Why Travel? Answers from Twitter’s Best Travel Writers & Travel Bloggers

This past Tuesday Twitter travel discussion #TTOT featured our question, “Why do you travel?” Our questions have made it on the discussion before but this week we really enjoyed the responses from our fellow travelers.

Traveling widens your perspective, a popular sentiment in travel talk on twitter
Few things widen your perspective like #travel

So here they are…the insights and ideas of travel writers and bloggers who answered the question — Why travel? Comment your favorite answer!

@adeleg124 @lonelyplanetUK @bcn_exp A1: Curiosity, and a thirst for knowledge, adventure and new experiences πŸ™‚ #travel #ttot
β€” GallopAroundTheGlobe (@KiaraGallop) August 26, 2014

@Blocal_ @traveldudes @bcn_exp Me too … was bitten when I was about 18 … sadly, I think it’s terminal πŸ˜‰
β€” Fiona Allan (@purplepatchmktg) August 26, 2014

@MalloryOnTravel @bcn_exp A1: to visit friends I made while traveling, it’s a never-ending cycle! #ttot
β€” Anna Guastello (@AnnaGuastello) August 26, 2014

@traveldudes @bcn_exp A1: i travel to broaden my understanding of the world. #ttot
β€” Ysabel Villaflor (@ysabs) August 26, 2014

RT @Solar_tuk_tuk @capastudyabroad @bcn_exp Let us spread the joy of traveling!!
β€” Iain Mallory (@MalloryOnTravel) August 26, 2014

@traveldudes @bcn_exp A1: To avoid arrest (joking). To explore, engage and experience. #TTOT
β€” Steve Williams (@randomswill) August 26, 2014

A1: To prove to myself that the world is bigger than my backyard. There is so much to see! #ttot @traveldudes @bcn_exp
β€” Kim Powers (@KimberlyRose356) August 26, 2014

@adeleg124 @lonelyplanetUK @bcn_exp A1: Curiosity, and a thirst for knowledge, adventure and new experiences πŸ™‚ #travel #ttot
β€” GallopAroundTheGlobe (@KiaraGallop) August 26, 2014

RT @capastudyabroad @MalloryOnTravel @bcn_exp Why #traivel? To learn, discover, explore, experience & understand the world beyond our bubble
β€” Abroadster (@abroadster) August 26, 2014

@traveldudes @bcn_exp A1 we #travel for #vegan #food – lots of it πŸ™‚ and some culture chucked in
β€” VeganFoodQuest β“‹ (@VeganFoodQuest) August 26, 2014

@Travelzoo_UK @Backpack4B @bcn_exp A1 – I prefer experiences/memories to possessions and travel gives you this in abundance #ttot
β€” GapLifeTravel (@Gaplifetravel) August 26, 2014

A1 @traveldudes @bcn_exp to see & experience new places, scenery, food, people & culture! And to have free reign on your time #ttot
β€” Sophie (@sof_cloud) August 26, 2014

@traveldudes @bcn_exp #ttot A1. Broadens your view of the world, both culturally and emotionally, also to witness history first hand.
β€” must travel (@must_travel) August 26, 2014

A1: I travel coz I long to know what’s at the other side of the globe, the other end of the ocean. #ttot @eattheworld @traveldudes @bcn_exp
β€” Claire Algarme | FTT (@firsttimetravel) August 26, 2014

@MalloryOnTravel @capastudyabroad @bcn_exp Travel is pretty much lethal to all & any form of prejudice hey? #ttot
β€” Frances B (@Frances_M_B) August 26, 2014

Exactly πŸ™‚ RT @Buffalo_Tours: @bcn_exp A1: There’s a great big world out there – why wouldn’t you want to experience it? #ttot
β€” Wild Navigator (@WildNavigator) August 26, 2014

A1: To see new places πŸ˜€ “Q1 via @bcn_exp: Why do you travel? #ttot
β€” FlipFlopTours (@FlipFlopTours) August 26, 2014

A1: @bcn_exp: hmmm what a question!! i can sum it up by saying that traveling makes me happier #ttot
β€” Travel One (@Travel1Jo) August 26, 2014

A1: To escape the daily grind & make memories that I can then remeber during grey days and the stress hurricane that is life @bcn_exp #ttot
β€” BrashUK (@BrashUK) August 26, 2014

@bcn_exp A1: to eat and consume mostly! #ttot
β€” Char, Carolina, Jess (@UKGlamLifestyle) August 26, 2014

@Traveller24_SA @bcn_exp To experience life
β€” David John Lawrence (@dlawre30) August 26, 2014

@bcn_exp A1: I think the better question is – why wouldn’t you? #ttot
β€” Karen Hewell (@kaziverden) August 26, 2014

@traveldudes @bcn_exp #TTOT Q1 to discover new places, culture and food
β€” Verushka Ramasami (@Verushka143) August 26, 2014

@WildNavigator @bcn_exp A1 To relax, learn, explore, gain perspective, become a better person #ttot
β€” Zaid -Travpacker.com (@zaidmo) August 26, 2014

@WildNavigator @lonelyplanetUSA @bcn_exp A1: For seeing this amazing world and things/people/food/drinks I may not otherwise.
β€” JB Anderson (@jbandersoncpa) August 26, 2014

@traveldudes @bcn_exp A1: Traveling has always been part of the human mentality; we weren’t meant to stay in once place. #TTOT
β€” ZALLEON (@zachandallie) August 26, 2014

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