Travel & Destinations

Why Do People Travel


Travelling can be associated with the movement of people from one geographical position to another. Mostly, a reason is associated with the need to travel, which include;

Visiting family members,

People may travel to keep in touch with their friends and friends.  Families and friends may be living in a different geographical location. Since such invitations are seldom, there is a need to decide to travel. Others may travel to meet their soul mates (Blichfeldt, 2006). Although there might be billions of people on planet earth, most are the people who believe in a soul mate that they look up to and there call the need to travel if they are geographically apart.


Work can be another influence on travel, people may travel to gain experience elsewhere or learn different ways in line with their occupation. Since earning money is becoming harder, others opt to travel abroad in search of greener pastures. Other places have a higher pay rate than others as well as different expertise does well under different environment. This would call for them to leave their families in contrast to the former reason. For example, I have an acquaintance who travels all over Arkansas every day to perform work for his overhead door repair business. Here is his website if you want to check it out.


Culture as well may influence traveling, seeing different cultural practices such as dances, food, and way of living may seem fun to some people.

Writers travel to find stories and themes to include in their paperwork. Vacations and hiking also call for the need to travel. Different environments offer different comfort in vacations. Some are beautiful sceneries good for taking pictures while others are ideal for sporting activities. Travelling has not been restricted to a specific class of people rather cuts across all as long as what is at hand fits someone’s budget. As stated some travel for fun, some for their goals others experience and others for relaxation.

Choosing a mode of travel,

Travelling is always associated with different means and modes of transport. Preferences defer from one person to another. The different modes of transport include;


Land as a mode of transport has been the most used mode of transport over decades, a person heading to the countryside for a vacation with his family would prefer to travel on roads by a family car or catch a train. A clear view of the landscape features along the way may give satisfaction and comfort across the countryside.




Traveling through the air is associated with luxury and class but considered the fastest means. Long distances through Air are covered at less time than by other modes as well as giving an overview of features on land from Air. This suits the best people who travel regularly on business goals as well as those headed for a vacation abroad.


Water is another mode of transport that is associated with luxury but ideal for vacation and short distances within seas or coastlines. This mode exposes people to aquatic life and the sea breeze is an awesome experience. Deep-sea divers use this mode regularly to access their ideal diving zones.

All three modes of transport have different means of transport that is also associated with preference, destination, luxury, social class, and occupation. Therefore, traveling is a basic necessity in day to day life of all human beings and for every travel; there is a reason (Sirgy, 2011).



Blichfeldt, B. (2006).  A nice vacation: Variations in experience aspirations and travel careers. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 13(2).

Sirgy, M. J., Kruger, P. S., Lee, D.-J., & Yu, G. B. (2011). How does a travel trip affect tourists’ life satisfaction? Journal of Travel Research, 50(3), 261-275.


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