“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
― Augustine of Hippo
Travel. Don’t you absolutely love it? Be it a week-long, or a month-long trip, you will always gain something from it. It doesn’t have to be a trip abroad – a little vacation in your own country can be amazing too. It enriches you, opens your mind to various things and helps you become a better person. As they say, not all who wander are lost. So here are 5 ways why travel is good for you:
1. You learn. A lot. :
Sometimes, visiting a place teaches you more than geography in school ever could. A lot can be learned about the history of a place, the culture, and the people just by looking around, asking the locals and just observing everything. When you come back home, you come back much more knowledgeable.
2. You make friends :
Friendly talks with the locals can go a long way. You never know, you might find a lifelong friend in one of them. Interaction with the locals will help you know more about the country you’re visiting. Sometimes, there will be a language barrier. How you overcome it and communicate with them will make for great stories!
3. New experiences :
The experiences you might have in a new place can be good or even bad. But when you deal with them, you’ll find yourself much more confident than before. Such events will stay with you forever. Take some risks too! Don’t be afraid to go jet skiing or zip-lining. Visit all the places with historical value and know the fascinating tales behind it. Because of your interesting and unique stories, you will definitely be the life of any party you visit in the future.
4. You reflect :
You will eventually get some alone time and you will be able to think clearly. During the time you travel, you won’t have the tension of going to work tomorrow, or submitting that assignment later. You’re on vacation. Of course, even when you’re travelling for work related stuff, make sure to take some time off and just breathe. You’re in a beautiful place with bustling energy. Take it all in.
5. You become happy:
Travelling makes you happy. You return home a much wiser, rejuvenated and happier person. You’re all set to get back to your daily grind – but now, you’re a slightly different person than you were before.
If you haven’t travelled before, I urge you to go ahead and plan something. Your trip can be all by yourself or with your whole family. Just travel.
“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
― Anita Desai
What are some places you would like to visit? Which places have you already visited? Do let me know in the comments!