Best reasons to travel...
Posted on 28 November 2018
Travelling is all about see new things, and (if you’re heading abroad to volunteer) giving a little back at the same time. But beneath the surface is so much more - you can experience many different cultures, cuisines and landscapes. While photos are proof and provide memories for where you’ve been and what you’ve seen, it’s the changes that you will see in yourself that is the strongest evidence of why travelling is so important! It is truly about how travel impacts you as a person, your interactions with others and your humanity toward the rest of the world.
So if you’re looking for reasons to make travelling a worthy pursuit, here are 5 reasons why.
#1. Getting out of your comfort zone
Whether you travel by yourself or as part of a tour or as a volunteer, you’ll be entering a completely new world that may well be completely out of your comfort zone. Once you take that plunge, you’ll be surprised by the transformation that awaits you. Chances are, you’ll a newfound confidence will await you back at home for you to take on new challenges that you would have never thought possible before.
#2. Life in perspective
Being in the comforts of your home would normally mean that you have plenty of the comforts of the modern world. It therefore becomes easy to forget that this isn’t the case for everyone in the world. Running hot water, modern appliance and opportunities to study and get a well-paid job are just some things that we take for granted. Once you’ve seen the world, you will likely come back home with a new appreciation for everything you have and all the opportunities that life throws at you.
#3. Making friends from around the world
One of the best things to do while you travel is undoubtedly to make amazing friendships and connections with people from all around the world. You may be surprised by just how close you can become with some people within a matter of hours when you’re thrown in a situation and country that is home to neither of you. Volunteer placements are a great way to establish firm friendships as you work toward a common goal. On the topic of volunteering, you not only make new friends, you also get to give back and interact with the local community as well as their culture!
#4. Discover cultural diversity
Even if you’re from a multicultural society - there are still people of all beliefs and cultures all over the world. Travelling is a great way to get to know these cultures, from festivals to food, weddings and even funeral ceremonies; it is fascinating how unique each culture is, and you will certainly find this when you explore a new place.
#5. You’ll experience places you never imagined existed
Have you ever been awe-struck by a photograph of a landscape that was so exotic it was hard to even imagine? Well, travelling will give you that opportunity to see those places for yourself. Many of times, it is quite difficult to believe what the world has to offer until you actually see it for yourself. So, trek, bike or drive through these incredible landscapes and uncover places that you never believed existed. You will not only view it with your own eyes but you will get the chance to soak up the indescribable feelings that come with standing amidst places of natural beauty.
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