The Importance Of Travel

MattFeatured, Travel5 Comments

I really want to emphasise the importance of travel. Besides its obvious and much talked about benefits, travel is incredibly important when it comes to filmmaking. I’ve travelled a lot myself, and I feel it’s one of the best ways to boost your confidence in all areas of life.

Getting put in alien situations and having to pull through time and time again – incredible confidence builder.


Too many people seem to be caught up in what I call the proximity trap. They grow up in a small town, go to school there, get a job there and then settle down with a wife and kids there!

The only time they see a place outside of their hometown is on their vacations, and those are few and far between. Some people never even leave their hometown!

Thing is, this is marriage by proximity. It’s settling for something because it’s right there and easier than going out and being able to find something of quality everywhere you go.

What are the chances of finding an incredible career/job/etc in your hometown?

It’s possible, but it doesn’t mean it’s the best bet for you.


This really resonated with me today. I stumbled upon a chart showing the world’s populations by country. Next to the population, it showed the % that that country’s population made up of the world’s whole population.

The UK (where I live) represented less than 1% of the entire world population! Incredible.

So if you never left the UK, you’d only ever meet a tiny portion of the world’s people!

Obviously some people will come to your country from abroad, but you’re not putting yourself in the best position to meet high value people who you can foster incredible and rewarding friendships/relationships with.

There’s so much out there, guys. Get out and see the world. Experiment. There’s a lot out there.

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5 Comments on “The Importance Of Travel”

  1. I’ve always thought of myself as a bit of a traveler. I’ve traveled to south east asia and all around the united states. It’s cool that you’re able to think about film is such a way and focus on making the most of your travels to shoot stuff too!

    1. Of course, Mike – travelling is the way forward! Haha! Good to see a fellow traveller here.

      I think putting yourself in different situations and around different types of people enables you to see new perspectives. So many people who don’t own a passport never see this.

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