Why Do I Travel

When someone asks you why do you travel, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Most probably you just answer either business or pleasure, right?  But what if I ask you to not give me that business or pleasure shit? That I want you to elaborate in one sentence, why you bother to wait for that seat sale, why you learned how to pack light, why you collect those magnets, key chains, or other souvenirs from places you’ve been to, and why you post those travel photos on Facebook and Instagram? Why do you travel? That my dear, is the challenge that I gave to 10 people who, just like me, are consumed by wanderlust.

And now I present to you these 10 travelers who offered their best answer to the question, “Why Do I Travel?”

“I travel because every place has a story to tell.”

— Patti Agnes | 24, Technical Writer/Blogger


Masskara Festival, Bacolod City


“I travel to explore the world in a different manner by experiencing life from an angle not so many others get to see.”

— Kean Verzosa | 28, Technical Writer


Balicasag Island, Bohol


“I travel to enjoy new experiences and to see the amazing beauty of the world.”

— Arline Matulac | 30, Entrepreneur


Coron, Palawan


“Why I travel? hmmm…. the short answer is, because I still can.”

— Brahma Foz | 44, Technical Writer/Blogger


Sombrero Island, Burias, Masbate


“I travel to taste unique dishes, get on amazing experiences, and meet travelers like myself.”

— Michelle Melo | 26, IT Consultant/Blogger


Chiang Mai, Thailand


“I travel because I like taking pictures. I like capturing the beauty of one place and taking the photo and it’s like taking it with me forever, like a visual that’ll remind me of pretty places.”

— Patricia Hernandez | 21, Specialist IBS Governance


Beverly Hills, California, USA


“I travel because I love to be constantly surprised at everything the world has to offer.”

— Rochkirstin Santos | 25, IT Project Manager/Blogger


 Tugu Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


“I travel to live life to the fullest; to experience new things and different cultures.”

— Edgyn Candaza | 28, Senior Team Lead IBS Governance


Angkor Wat, Cambodia


“I started traveling the world to find where my ‘home’ is, now that I know where it is, I travel to feed my soul.”

— Arni | 36, Mumpreneur/Interior Designer/Blogger


Chateau de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France


“Traveling makes me feel alive.”

— Zai Salonga | 33, Bid Specialist/Blogger


Samal Island, Davao

Traveling is an experience like no other and if you haven’t discovered the joys of this endeavor yet, I hope that these travelers were able to give you inspiration. So book that flight, pack your bags, and get yourself to your dream destination. Don’t wait, just go.

As with me…


 “I travel because it’s such a humbling experience. It reminds me that I am nothing but a speck in this world and that I should not indulge in the act of self-importance.”

— Marjorie Gavan | 32, Tecnical Writer/Blogger


Manlawe Island, Caramoan, Camarines Sur




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  1. When I was young, I love to travel. But when I have my kids and as a single mom, I stop because I have to set priority with expenses. Though, I am planning now to travel together with my kids seeing the site of airline companies giving discounts. Whew! I miss travelling.

  2. My feet were itching while reading this sis, I miss going on a trip!

    Such fun answers and pictures, in the post and in the comments as well.

    Thanks for considering me for this post, it was a cool idea 🙂

  3. Nice insights from like minded travelers. For me, travel makes me modest. It opens my eyes to my real place in the world.

  4. I like that first quote, where every place has a story to tell. Whether the place be the dark corner of a street, a hole in the wall restaurant, or a magnificent infrastructure. I’m sure each has a story to tell.

  5. Travel can really give us new insights, learn new cultures, and appreciate new attractions. I like how you compiled insights from different people and bloggers.

  6. Never thought of that before, but I travel to see new places, new people and culture and for new experiences. Makes my life more exciting.

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