We all have our own reasons for travelling – visiting friends and family, adventure, escapism, new sights, parties, culture, food, people. As we go, we inevitably learn about ourselves, other people and the world. Travel is also about finding balance. I try to escape the tourist traps. I want to hang out with the locals. My balance is remembering that tourist traps usually exist for a reason, and are usually worth a look. It is also about making time to stop, reflect, think and relax while running around taking photos, making new friends, going for runs and checking out CrossFit boxes.