At Wandering Visuals it’s no secret that travel is our passion. It’s what inspired us to form this videography company and it’s what keeps us motivated and continually trying to improve. I think that travel is the driving force behind almost everything we do and why we keep doing it. I don’t think we’ll ever stop travelling and adventuring, it’s a part of us! So, today I’d like to share with you our top tips on why you should go travelling, RIGHT NOW!
1. You’re young. You won’t be young forever.
Life is short, that’s no secret and if you don’t take advantage of the opportunities presented to you right now, you might never be able to. You always hear of people expressing how much they regret not doing certain things when they had the chance. How they just wish they’d done things differently and seized the potential adventures that were a simple step ahead of them. Don’t be one of those people. You have the power right now to not give yourself any regrets. Don’t punch future-you metaphorically in the face by giving them a bunch of stupid regrets. GO TRAVEL, NOW!
2. The World is Beautiful. (For the Most Part)
All you hear lately are people saying how the world is a sh*tty place. Example here. And maybe they’re (partly) right. A lot of bad sh*t happens and it seems that mainstream media seems to hone in on the worst of the worst. But you know what? F*ck mainstream media. The world is a beautiful place, filled with gorgeous landscapes, wonderfully nice and welcoming people and all sorts of goodness. I can almost guarantee that wherever you are in the world, if you took the time to travel just 30 minutes from your doorstep, you’d find an element of beauty that will change your perspective. All you have to do is look.
3. The People.
There are amazing people wherever you go, you just have to find them. Travelling puts a bunch of likeminded people together in one place, usually the communal area of a hostel, and allows for interaction, friendships and long lasting memories. Travel and adventure is a humbling experience and allows you to meet people from all walks of life. It’s not just all about meeting other travellers however! The locals are also great! Typically, if you look hard enough, you can find a nice person just about anywhere!
4. It Can be Cheap.
You’d expect an intense case of wanderlust to negatively impact your bank account. However, that’s where I’d straight up tell you, “You’re wrong.” How does that make you feel? Like a punk, right? Well, pick your jaw up off the floor and follow me into a world of cheap travel…
We personally use a few tools to ensure that we get the cheapest travel possible. Skyscanner, HostelWorld and Megabus to name a few. (And no, we’re not sponsored by any of these companies!) Skyscanner allows you to search for flights to and from certain destinations, and then it comes up with a list of the cheapest! Be careful with some budget airlines however, you’ve really got to read the fine print to make sure you’re not getting stung with extra charges.
HostelWorld is, well, you should probably know what it is if you’re reading this post! It’s a site that collates and rates all of the hostels, pretty much in the entire world. You can also use it to book directly which is super helpful! When I was interrailing with a friend a few years ago, we basically used the HostelWorld mobile app every time we got into a city and made a decision of where we were staying that night there and then! And then Megabus is great, especially in the UK for getting somewhere cheaply. If you book in enough advance you can get from London to Barcelona for around £25. Beware though, it’ll take you around 30 hours!
5. It Inspires Creativity.
Travelling inspires creativity within creative people. When I’m away all I can think about are the shots I’d love to get with my trusty A7s II or DJI Phantom 4! All I want to do is shoot, shoot, edit, shoot and then edit some more. For us at Wandering Visuals producing travel films really slows us down and makes us look, and I mean really look, at our surroundings and the masses of people populating the foreign destinations we find ourselves in. Travelling allows us to create pieces of art in video form that we can be proud of.
6. It’s Super Fun.
Let’s face it, the main reason you should travel RIGHT NOW is because it’s fun. It’s one of the most fun things you can do in your life and will create lasting memories for years and years to come. When you really think about it, what else is life for, if not for the pursuit of fun?
So that about wraps it up! If you’ve got any of your own suggestions on why you should travel now, let us know in the comments or shoot us an email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Wandering Visuals is a wedding videography company based in Cwmbran, just outside of Cardiff, South Wales. However, we absolutely love to travel, it's the ethos of our company! We're happy to serve areas of Swansea, Bristol, South Wales and just about anywhere worldwide for destination weddings. We're currently accepting bookings for 2016/2017! So get in contact now!