Should You Move To Your Favourite Travel Destination?

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It’s a story we’ve all lived out at one point: you travel to a destination and think, “Hey, I could live here.” After returning home, you spend countless nights fantasizing about the life you could have. Personally, that happened to me the first time I visited the United Kingdom. However, as we know, dreams and reality are vastly different. What’s more, uprooting your life can take a toll on your health. So, that begs the question: should you move to your favourite travel destination or save it for your vacation days? 

Pros to Travelling Only 

Moving to another country can be stressful. In fact, it doesn't even have to be another country. Moving across town can be overwhelming, too. People still do it, though: according to a Property Wire report, in 2017, the number of people moving houses in the UK rose by 2% to an estimated 370,300. The problem with moving is that when you spend a long time in one place, you grow emotional bonds with not only the people around you but the little things, too.  

When you only travel, you can explore new walks of life, meet new people, and try new things. For instance, as we covered previously on Travelling Weasels, in New York City, you can go to the Empire State Building one day and a Gospel service in Harlem the next. However, your trip will eventually end, and you’ll return home. Travelling means you don’t have to give up the life you’ve come to know. You also don’t have to put yourself through a whirlwind of emotions when you’re trying to pack up your apartment or house.  

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Pros To Moving 

Of course, there are pros to moving to another city or country, too. Travelling to a destination for a few weeks isn’t enough time to fully immerse yourself in the culture, nor does it allow you to capitalize on employment or lifestyle opportunities. Perhaps there are no jobs in your field at home. You can revolutionize your career by moving abroad, and it’s great for character building. 

The real estate market also comes into play. For instance, Kensington is one of the most expensive places to live in London, and so, many find themselves relocating to afford a decent living. Or, they think the money they spend in Kensington, which gets you a small apartment or house, is better spent elsewhere, where you can get more for the same price. 

If you find yourself in a situation like this, you’ll want to compare prices and deals. Looking at the mortgage broker and adviser Trussle, it comes clear that individuals benefit from considering different mortgage deals. They should also examine the latest average sold house prices in different locations and how the housing market is faring in your area. For example, in the United Kingdom, sold house prices in Scotland were higher than in Northern Ireland in September 2020. 

For some, travel means taking a two-week vacation and then returning to what they’re comfortable with. For others, it means relocating to another country and starting a new life. Whatever you choose, as long as it makes you happy, that’s the right decision. 

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