Travel is good for you
If you are not a regular traveler and you listen to other people’s travel stories, the adventures, and the thrills, you would ask yourself if that is what you want or not. You would wonder if you should travel or not, and if you should, why should you? Traveling is not only a fun experience, but it also has many deeper benefits relating to your body and the mind. Out of the infinite benefits of traveling, here are few that The Art of Travel is highlighting for you ,making you realize why you should travel.
Change from your regular lifestyle
“If we were meant to stay in one place, we‘d have roots instead of’(Rachel Wolchin) is one of my favorite quotes. If we are staying at a place forever with a fixed job and a discrete daily routine, our mind begins to become bored and looks for a change from the tiring daily routine. The fun job doesn’t seem so fun anymore, and spending time with the family in the same old house seems tiring after a long day at work.
This is where traveling comes into play. When we take short trips now and then, even if they last for a day or two, our mind gets to visit new places and do new things. We get a break from the regular boring lives we are supposed to live, and we freshen up a bit. This is a major advantage of traveling. It helps calm our mind and soothe us psychologically. And when we come back home to the same old hard job, we have a new found energy to throw and it and go with it all over again. Therefore, it is a major reason for why you should travel.
New Places and Things
There is absolutely no one who doesn’t like to try on new things. We like to try out new food, wear new clothes, and in the same way, travel to new places. When we travel, we not only get to explore a new place, but there is so much more we can do. There is the local culture, the traditions, the food. Oh the food! You get to explore so many new things and get a taste of freshness in you. This is another main reason for why you should travel.
Some people keep traveling from one place to another only for this particular reason. They love trying out the new foods and looking at various cultures and lifestyles. If you try it out, you would realize that it is a very fun thing to do.
Expansion of Knowledge
If we remain static at one place, our knowledge of the dynamic world is limited to our house, or town, or at most the country. We don’t get to know how the entire world functions, and the difference in functioning of one place from another.
However, when we travel, we get a whole new outlook on life. We learn so many things that it expands our knowledge exponentially. If we are traveling to some distant city, we learn about its history, the monuments, and the geography of the area. If we are taking adventure trips in the wildlife or trekking, we learn about the wildlife and the beauty of nature.
Making new friends
Even though social media platforms are trying their best that we meet more and more people without moving from our couch, meeting people face to face is still the best, and the adequate way of interacting with people. And traveling makes sure you meet plenty of new people and make several new friends.
When we travel to a new place, the native population tends to be nice to tourists. We meet various new people while touring around, eating food, staying in the hotel, or literally while doing anything we do at the new place. These people not only help you get over the difficulties which you are facing in your travel to their country, but in many cases also turn out to be great long term friends. Hence, if you ever get to ask yourself why should you travel, think about all the cool friends you would make.
Respect for Home
Traveling not only gives you the fun and excitement of exploring new places, but it also instils in you a greater respect for your home than you already have. When you don’t go anywhere and just stay at your home, you begin to become lousy and find that everything around you is dull. You begin to feel that your home is boring and nothing good happens where you live. But all of this changes when you travel.
When you travel, you realize that even though you felt home was boring, you are still missing it. Often traveling takes you to new places that are even worse than where you live. This makes you realize how lucky you are to be born where you were. And many a times you would be at places far better. These would help you in improving your home for a better standard of living. Basically, it all will end well.
Categorised in: Reasons to Travel
This post was written by Rishab Bansal