I’d recently been on a weeklong trip with my family. It was both refreshing and relaxing as we had spent a wonderful time together and being far away from the busy and stress-filled routine of daily work helped us to chill out and savour every minute. It was like detox for our mind and body. Even if you live in a beautiful city or town, lead an active social, and work life, nothing can compare to the unique experience that traveling presents.
When you visit a new place or foreign country, you get to see an entirely new way of living. You’ll return back appreciative of their way of living and widen your knowledge about life and its purpose. Since we all have only one life passing up the chance to travel and see new places is like forgoing the pleasure of getting a life changing experience. If you are still not convinced of the need for travel, here are some benefits you’ll surely assent to.
One of the best reasons is travel helps you to discover plenty of things about yourself. The best places to travel are not those, which are teeming with tourists but the places, which are rich with cultural heritage, and help you acquaint yourself with nature. Backpacking trips worldwide are good places to start with. Exploring the pyramids in Egypt or Colosseum present in Rome gives you an entirely new perspective.
You will find that you are no longer worried about the minor irritations and start embracing life, as you should. When you get away from your comfort zone and venture into the unknown, it will help you realize how truly adaptive you are. You learn to fend for yourself, if you travel alone or manage to cooperate with others, if you travel in groups. Any way you look at it, travel speeds up your development largely.
Appreciate other cultures
When you travel to new places, you will come upon other cultures new to you. Instead of criticizing the differences, you will actually start loving the new cuisines or entertainment forms. You may even become enlightened enough to forego the latest Hollywood blockbuster and instead crave for a Bollywood movie.
Experience new things
My aunt and uncle usually plan on a tropical island get away every winter to escape from the harsh weather. When you are knee deep in snow, it is quite natural to yearn for the warm and sunny beaches. Sometimes the things that are not available in your native place can make a trip worth it. And the adventure of treading on new ground such as watching a bull run in Spain or enjoying a hot spring makes you feel excited and elated.
Satisfy your appetite
The cuisine is one thing that makes or breaks a trip. If you are exposed to bad food, it can put you off travel permanently too. On the other hand, if the food is excellent, it can make the trip a spectacular one. Even if you can get all types of food at home, eating the dishes, as they are prepared in their native lands with the authentic flavour, is a wonderful experience, you should not miss.
Learn new things
Learning another language is certainly a beneficial thing you should not miss. It can very well help you succeed in your career or business. Learning a new language like Spanish, French or Japanese, helps in broadening your knowledge and opens up new avenues.