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Travel Inspiration Series Part XXI

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Wouldn't it be great if you could travel more? We are on a mission to inspire you to buy your next best travelling ticket. This is why we decided to ask bloggers, photographers and writers from all around the world, to share with us what motivated them to start travelling.

Grab a cup of tea, sit back, relax and let's get lost in a world full of wanderlust.

Enikő from Travel Hacker Girl - Travel Inspiration Story

Eniko Travel Story

"I've always loved cycling and I dreamed about going on a multi day bike trip with my family and friends. I imagined we would swim in lakes and rivers, have nice evening conversations while roasting marshmallows on the camp fire, then head to sleep in our tent after a long day of cycling.

This is probably not a dream holiday to most people, but I thought it would be such a fun adventure. My family and I were all into cycling and did day trips regularly, however we needed encouragement and guidance to set off on such journey. We were couchsurfing members and we were happy to host a family who were cycling through Europe with two little children! I was absolutely amazed how they manage to cycle for months with two small children and thought there was no more excuse for us! If they can do it, then there's no reason why we couldn't! I planned the whole trip, bought cycle maps, made a Power Point presentation about all the cool places we could see and then made my case in front of my friends and family. I was determined to go with or without them, but thought it would be nice to share the experience with fellow cyclists.

They liked the idea and a few weeks later seven of us set off on an 800 km, 10 day bike trip from Salzburg to Budapest. This was probably my biggest adventure. It wasn't always easy. We cycled through the Alps, so it was very hilly at times and the weather wasn't always on our side either. We had hot and rainy days as well. But it was all part of the adventure and I'm hooked on exploring by bike ever since!"

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Taylor from Taylor's Tracks - Travel Inspiration Story

Taylor Travel Story

"When I was a child I loved the thrill of packing up the car for a road trip to one of my dance competitions or pulling my suitcase through unfamiliar territory in the airport. I was buzzing because it was something different and I was going somewhere new. But when the dance competitions stopped in high school I felt that lack of adventure that I so craved. A history trip to Europe pulled me back to that feeling and left me even more addicted to travel.

I traveled to 4 countries in 10 days on that trip and I was hooked. I got to experience what felt like a different world and feel myself melt into the culture. I got that childhood feeling back of not knowing what could be around the corner or happen the next day.

There wasn’t a person, a book, movie or quote that inspired me to start traveling. It was simply a childhood feeling of understanding that I could go somewhere and feel new, see new things and people, foods and culture. That inspiration and desire stays with me today because my mind craves change regularly. I’m inspired by new surroundings and sounds and there is nothing better in the world that will show me that than travel."

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Bianca from It's All Bee - Travel Inspiration Story

Bianca Travel Story

"I come from a family of travellers. Well, not those kind of travellers, my mother, older brothers and sisters travelled a lot. My mother had a car import business when I was young. With Zambia being a land locked country, the cars usually came through an import hub in Tanzania or Kenya. My older brothers and sisters would get involved in driving some of the cars back from Tanzania to Zambia. This meant that when they all came back they would have plenty of pictures and treats from Tanzania, Kenya and Malawi not to mention that they all travelled in and around African and Europe. As much as I missed my mother where she had been. I always looked forward to the presents from the countries she had visited. What kid wouldn’t? From tropical foods, dolls and souvenirs representing where she had visited. I didn’t get to travel much as a kid but knew that when I grew up and had the freedom and could support myself travel was going to be at the forefront of what I do. I wanted to see more of the world like my mother did. I wanted to see what the world had to offer.

Hearing stories of what my brothers and sisters got up to on their road trips. From seeing pictures of that safari animals they came across to beautiful pictures of Tanzania’s beautiful beaches. Part of my family’s travels around Africa is what inspires me to travel today and I want to inspire others to not only travel but also to visit Africa and see this beautifully stunning continent for themselves and not to rely on anyone to discourage them with scary stories. Two years ago I had the pleasure of taking my fiancé on an African road trip from Zambia through Zimbabwe and Botswana before finishing up in Namibia. We have since taken many road trips through Norway, Iceland, Spain, Thailand and Israel where he is from. I am working passing on the sense of adventure to my nieces and nephews, who I take on trips from time to time. There is so much beauty out there, I want to inspire others to see it just the way my mother, sisters and brothers inspired me to travel."

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Lauren from The Down Lo - Travel Inspiration Story

Lauren-Travel Story

"Growing up, our family vacations alternated between beaches, Vegas and Disney World. It was always fun to get away, but never particularly inspiring. At that point in life, my view of the world was infinitely smaller. I was unaware that globetrotting and hopping across the pond could be so accessible.

The summer between junior and senior years of college, my mom encouraged me to apply to teach English in Israel. She found a program that was free for Jewish young adults where I could really spread my wings. I would be with a group of Americans, yet could get my toes wet immersing myself in a completely new culture living with a local family. At that point, I'd only been to a few places in the Caribbean and a few countries in Europe so the concept of going to the Middle East felt extremely foreign but exhilarating.

As a fearless female who used to travel every week for work, she really gave up the lifestyle when my brother was diagnosed as deaf and wanted to be closer to home to raise him. She never said it, but you could sense the restless in her. Call it an addiction or call it genetic, but she's really what inspired me to get out and see the world. I travel for myself, to educate myself and expand my horizons, but also to carry the torch on a fire she lit. It doesn't seem to be going out anytime soon."

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Travel Inspiration Series Part XXI by Cory Varga

Cory Varga - Cory is a published travel writer and award-winning photographer. She travels full time with her husband and is passionate about creating in-depth travel guides. Cory published her first book on Japanese customs and manners, because she's obsessed with everything Japan. She has visited hundreds of destinations and has lived in 7 different countries. Cory is multilingual and an alumna from The University of Manchester.


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