Since time immemorial, humans and animals alike; have valued the importance of travel. One of the greatest advantages of travel is that it takes you on a journey into new worlds that you would have never been exposed to. Traveling allows you to meet people of different cultures, with diverse traditions and distinctive lifestyles. As you travel and discover these newly found worlds, take a moment to reflect not only on the differences that you observe in their lifestyle and behavior but on the things that unite us. This practice will not only broaden your mind but will allow your authentic self to surface. Apart from philosophical gains, travel bestows remarkable physiological and psychological benefits to the traveler. Traveling should play an important role in every life.
1 - travel is educational
Travel provides a fantastic opportunity for you to learn many new things. Yes, you gain knowledge from travel guides, and you may be able to visualize what you are reading about but nothing compares to actually feeling the sun on your face or the snow in your hair. When you experience standing on the soil, looking at the things of those you read about, the experience is exhilarating and irreplaceable.
2- travel as a stress buster
Do you dread the sound of your wake-up call in the morning and long for your day to end, even though it has just started? Is 24 hours not enough hours in a day for you to get things on your TO DO List done? These are definitely indications that you are STRESSED OUT! Do you know that Traveling can be one of the greatest Stress Busters! Yes! Urban Lifestyles can be very stressful.
Finding the eluded Work-Life Balance is almost impossible in today’s workforce so leaving all the stressors behind and boarding a plane to a land far, far, away or boarding a cruise liner to a destination where cool breezes frolic through the trees and warm waves rush unto the shore to greet you can be so relaxing. Anytime you feel like stress is raking your nerves, grab your travel bag and soar or sail away to a more sedate environment where you can recharge those batteries! We promise you…it works!
3- Help you to re-discover Yourself
While you travel, the need to interact with various kinds of people liberates you from your ego and also throws up interesting challenges on you. In the process, you discover you are capable for doing much more than you believed you can. While you travel, the experiences that you gain help you become more open to life.
It has often been observed that people who have traveled a lot in life become more adaptable to changes besides their capability to overcome problems and hardships become more pronounced.
4- The fun of adventure
Travel allows you the thrill and excitement of adventure. When traveling is done without much of planning, it becomes an adventure as there is uncertainty and the excitement of delving with the unknown. However, these days, people prefer opting for planned adventures. There are numerous destinations that host adventure activities like mountaineering, trekking, bungee jumping, rafting, paragliding, and rock climbing to cater to the growing thirst of people for adrenaline rushing thrill
5- You get great business ideas
If you are looking to be an entrepreneur and want to do something unique and different, traveling to different countries can enlighten you with a host of business ideas. The most obvious business opportunities that you can spot are a possibility of trade. If you have a strong observation and a deep understanding about people’s liking, you may be able to analyze if there is some product in your homeland that you can probably introduce to people in that country.
You may as well borrow business ideas from your travel destination country and try and implement them in your country. Over centuries, we have been seeing this happening. People who travel and have seen the other part of the world, are smarter entrepreneurs