In a world so revolved around media, school, exams, grades, technology and work, it is important to wind down and relax. Only a few months away from summer 2017, there is so much to do and plan. So why is it important to travel this summer? The rich people of our world do not own million dollar mansions or private jets; the rich people of our world are ripe with culture, they are selfless and kind and they always seek to take everything that life has to offer and make the best of it. It is important to experience these wonders ourselves because there is so much to see and do.

“Air travel is becoming cheaper and more convenient as time goes by. Flights are becoming faster and more accessible to all types of people which provides everyone with the opportunity with the chance to travel abroad, whilst in the past this was not possible for so many people,” says Mr. Islam, who works with a flight company called Cheapflights. Although travel is becoming cheaper and faster, often people find that no matter the price, travelling is always worth the experience.

Even in London alone, there is so much to see and do. Learning from experience and meeting new people does not always mean you have to travel hundreds of miles. This summer there is so much to enjoy locally for anyone and everyone. From festivals and concerts such as Wireless that is held annually in London, to admiring the inspiring architecture along London’s skyline such as The Shard and St Paul’s Cathedral.

“When travelling, it is important to realise that there is so much more to big cities such as London than the popular tourist attractions it has to offer. From enjoying music at festivals, trying the most popular authentic food and speaking to locals, there is so much more to learn about the culture and vibe of a new place, or even a place that you visit frequently,” continues Mr. Islam. No matter where you are or where you go, there is so much to learn and see, all you have to do is pay more attention to what is already there.

Ria Ryan, Nonsuch High School for Girls