Ten things travelling has taught me

I have an addictive personality

I would never have considered myself to have an addictive personality but travelling has taught me that I really do have an addictive personality. 2017 was meant to be a year that I didn’t travel as I purchased my gorgeous flat but somehow by the end of the year I would have done 5 trips. Travelling is my addiction, I am always looking for my next hit which is often driven by amazing blog posts I read or creative instagram pictures. To give you an idea on my desk at work I have a post it note with a list of destinations. This list comprises places I have been to and new destinations I want to go to, this list is also my reminder for why I am sitting at my desk wondering why I am still sitting at my desk.

I can now budget

I am definitely not queen of budgeting but travelling has made me learn to be good at budgets. Once I save my usual regular sum I always used to spend everything else, however my thirst to see the whole world has caused me to be very good at budgeting. I now weigh up getting a new Gucci bag versus ticking of a new place on my wanderlust list. Where I used to be a very savvy clothes shopper I have now become a savvy traveller, I maximise my British Airways card to ensure I get the most of my avios and I keep an eye on luxury hotel deals so I am not paying the maximum.

I am food fussy

I always thought I was open to eating anything, but I am not really. You won’t catch me eating insects, I am a simple girl at heart who loves to eat hearty food like risotto, pasta, pigeon, veal and good old steaks.

I am not very good at dieting


Okay, when it comes to pre-holiday dieting I am absolutely rubbish. Eating rabbit food for three weeks before my holiday doesn’t work for me and neither does eating rabbit food on holiday work for me. I am the girl who wants to eat as much fancy fancy food as she can on holiday and quaff as much champagne as is humanly possible. After all YOLO. My diet isn’t screaming YOLO but my taste buds are.

I love luxury hotels

One of the key reasons I love about travelling is escaping to amazing luxury hotels. Everyone has their guilty pleasures but one of mine is staying in luxury hotels. I absolutely love everything about the escape of a hotel, someone cleans for you daily, the amazing breakfasts, the massive beds and hotel amenities.

I have changed

Travelling has changed me! Travelling has turned me into a girl who loves to go for a mani/pedi sip champagne and sit on a beach into a girl who still loves to do all of those things but is also a little bit of an adventure junkie. Who would have known that little old Zoe whose idea of practical footwear would be 4 inch heels is now willing to hike, quad bike and get dirty all in the name of travelling.

I love to do nothing

Travelling has taught me how to do nothing! The art of doing nothing is great. When I am not on a city break I quite enjoy doing nothing but swim and soak in the rays on a gorgeous beach. This time quality me time allows me to reevaluate my life and make any necessary changes I need to make. I also tend to think of some of my most amazing ideas when travelling.

I am becoming an encyclopaedia

I love travelling because it teaches you so many things. As someone who is very keen on learning, growing and developing travelling appeals to me as I get to learn so many useful facts that one day I may be able to be a contestant on University Challenge. I recently surprised myself when I shared with a fellow blogger that the Danube river flows through 10 countries and several cities including Budapest and Vienna. That’s the type of fact you only learn via travelling.

I love to share

Travelling for me is about sharing. I haven’t done a solo travel trip yet (it is on the agenda) but the reason travelling appeals to me is because it is about sharing an experience and having someone say remember that time…….. . I love travelling because I get to share amazing experiences with my darling mother, my friends and anyone who is willing to see the world with me.

I am strong and have found my medicine for life

Travelling is my eat, pray, love moment. There is nothing travelling cannot cure. Travelling for me has acted as a bandage to so many things. Whether it be simple things such as been a rut on a business idea or curing a broken heart, or figuring where in London to buy. Travelling does that, it focuses the mind but also allows the mind to escape so it can think of solutions outside the box.


To check out the other travellink up post make sure you read Angie, Emma, Polly’s and guest host Erin.

What have you learnt about yourself from travelling?



  1. September 5, 2017 / 9:04 am

    yes, there’s nothing travelling can’t cure, almost:) #travellinkup

    • thezrw
      September 5, 2017 / 10:13 am

      I couldn’t agree more

  2. September 5, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    I love this post Zoe! It’s amazing the way travel can heal and evolve you as a person. You almost start to learn a few new things about yourself.

    • thezrw
      September 6, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      and another Yes for my first travellinkup post.

  3. September 10, 2017 / 9:08 am

    I loved this, hun! Agree with travelling being an Eat, Pray, Love moment and I’m glad travelling’s made you become a stronger and better person! x See you next weeeeeek!

    • thezrw
      September 12, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      Thanks Honey. It’s certainly the best medicine ever. See you sn x

    • thezrw
      September 18, 2017 / 8:34 am

      We can do it together E!

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