You’re hitting the open road and heading to a new exciting destination. What could be better?
There’s a huge world to see, and a huge number of ways to enjoy it. From hiking up mist-shrouded mountains to wandering through Florentine art galleries and appreciating the work of the Renaissance masters. So what are you waiting for? Get out there!
But before you visit Love It Book It to arrange the specifics of your next trip, how are you doing with your book list, kindle, and personal collection of hardcover classics? You are, obviously, planning on taking some books along for the trip, aren’t you?
While many of us don’t read as much as we might like over the course of our everyday lives – I should know, I’ve been stuck on the same book for months! – there are some great reasons to pack up some good literature before heading off on your trip. So to convince you of this I’ve gathered some of those reasons on this post!
Reading is a great way of killing time productively
While travelling, you’re bound to find yourself with some pretty large chunks of time to kill here and there. Airport waiting rooms and airplanes themselves are just a couple of examples of moments on your vacation when having a way of entertaining yourself is likely to prove a godsend. Last time I went to the UK I spent the whole plain journey reading and I loved every second of it! But reading is a much different way of killing time than, say, Googling random cat videos on your phone, staring at your shoes or listening to the same three songs over and over again in a waiting area.
Depending on the books you’ve chosen to bring, you can either spend your time by deepening your knowledge of an important topic —.such as health, history, or business.— or you can get lost in a dramatic fiction that gets all your emotions firing at once and reminds you of the excitement and intrigue of the human experience.
Reading can completely transform your understanding of a place
A great practice for your travels is to pack a book or two on the history of your destination. A tour guide is certainly a useful tool, but that’s not what we’re talking about here. Arriving in a historic city or region, you might have a vague sense of its rich stories and significance over the ages. But reading a book that describes the place and its history, in-depth, is liable to transform your experience as a tourist completely. Suddenly, every street will have a tale to tell. And you’ll find yourself wandering around with a vastly enriched sense of wonder at your surroundings.
hgello there. hgello there. hrello there. hehllo there. herllo there. hyello there.
Reading can help you find solutions to your personal problems
One of the main reasons people love to get away from home and go travel is that it gives them a sense of space and freedom from their everyday stresses and concerns. The mental space and freedom of a journey away from home can be the perfect fertile ground in which to come up with solutions to the problems which are currently haunting us back at home. Reading the right books —.various self-help books, in particular.— is a great way of digging up potential solutions, and finding inspiration to overcome our troubles. Also, reading itself can give you a minute to distract yourself from your own life, focusing on the characters’. This is something to keep in mind if you’re someone who struggles with plane travelling anxiety or anything like that. It’ll be a great way to keep your mind off it!
Let me know if you are a bookworm, and if you do take books with you when you travel! You can read a bit about my favourite book so far, or what books I am going to read next!