Travel adds so much value - it helps me to be present, to be curious, and to be sometimes uncomfortable in ways that help me know myself and come to be a better understanding of others. Travel is what first taught me how to love and rely on myself. Travel is what continues to make me feel alive! (perhaps there are different kinds of travel that do this for me...)
Wanderlust, an intense desire to see the world, is a phenomenon that is currently a central part of American pop culture, particular within the hipster community. There's a huge interest in simple, inexpensive travel methods like backpacking, which again echo the non-materialistic, non-mainstream nature of hipster culture. Hipsters have a huge interest in being culturally aware and diverse.