Why do you travel?

Someone just asked this question in a Girls Who Travel group I recently joined.

No one’s ever asked before, and I’ve never tried to put it into words.

But when I was asked, this came out of me, and I liked it, so I thought I’d share it with you.

I travel to feed my soul — it craves epic experiences, breathtaking scenery, exotic new foods, and learning about the world.


Also to challenge myself, to stretch my comfort zone and learn what I’m capable of, so I can keep expanding and living an extraordinary life.


And, finally, to learn about beng human. Traveling helps me learn what’s cultural and what’s universal — I’m fascinated by the fact that every human culture has prioritized things like art, music, history, kindness, romance, heroics and storytelling even though they’re not essential to our survival.


Which brings me back to feeding the soul



Published by Lauren

I'm a nomadic freelance writer, out enjoying the world!


  • castone227

    October 1, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Some people really would just as soon learn through a screen, they don’t like new foods, and they don’t like traveling. I know I take it for granted that everyone would want to live a life like yours if they could. Thanks for sharing what motivates you, it definitely makes me reflect on what feeds my soul.

  • Lauren

    October 2, 2015 at 3:27 am

    You make a good point! We’re all very different, and even those of us who share a love of travel do it in different ways, for different reasons.

    My life definitely isn’t right for everyone. I don’t even think it would be right for most people.

    We all need to find out for ourselves what feeds our souls, for sure.