(Last Updated On: August 14, 2018)

The experience economy now spans a wide number of areas. Virtual reality, and digital social spaces being just two of these. There are, however, certain times in people’s lives when all they want to do is get away from it all, tech included and seek out new experiences, cultures and adventures. Here we review the reasons for wanting to travel.

 

Gap Year Travel

 

Whether it is a break between A Levels and university, a year out while attending or at the end of the course, student travel is as popular as ever and in a sense marks the coming of age of the individual concerned.

An extended trip away from your home country, either alone or with a travel companion means taking on responsibility, acting independently and experiencing what hopefully is the time of your life.

Many students opt to travel long haul and the top destinations for British students include the Far East and the United States.

 

After a Divorce or Separation

 

The aftermath of a separation or divorce is another time when those concerned sometimes feel the urge to travel. After agreeing a settlement, with the help of an expert law firm like Withers Worldwide, the need to “find yourself” can be just what is required and act as a time for refocusing and realigning in an environment that is new and that is free from the hum drum distractions of home.


For excitement, why not look to carnival season in far flung Rio de Janeiro. If, however it is peace and tranquility that you are looking for the Maldives may be hard to beat and will offer you the chance to relax and to spoil yourself as you discover the new you.

 

Working Remotely

 

A break between jobs or even a job that allows you to work remotely offers another opportunity for travel and adventure – it is surprising, how now, many people simply need a laptop and a Wi-Fi connection in order to work effectively.

If this is the case then it may be that city hopping is the best option as it offers access to both Wi-Fi and plenty of places, such as work hubs, where you can get some stuff done.

The most popular city breaks include the ever laid back Amsterdam and Berlin is great for culture and arts. Further afield you may look to the hustle and bustle of New York or the oriental delights of Tokyo.

Also, bear in mind that important moments in your life are not the only reason to travel, but they do make for a great excuse for a great experience.