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I found this quote the other day that inspired me to write this post:
I don't know the question... but travel is definitely the answer.

You got your heart broken?

Travel. After a breakup, you need to invest time in yourself and your happiness - do what you love, rediscover who you are, explore new places, and try activities you have never done before. We all know that running away will not magically solve your problems. Travelling will not heal your broken heart.

But it's a great distraction to keep your mind off of it. You will gain your confidence back and it will teach you to love yourself and to trust people again. You will make awesome new friends and realise that there are still good people out there who will love you for who you are. Go. Find yourself.

You feel stuck, lack inspiration and creativity?

Travel. What better way to boost your creativity than to explore a place you have never been before? And you don't even need to go to the other side of the world for this. Just go on that hike you have been wanting to go for ages. Book a hotel in a city an hour away from where you live for a quick get away. Go on a road trip with some friends and escape the routine to find inspiration again. Once back home, you will feel more relaxed and inspired than ever. 

You want to give back and help others?

Travel. Volunteer abroad. Teach English in Southeast Asia, help farmers by working on their farm using WWOOF, volunteer with sea turtles in Costa Rica, work part-time in a hostel in Europe in exchange for food and accommodation, educate women on HIV/AIDS in Africa, volunteer with children or at an animal shelter... If you're good at something, offer your help. You will not only improve these skills but also learn new ones. You will also gain knowledge about the country you are in and about the people who live there while making the world a better place. 

You want to learn about a different culture or practice a foreign language?

Travel. If you have been learning Italian for 6 years and have always dreamed of visiting Italy, go there and practice! Stay in hostels, speak to locals at bars or restaurants, make friends and speak to them as much as you can in their language. Don't be afraid to make mistakes - most of the time people will notice that you made an effort to speak their language and they will be more than happy to help and correct you if needed.

If you have always wanted to learn a new language, take language courses abroad for a few weeks, work as an Au Pair in another country for the summer or study abroad - these are the best ways to truly experience a new culture!

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If you are sad, lonely, stressed, or bored: travel, it will definitely cheer you up. If you are curious: travel and go discover new places. And even if you are feeling the happiest you have ever been in ages: travel! If you want to make a difference in the world and learn new skills: travel.

Live your life to the fullest. If you have questions that need answers, travelling might not be the answer but I believe it can help you to clear your head and find the right ones.

Of course, it's not easy - sometimes we're scared, and we don't have the money or time to travel - but trust me, it's money and time well invested. Use Skyscanner to buy the cheapest flights, stay in hostels or couch surf your way around to save money on accommodation, eat street food or go grocery shopping and make your own meals instead of eating at restaurants... Spend your money on experiences, not things. Your soul will thank you for it. It will change your life. Travel.

"When something good happens, travel to celebrate. If something bad happens, travel to forget. If nothing happens, travel to make something happen."

Have you ever travelled to heal your broken heart or because you felt stuck in life? Have you ever volunteered abroad or worked as an Au Pair? And did travel give you the answers you were looking for? 
Let me know in the comments, I'd love to hear your stories!