5 post travel thoughts that travelers can relate to 

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After a life changing event you can be left with many feelings, emotions and a whole new outlook on life. Many people say travel is life changing and I couldn’t agree more.

There are so many extreme highs, and hopefully not many travel lows but most of all it leaves you with plenty of memories. These are the scars my trips have left me and they are rather common in the travel community. Hopefully you can relate to some of these too and feel like you’re back on the road again… unless you already are, in which case I’m extremely jealous!

1/ I don’t need stuff. 

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You can’t fit much in these beach bungalows after all…

 

Having more than 3 pairs of shoes or 1 pair of jeans suddenly seems absurd to me. Plus, the less belongings I have the less ties I have to a single place. It’s good to be a minimalist when you’re on the road. 

I used to dream about owning the biggest house on the street and driving the latest Audi sports car. That was just my idea of what success meant, now I couldn’t imagine anything worse! 

2/ People don’t suck. 

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Loving life at Khao Sok National Park

Before going away myself and the majority of people I know experienced cheating, being lied to and betrayed by friends often. Although these are valuable life lessons that we all go through, I became closed minded and afraid of commitment in case of the inevitable hurt that comes with love. 

Meeting people from all over the world who share my interests has shown me just how beautiful people can be and I’m much more confident about embracing the characters of the world…  not all of them, beware of the idiots out there. 

3/ Money doesn’t matter. 

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It’s the simple things…

I don’t need lots of it, just enough for the next plane ticket. Money doesn’t define success, happiness does. And I know what makes me happy… travel! 

4/Home isn’t a place. 

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Bottle Beach was a great home!

Although home used to be the small city I come from, that couldn’t be further from it now. It’s lovely there, don’t get me wrong, but home is a feeling not a place. I was so emotional leaving my last trip and all the friends I’d made, I could barely drag myself onto the plane, it only took me 6 months to turn around and return.  

5/ Stress is all in your head. 

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Escape every now and then…

It’s so un-necessary to stress about little things like what to wear, being late or not having tons of social media followers. There are bigger fish to fry and more important things to worry about in life. Don’t waste your precious time, live life to the full with things you will remember when you’re old! I’ve sure forgotten about what skirt I wore on that date this summer. It’s easier to let go of stress when you immerse yourselves in other cultures and get a little prospective on how others live.   

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Could you relate to any of these feelings? Leave me a comment with your favourite and add your post travel thoughts.

Little Lottie.X

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39 thoughts on “5 post travel thoughts that travelers can relate to 

  1. This is all so true! Especially the not needing stuff.

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    1. Thanks for checking out the post! Glad you can relate 🙂 It’s really odd how much we change over time, I used to think those things were important!

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  2. Ummmm… Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes! Ha! I think that the first one is the only one I’ve slightly given back into. But I know as soon as I hit the road long term again I’ll purge upon return. Great post!

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    1. Ah, Paige, that’s super sweet of you. Thanks so much for giving it a read, glad you could relate. It is really easy to accumulate belongings after time and I’m definitely known for it too but the purge feels so good and makes you feel FREE. It’s very refreshing, plus then you can collect cute bargain items on your travels x

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      1. You’re absolutely right! Those are things I don’t purge unless they break!

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  3. Peace.Love.Veggies October 10, 2016 — 12:09 am

    Great post thank you and so true!!

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    1. Thank you so much for giving it a read! So glad you loved it and can relate. I love having that ‘I know right?!’ moment with other travelers. X

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  4. I have to say i was quite skeptical when I saw your title, I’ve been traveling and roaming the world for the past 5 years and reading most ‘top 10’ or ‘top 5’ list posts are normally brutal – Saying that reading your post, I can relate and agree to each one of your points …double thumbs up from me 😀

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I feel exactly the same when I read other blog posts, most people list the same reasons, motives, feelings or even destinations. Us travelers are creatures of habit but I aim to be individual and true to myself, I’m pleased you can relate to that too! Bet you have some awesome stories from life on the road! Happy Travels! 🙂

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  5. This is so true 🙂 I could relate to the part that people don’t suck because I’ve meet some of the nicest people because of my travels and gosh, they just made me see how good some people are 🙂
    Totally related to all this thoughts 🙂 Missing travelling so much!!

    Love from Portugal,
    Joana

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    1. Yay! So glad you feel the same way Joana. I’ve definitely made the best friends travelling and have the best memories with them. You will have another adventure soon I’m sure 🙂 X

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  6. Love this!! Life is not about the things you buy but the memories you make!

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    1. All the best people know this 🙂 Thank you for the love. Happy travels X

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  7. Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes!

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    1. YAY, so glad you feel the same 😛 X

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  8. Great post! Recently came across your blog and have definitely had those thoughts. Can’t really pick just one but #5 is so true. Life is too short to worry (especially when you can spend that time making memories)!

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    1. Thank you so much for checking out the blog The Roving Couple. I love chatting to other travelers about this. It’s great to know we are all in the same boat. One of the best parts of being on the road is letting go of everyday worries and living the dream. Happy travelling!

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    1. That really means a lot! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog and you’ve made my day with your comment. Have an amazing day and I hope I can keep making you smile with my content 🙂 X

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  10. When I first started travelling I definitely overpacked. I have it down to an art now though – 3 months around South America on 12kg! And I never felt more free!

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    1. Wow! That’s impressive for South America, I feel like the weather is different all over there and layering means bulking up the bag, well done 🙂 Thank you for reading the post! Happy Travels X

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  11. Little Lottie you are Super right!! I’ve experienced all those post travel feelings myself, and some more like “post travel depression” 😛 ReAdapting to the city life and the daily routine can be rough and confusing. That’s why I’ve decided to be a “nomad” 🙂 until I find that place where it feels to come back to from a journey through the World, I change home every 2 years.

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    1. Yay! I’m so happy you know how I feel, it is super hard coming home from a trip sometimes so you’ve made a wise decision in making your home the world! Phuket is a beautiful choice too. We are always different people when we return with a new outlook on life so coming back to a place that used to be home suddenly doesn’t feel that way anymore and that adds to the post travel depression! I think your way of living is genius. Happy Travels. X

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  12. This is probably the best post I’ve read so far and very true!

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    1. It’s so amazing to hear that and honestly means the world. I love chatting to other travelers and getting that ‘click’ moment when you realise you are like minded. Happy Travels X

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  13. Yesssssss. These are all true! For me, “Home isn’t a place” is most relevant. I spend a lot of time between Taiwan and China. For me, home is with my husband. The place doesn’t matter. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I’m so pleased you could relate to this! That’s really great! What a GREAT location to spend time in too! I hope you have amazing adventures together x

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  14. I love this! It sounds like all this travel has left you a very chilled out relaxed person! I need me some of that!

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    1. I’m so glad you loved the post! I couldn’t agree more! I suffered anxiety and would get stressed so easily before I found out my love of travel. Go on an adventure! X

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  15. Love this, and it’s so very true 💖

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Merry Christmas x

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    1. I will check out your posts! Thanks for visiting

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