There are so many clichés I can lead with in trying to explain the sheer joy travellers get out of the process of travel itself and everything around each trip taken, all of which are probably as true as they’re valued, but I beg to take a different approach in explaining the traveller’s satiation. What exactly is it about jumping on a plane and flying away to some faraway place which gives travellers the kind of satisfaction which suggests that actually they’re never satisfied, simply because they jump at the chance to take that next trip?
Planning the trip
It’s probably not very hard to believe that the mere process of planning a trip brings about a certain air of satisfaction, because of just how much fun it can be. With every hotel description and subsequent set of reviews you read through, the excitement grows and you can almost imagine yourself being on the trip.
Motivation leading up to the trip
This can often go either way, but normally instead of not being able to focus leading up to a trip, a traveller who is counting down to jetting-off has razor-sharp focus and they excel in the tasks which they feel they have to “close-out” before going off to enjoy their trip. This often applies beyond the professional realms and permeates the personal life too, with the mere dialling up and announcing your imminent departure to your loved ones making for an often missing channel of keeping in touch.
Enjoying the trip itself
Just being somewhere different to your regular environment usually constitutes enough enjoyment to be able to claim satiation, but often it is the selection of rich experiences you have which fill your cup right back up to the point that it might even overflow. There’s nothing quite like stepping right into some postcard you might have had pinned to your desk and experiencing the real thing.
Enjoying the memories made
We can criticise those so-called “Instagram travellers” all we like, but the fact of the matter is they’re onto something with their capturing of as many memories of the trip as possible, which they can look back on any time after they’ve long since arrived back home!
Lessons learned from travel
Travelling and meeting other people comes with so many lessons which can add value to your life, many of which you can use long after you’ve unpacked the last bit of luggage from your last trip. The lessons can be very simple but relevant ones, like how a budding full-time online gambler might learn from a pro-gambler they met at a backpackers’ that the best platform to use for full-timers is one which can be capitalised on by following this link, or it can be a mega life-lesson such as the apparent fact that modern day relationships that work out require a different way of thinking than that which is perpetuated by the older generation and the traditions they insist on upholding.
The many lessons learned from each aspect of a trip perhaps make for the ultimate satisfaction enjoyed by a traveller.