Is it Better to Return to a Familiar City or Try Something New?

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On our many traveling adventures, we often find ourselves falling head over heels in love with certain cities. In fact, we have such amazing experiences that after returning home, we can’t wait to return to the city we visited. The problem is, there are only so many vacation days throughout the year, and there are countless other foreign cities we also want to visit. So what should we choose: the previously visited city or something new?

Depends On Your Goals

Traveling is different for everyone, and that’s because we all have different goals. So what are these goals, and how do you know which category you fall into?

The Ruthless Traveler

If you’re someone who has a burning desire to visit as many destinations as possible, then you should probably forget about returning to somewhere you’ve already seen. You love traveling for the sake of traveling, and your “bucket list” mindset will happily bring you to as many different places as possible.

A Deeper Experience

On the other hand, you might be a person who isn’t so concerned about how many places you see—but rather, how strong you connect to the places you do go to. It’s not so easy for you to just “move on” from a previous city you’ve seen. All you want to do is learn more about this city, and ultimately, this will benefit you in the long run as well.