Seeing new places?
Meeting new people?
Learning a new language?
Personal discoveries/finding yourself?
For me seeing something new, the beauty of the world, ancient sites, architecture, nature are the most important. I love the freedom and self-discovery aspect too. The culture is interesting to me as well. I am not a foodie and sadly suck at languages. I don't care for party, the backpacking scene or going out at all. I enjoy workaway but it is often my means of travel rather than the reason.