and literally a few months later) in Morocco – one of the most stunning places I’ve ever visited.
Comment below and let me know what you associate with the word travel. What does travel mean to you? Have you ever been influenced to visit a new place because of something you’ve seen on social media?