7 Reasons To Travel

7 Reasons To Travel

Hi guys. In this week’s post I’m going to be talking about reasons why you should travel and what travel does to impact our lives.

I believe that travel is important for everyone because you receive so many unique experiences. You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to gain these experiences. Even going on a mini break or road trip will open you up to new experiences.

Reasons To Travel

1. Culture. It’s amazing how countries have different etiquette and traditions and I believe we all need to travel and visit different cultures to learn and broaden our minds.

2. Confidence. Whether you are traveling in a group, with family, partner or solo, travelling gives you independence and confidence. Being around people you aren’t around often gives me a sense that I can do anything and no one will ever see me again.

3. Memories. Now this is an important one. Would you rather stay in one place all your life, not meeting other people or learning new things? Or would you rather travel the globe, have stories to tell the grandchildren and memories you won’t regret?

4. People. You never know who you’ll meet when you travel. You could meet your future partner, a new friend or penpal. We shouldn’t expect our best friends and partners to live around the corner.

5. Skills. When you travel you develop new skills, such as navigation or a new language. There’s plenty to learn when you are in a new country.

6. Perspective. Traveling puts a lot in perspective for me because it makes me feel alive. This is what life’s about. Not those bills, work or responsibilities. It’s about the moments we steal for ourselves, the glimpse of a sunset on a cruise or the chance to climb the Eiffel tower.

7. You become richer. Not in the sense of money rich, but you will gain new skills, have new outlooks and more stories to tell. Travel makes you rich in so many ways.

That’s a wrap! Why do you think people should travel? Let me know in the comments! Until next time, love, Vee x

Things to Do While in Croatia

h1 {font-family: times new roman; font-size: 20pt;} h2 {font-family: times new roman; font-size: 18pt;} body {font-family: times new roman; font-size: 15pt;} Hey guys! I recently went on holiday to Croatia with my partner and his family so I wanted to share my experience with you all. I’ll be telling you where we went and what we ate in Dubrovnik, which is where we stayed.

We were staying near the old town in Dubrovnik, which is a beautiful tourist spot. They film parts of Game of Thrones there because it’s so medieval looking! We stayed just above Banje Beach where we spent a lot of time swimming. I’ve never been in the sea before so it was a very strange feeling.

Eating Out and Supermarkets

The currency in Croatia is mainly in Kunas but some places accept euros or cards. Just be aware that there are a lot of expensive places to eat in the old town as this is where the boats come in and it’s a top tourist spot. We found a nice ice cream stall in the old town that was fairly cheap at 10 kunas a scoop and it’s located right next to the old port.

We also went to several restaurants in Dubrovnik’s old town and had some wonderful dishes, including pasta, pizza and burgers (obviously). One place that Oliver and I really liked was Burger Tiger. It was a fast food place which also had seating and served pizza, pasta and burgers. Their chips were delicious! If you want to know more about them, here’s their website.

We had several supermarkets around where we stayed, called Pemo which were relatively cheap but probably would have been much cheaper if we had been staying on the other side of the old town.

Days Out

Montenegro

Oliver’s parents rented a car for a few days so that we could travel to Montenegro. It’s a beautiful place to take photos. We had some lunch in a shopping centre and there’s some ruins and a little church that you can walk up to (quite steep). There’s also a cat museum (I didn’t get to go because I found a kitten and we wanted to take him home, so if I saw more, we would have had to rent a truck and drive them all back to the UK).

The Old Town

I know that I’ve already mentioned the old town but it is a beautiful place to go in Dubrovnik. With plenty of tours, cosy restaurants and cute book and candy stores, there’s something for everyone. Definitely go in Captain Candy which has massive pieces of all types of sweets! The alleyways and buildings are beautiful, especially when lit up at night. We really enjoyed walking around and sitting near the water at the old port when we could.

Lokrum Island

Lokrum Island is just a 15-minute boat ride from the old port in Dubrovnik but costs 150 kunas each which is roughly £20. I wanted to go over to the Island because I wanted to swim in the “Dead Sea” which is a rocky pool situated on the island. It was beautiful but I recommend bringing some sort of swimming shoes as I did cut my foot!

You don’t receive a map when you buy the tickets – I took ours from the apartment with us which was extremely handy. But if you don’t have a map, don’t worry, there are plenty of signs on the Island. We also climbed the very steep hill to Fort Royal, a small building at the top of the Island. We were both so exhausted by the end we had a nap as soon as we got back!

Although the view from the Fort was gorgeous, it was a very tiring day. We did see baby peacocks which were so cute!

I recommend taking snacks with you because the cafes and restaurants are really expensive.

Cable Car

The cable car was about 150 kunas for a return ticket but we only got a one-way ticket and walked all the way back down. It is really rocky and takes at least 45 minutes. It was a really amazing experience to see Dubrovnik from so high up. Just don’t buy anything in the gift shop if you don’t want to be bankrupt!

There’s a war museum at the top as well which tells you all about the fire that happened there.

Don’t forget to tell me if you are going to Croatia or have been; I’d love to know what you get/got up to!

Until next time, love Vee x