How Travelling Can Improve Your Mental Health

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think “travelling”? Is it vacation? Reducing stress? Meeting new people and finding new things to do and experience? No matter what the association is, travelling is certainly great for so many aspects of our being. It can greatly reduce our stress, whether we notice…View Post

Experiential Richness and the Perception of Time

The richness of our experiences in life can often drastically alter our perception of time. While we may not always think of time in a subjective manner (after all, a minute is a minute, an hour is an hour), the pace at which reality unfolds does, in fact, change throughout the day, depending on myriad…View Post

The Digital Nomad Movement Has a Real Problem With Hype and Egotism

The number of people working remotely is on the rise. Businesses are realising that it makes no sense to keep their employees confined to offices – the overheads are expensive, and it’s actually a detriment to workers’ well-being and productivity. All the introverts out there will certainly be pleased by this trend, as there is…View Post

Why Are Millennials Obsessed With Travel?

As a generation accused of being lazy, self-obsessed and self-entitled, obsessing over travel seems to fit that bill. To feel entitled to quit a job and go backpacking around the world on a ‘personal journey’ – equipped with selfie (selfish) stick in hand – might be a sign of self-indulgence. This might play some role in…View Post

The Problem With Being Obsessed About Travel

I’ve written before about how travelling can be addictive. I’ve also defended the millennial obsession with travelling. Obviously, it’s better to be ‘addicted’ to travelling than, say, gambling. But if the urge to just ‘travel more’ and hoard travel experiences becomes the centre of one’s focus, then this kind of experientialism may lose meaning and value. Just as a focus…View Post