Travel is a wonderful thing. You get the chance to go out and see places, people, and many other things that you may or may not have seen before. You can travel far and you can travel close, travel will still find a way to benefit you. But some people may be hesitant to go out and travel. Whether they are uncomfortable with the idea of new things or just can’t find the motivation to go travel, they always seem to push the idea aside. Here are 5 major reasons why you should get out of your comfort zone and go travel:
- To Learn
Travel can teach you so many wonderful things about how the world actually works. Even with our access to vast amounts of information via the Internet, the best education can be found by getting out on to the road, going somewhere, and taking in everything around you. The best part is that every single time that you go out and travel, you come back having learned something new. This can be as big as learning a new skill or as small as finally finding out where that trail that you pass every day leads to.
- To Experience
Going through each day and doing the same things over and over can be very dull. Having a routine can be fine for a while, but soon, something within ourselves just craves to go out and experience something new. Luckily, this can be easily achieved by travelling. There is something about travelling that puts you into situations that offer up new experiences. Even if you travel to the same destination that you went to last time, it is more than likely that you will have at least one new experience when you go. The idea of experiencing something new every time you go out and travel can leave you refreshed and revitalized for when you return to the routine life (if you return to the routine life…non-stop travel is okay, too).
“Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck
- To Accept
One of the greatest things that you gain after travelling, especially to a place where the people are totally different than you, is the ability to accept. You are able to accept that no matter how different people may look, speak, or act, we are all still people. You are able to accept that some places may do things better, but that doesn’t mean that where you came from is completely bad and vice-versa. And maybe most importantly, you are able to finally accept, after seeing what a wonderful planet that we live on and all of the creatures, plants, and people that live on it, that we all need to work harder to preserve it.
- To Remember
Memories are something that are to be cherished. Every person has a fond memory of a person, a place, or an event that they can recall instantly and see vividly in their mind. Most of these memories are the result of a person going out into the world and letting the memories happen naturally. You can’t really make wonderful memories while sitting at home and hoping something will happen. You have to go out and seek the experiences that will cause memories to be made. This is best done with travel. Travel gives you multiple opportunities to put yourself in these experiences. All you have to do is be open to letting things happen and just go.
- To Grow
There is something about travelling that has an everlasting effect on you. The person you are at the beginning of your travelling journey and the person you are at the end of your journey will always be two different people. Through the actions you do, the experiences you have, the people you meet, and the memories you make, you will come out of travelling a different person. The change can take place in your emotions, in your beliefs, or simply in how you do an everyday task. This change can be small, large, good, or bad, but you will change and you will grow as a person from it.
Now after seeing all of these benefits that travel brings you, I hope that you now have this burning desire to go out and travel. You want to learn, to experience, to accept, to remember, and to grow don’t you? Well then stop staring at this screen and go do it! Let me know how travel has affected your life in the comments. I look forward to it!
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