Everyone should experience travel. The world we live in is too vast and beautiful to not go out and explore it. Ever wondered, “why is traveling important for us”?.
Traveling is a way to exponentially widen your horizon. It can also change your perspective in life. Being exposed to a different culture, a mixture of people will lead you to evolve in your version 2.0.
Have you ever talked to someone who is recently back from a vacation? Sure you have. They are recharged and excited to share their story. The same goes for people who have gone on mission trips.
They come back ready to tackle the world to prepare for another trip. It’s very common for people to even seek out adoption after these trips. Why Travelling is Important in Life.
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What Does Traveling do for a Person
Let’s take a look at Why Travelling is Important in Life specifically if you travel young.
1. Your View In Life Will Change
Traveling, particularly, backpacking will give you an immersive experience that can change the way you view your life and the world. The comfort of home you are so familiar with will slowly melt.
It will be replaced with the open-mindedness and resiliency to changes. You will realize that the way media portrays the world is very different than how the world really is.
2. You Will Be Happier
Traveling is more about accumulating wonderful life experiences and creating amazing memories. According to a study published in 2012, people who prefer experience over material things are found happier than the latter.
If not the destination, traveling will open up opportunities for you to try various activities that will give you such an unforgettable experience.
3. You Will Love Mother Nature
You probably recycle and do activities that help our environment to save our planet. But by traveling you might do much more than that.
Each spot comes with its own set of climate, animals, insects, plants, and colors. All these will help you develop and make a new found love with Mother Nature.
4. It May Develop Confidence
Confidence is not just about the way you walk, the way you introduce yourself or your poise. It will show skill in haggling deals, asking for direction, and talking to total strangers.
It could simply be the comfort you feel when in the midst of a busy street, amongst people with a different culture in a strange country.
When you are out in a different country and in the middle of a seemingly difficult situation. But still managed to survive and look back and think you had fun. Then traveling had made you confident.
5. Makes You Learn The Art of Letting Go
Traveling is never permanent. You are always on the move. Going to interesting places and meeting new interesting people on a daily basis only to say goodbye the next morning.
Traveling can strengthen a bond, but it is also the reason that can pull you apart. Traveling slowly teaches you to be more resilient about the difficulty of saying goodbye.
Somewhere along the road, you will learn the art of letting go, a skill that may come in handy during the hard times in your life. Death and divorces are hard but are common in our everyday life. Sometimes the hardest part is letting go.
6. You’ll Learn More About Yourself
If you think you know yourself already, then test it out by traveling. Being faced with them is where you fully realize the things you actually like, want and don’t bother to do.
Traveling opens you up to experience, people, culture, food, and activities, a majority of which is not a norm in your home country or home town.
Travelling pushes you to do things differently, and that is when you recalibrate yourself and learn a thing or two. It goes beyond knowing yourself. Traveling is a way to explore the hidden secrets within your personality that hits by venturing into a new real of experiences.
7. Creativity Will Flow Within You
If you find yourself lacking in creativity and inspiration lately, then you probably need to recharge your mind and spirit by traveling.
Between taking photos, being amazed by beautiful natural wonders, meeting new people, seeing different art, experiencing a vivid culture; your creativity will return.
Exploring different cultural heritage will boost up your creativity. The thrilling adventures adds up to your endorphins that makes you feel alive and happier. This ultimately ignite a sense of productivity and creativity.
8. You’ll Break Stereotypes by Exploring Various Cultures
We as humans are so open to stereotypical views about other countries and their cultures. This is true of native Americans as their view of other overseas destinations and cultures are shaped through the view of media. Unfortunately, this has led to the negative views of other countries about Americans too.
By traveling, you will get the opportunity to break the vicious cycle of these baseless beliefs. For instance;
- You can show the people of London that you aren’t loud or obnoxious, but you are curious and excited about life!
- And likewise you may show the people of Japan that you are polite and excited to learn about their culture!
Other than these, you can also spread your word by teaching your family and friends what you have explored about different cultures. This will break their negative views and a harmonious approach will be established. All of this by your decision to travel and explore the world of others.
9. You’ll Get Infinite Opportunities to Establish Networks
Whether its for working purposes, getting education in other countries, or just exploring the country you love, networking is something you must never underestimate.
People, no matter where they belong, are usually very friendly and love to talk about their home and culture. Obviously its not necessarily the case always but more often it is something you can get benefit of. World would seem smaller after making friends abroad and it will also help you feel more connected with people wherever you go.
10. You’ll Get Over Your Comfort Zone
Young people, majorly, have been in their comfort zone since childhood. They are more often at home surrounded by their family, or in community where almost everyone is known since a pretty good part of their lives.
The idea of breaking this comfort zone can be scary as we become so indulge in these roles that we cannot imagine being out of this circle.
Now, the problem is you learn most of your experiences by stepping out of comfort zone. For instance, traveling to unfamiliar places, meeting strangers from different cultures and exploring new realms of life.
Although, it might seem uncomfortable at first, once you figure out that you connect with people despite the differences, you become more competent, confident, and smart individual.
11. You’ll Get Real-World Experience
Textbooks are undoubtedly a great source of knowledge. But, to feel the true essence of different places and cultures comes only by exploration.
When you get over your comfort zone and become open o new experiences by traveling to unfamiliar destinations, it will give you an opportunity to physically indulges in the experience.
Such experience makes you look at the beauty of nature through your eyes, whether its the Amazon forest, the mighty mountain, or the amazing beach resorts around the globe. The history enriches in your bones and makes you feel a part of the culture.
12. You’ll Become Independent and Responsible
Voyaging on the planet is one of the best ways to be independent and responsible. It is more effective when you are traveling as a lone explorer around the globe to explore solo exploration destinations.
Everything relies upon you when you travel even if you travel with group. There are plenty of skills that travel will teach you such as being responsible, independence, decision making, and organizational skills.
13. You’ll Learn to Manage Money Early in Life
Nothing is worse then having empty pockets when you are out there on the road. Everything depends upon you as there’s no comfort zone or help offered.
Hence, travel serves as the “best teacher” on how to manage your finances while traveling alone. One thing could be to work remotely while traveling as a digital explorer who will earn money while traveling around the globe without worrying about money. There are certain remote collaboration tools as well to keep you updated and connected.
Here you go! now we have the idea of how traveling help us develop in the realm of this life. It benefits more when we travel being young and energetic as it gives us a chance to fully emerge and explore the world while growing.
Always be open and spread your arms wide for upcoming adventures and new experiences because everyone has to starts at something.
Keep exploring and keep learning, until we meet again, Happy Traveling!
Editor’s Note: I hope you liked the article and I would love to know what you have experienced while traveling. Write your explorations and learnings in the comment section below. See ya!