Travel is a deeply personal experience and can move each of us in different ways. If you find yourself booking your vacation to the same destination year after year, you’re not alone! Many people love to visit the same places because it left an impression on them and it became a special destination full of memories. Here are 5 reasons to revisit a destination.
You Want To Experience Something New
When traveling, sometimes our time is limited. You might have wanted to visit a particular landmark, or experience an activity, or capture a particular panoramic shot, but weather conditions didn’t cooperate. Or perhaps when you returned, a friend recommended a good place to eat or a fun tour that you missed out on- now you have to go back! Sometimes a place is so rich in history, you simply can’t see it all in one trip, so you go back year after year.
Your Experience Changes With The Seasons
Something to consider when traveling to your favorite spot is the season- sometimes a destination changes dramatically depending upon the calendar. Perhaps there’s more sunshine and less rain, or less crowds, or even a not-to-miss local festival associated with the seasonal change. Whenever you choose to visit a destination again, each season can bring its own adventures.
You’re Not A Tourist Anymore
We’ve all done it- rushed through our list of must-see sights and told ourselves we’ll never come back. But some places lure you back time and again so you won’t have a “to-do” travel list anymore. Now you can truly relax without the need for a stressful itinerary. You can be familiar with town and how to get around- plus you can give recommendations for those who are new! Before you know it, that special destination is like your home-away-from-home.
You Haven’t Visited In A While
Maybe you visited a couple times when you were younger or it was a favorite family vacation spot that you haven’t seen in a while. Whatever has kept you away and for however long, it’s always good to go see how the place you once frequented has changed. Often times, you might be surprised by the fun atmosphere, activities, or sites that are now available so give yourself the freedom to check it out.
Your Travel Style Changed
Sometimes as you grow and evolve your travel does do too. Perhaps site-seeing and historical buildings weren’t your thing when you first visited a place, but now you couldn’t imagine a better way to spend your travel time. Or maybe you always liked to be on the go, but now you’d like to relax with a coffee at a sidewalk café for some people watching. Keeping those things in mind, perhaps it’s time to experience the same place in a whole different light.
When you start booking your next vacation, consider where you’ve visited before. Maybe you’d like it better this time, or you missed out an excursions because of weather, or maybe your friend recommended that special winery just outside of town. Perhaps it’s time to experience the sights and sounds that made such a deep impression before and enjoy a little bit of travel nostalgia.