Why I Believe Everyone Should Travel to a Foreign Place

I have a weakness for foreign cities. Anyone else with me? The moment my plane touches down, I can feel myself falling for a new city- a city I am just beginning to explore. Today we embark on a 13 day trip to London, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin. Normally, I prefer to spend a good chunk of time in one city so I can really get to know it and learn a little more about how locals live. But this trip will be fast and we will simply spend 3 nights in each city- just enough time to get a taste of the culture.

After living in Thailand for a year, I can’t help but ponder what it would be like to live in each city. What would become my routine? What habits would I pick up? What kind of people would I come to know? There is something hypnotic about the unknown and the possibilities of what could be. I love how foreign sounds and smells of a new city somehow strip us of our daily habits and force us to try something new. They force us out of our comfort zone, even if just for a moment. This is why I believe everyone should travel to a foreign place. For the reminder to think outside of our bubble and to question our priorities.

why I believe everyone should travel to a foreign place

all photos by Ashley Monogue Photography

So I need your help friends! Have you been to one of these cities or do you have any bucket list items you want to hit in one of these cities?

What should we do in London, Paris, Amsterdam or Berlin?
Any tips?


p.s. Be sure to follow our adventures on Instagram & subscribe to my YouTube channel to see video recaps of our trip!


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    March 15, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Love this! I’ve heard great things about boat cruises in Amsterdam! And of course you have to see the Berlin Wall, Big Ben and the changing of the guards!

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    Belema Ronabere
    March 15, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I’ve not started travelling yet and I definitely will. Foreign cities open your eyes to see the world even clearer. Plus it never hurts to eat right?

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    March 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Very inspiring post! I agree that travel is wonderful for opening our eyes to new perspectives.

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    Frances Kayleigh
    March 16, 2017 at 12:03 am

    You have picked some fantastic cities! I have visited all of these places, being from London they are so accessible. I agree with you, travel is so important and wonderful! I’m currently on a 3 month trip around Southeast Asia and its pushed me outside of my comfort zone a lot but it has been amazing so far! Xx

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    March 16, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I love traveling. One of the countries on my bucket list is Morocco.

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