Even if you live in a city and have an amazing life out there with your family and kids, still, nothing can replace travelling. Travelling exposes you to the different cultures of the world. You meet different people, see their lifestyles and taste new food. Travelling opens up your mind and you see how rest of the world functions. You may either return home with an appreciation of your own country or the country of city you visited. If you are living in the city, a week out on a hill station will fill your lungs with fresh and pure air which is needed for your body. When you are in a new city or country you may face many problems in adjusting, but soon you break out of your shell and that’s where you develop as a person. Travelling gives you live experiences which are far better for your development than watching travel shows on the television. Here are some reasons why you should pack your bags straight away and more out for a little adventure!
10 – Reduces your stress
Travelling can take away all the stress from your life. When you travel, you are away from the boring daily routine of your life and you see new things which give your mind peace. You feel completely relaxed when you see new surroundings, new people, new lifestyles etc. Even if you are on a business trip, the fact that you are in a completely different city can take all the stress out. Of course the travel stress will be there specially if your visit involves a lot of sightseeing and outings, but travel stress is positive stress. It is not the stress which is caused by the pain and anxiety at home or at work.
9- Experience new cultures
When you go outside and travel to a completely different city or country, you meet people whose lives do not revolve around McDonald’s or MTV. Your mind will change accordingly and you will start accepting the different cultures and people instead of criticizing them. You might even start adapting to some of the things they do or some food that they eat. You realize that there are so many different cultures in the world which are equally enjoyable. You might even make new friends on your travel from a completely different culture. Also, when you travel, your own culture also has an influence over others. Thus, the sharing of different cultures will in fact broaden your mind and vision.
8- Make new friends
You must have often seen that while you are in the train or the plane, you often start a conversation with the person sitting right next to you and at the end of the journey you realize that you have made a very good friend. Yes, going out and travelling has more chances of meeting new people and thus making new friends. You might be on a vacation and find a group of people who are going to the same destination as yours and you end up having a good chat. Sometimes the friends that you make while travelling prove to be your friends for life. New friends, new people new cultures, they all leave a positive impact on your personality.
When you visit a new country or city, you are bound to come across some food that you have never eaten before. Sometimes the new food that you try is so amazing that you end up asking the recipe for it. The more you travel the more variety of food you will come across. You might end up having different varieties of food like sushi, lobsters, couscous etc. So when you are outside, forget watching your calorie count and eat as much as you like. Your taste buds will enhance and you will start eating different types of delicious food once you come back after travelling.
6-Reconnect with your Partner
If you are travelling with your girlfriend, wife, boyfriend or husband this might be the best way to reconnect with them. When you are out and are travelling with them, you get to spend some quality time with them which you otherwise would not, considering you busy schedule. You will see different places together, you will have food together and you will dance together. All this will give you a completely new feel to your relationship and enhance it more. Instead of fighting over whose turn it is to clean the bathroom, you will be relaxing in a hot tub in the bathroom. If your relationship is going through a bad phase, travelling a trip together would be the perfect way to bring about happiness and joy back to your relationship!
5- You will become more active
When you go out for a vacation you are more likely to indulge in activities like rafting, rock climbing, playing on the beach etc. I am sure you do not want to go out on a vacation and stay at the hotel all day. Even if you don’t indulge in all the activities mentioned above, you would at least be walking more than usual. Travelling involves a lot of hectic work and will lead you to go from one place to another. It may be even possible that after coming back, you will be more active as a result of the travel.
4-Confront your fears
If you are going on an adventure sport holiday and you are afraid of certain things for example fear of height or fear of water, this might be an excellent time to face those fears. You can learn how to skydive with proper training and once you do it, you will feel that there was nothing to be afraid of. Same is the case with underwater diving. When you go into the calm and serene ocean, you will realize that all this while you were uselessly afraid of water. Give yourself and your fears a chance and try something new on your trip!
3-Learn new languages
While travelling to new places, you will surely pick up the local language. Today we live in a world where becoming bilingual or multilingual can benefit you very much. It will prove to your benefit in your office or the company you work for. The vacation will not only be fun for you but will also turn out knowledgeable for you. Next time you have vacations, go out and learn a few languages. You will return with a new language and also new memories. You might even surprise your loved ones with the new words you have learnt from the other language.
2-Get to know yourself
If you are travelling alone at a peaceful place for example a hill station of a place which has beaches, it might be a good way you to get to know yourself and reflect upon yourself. You might write a journal while you are travelling and you might be amazed to find out some characteristics about yourself. You can relax as much as you want and give your mind some time and see what you want from life and what the purpose of your life is. It will give you a direction to your life and its journey and will help you in moving forward.
1-Take a break!
Aren’t we all bored by our day to day lives? Don’t we at some time feel that we cannot take it anymore and we need a break? Yes, the answer lies in actually taking a break. We all deserve that one break where we can do whatever we like and not have a single worry of the world. Do not hesitate in taking breaks; it is the best way where you can regain your energy and get revitalized to come back in your daily lives. Taking a break and travelling will be a motivation to keep on with your life!