Hello everyone, it’s time for the start of a new year and a lot of opportunities to travel! We’ve been getting quite a number of questions regarding why travel is good. Travel is more than just going on vacation or on any planned trip. Travel, in its truest sense is to go where you’ve never gone before. You don’t have to even leave your own country to travel. So today, let us lay out a few benefits of travelling that me and my team have experienced personally.
Travelling opens you up
When people are away from their usual surroundings, they tend to be a bit more aware of what’s around them. This is precisely because as the person tries to gather their bearings, they pick up nuances and information that hasn’t been processed before. Sights, smells, sounds, and feelings will feel brand new.
People who travel become more attentive to what’s around them as opposed to something they may see everyday and take for granted. People who travel get a better and stronger grasp of the state of the world and its people. For the disillusioned, seeing first hand the kindness of strangers will reawaken your love for humanity. One of the things that struck me the most as I traveled was how easy it was to make friends. People tend to be more honest when away from their structured and conditioned environment. Opening up to strangers is a lot easier because there is little fear of being judged. That authenticity and realness is like magic, really infectious magic–it passes around quite fast and inspires others to be just as real and open.
You’ll appreciate home a lot more
When I went to Hyderabad last year, I got to see such a stark contrast between my own life and the lives of those who are less fortunate than myself. Life was right before my eyes and I understood then how lucky I was–to have a home, to have the conveniences that are luxuries in other countries. I also got to see the joy others had in their homes and families. It made me really appreciate my home and my family precisely because I was without them at the time.
You’ll understand that your life is a pretty awesome gift
When you travel and experience more of the world, it’s impossible to not feel a sense of gratitude for all the unique and beautiful moments you’ve been able to enjoy and share with others. We’ve all read books and seen movies where characters are filled with regrets about how they didn’t do enough or experience more of life while they were still strong and able. So if you travel, you enrich yourself greatly and spare yourself from latter regret.
When I started travelling, I realized that I had so much going for me despite all the other times I grumbled and felt like I was headed nowhere. All the new sights and people I met added so much to my perspective and I found new and different ways of doing old things that seemed were draining. Taking part in other cultures and lifestyles helped me get a new pair of eyes for looking at my own life. Traveling helped renew my drive and priorities.
So that’s some I’ve listed off the top of my head. I’ll probably expound more on a later post–if you have any questions about travelling, feel free to hit us up via email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.