8 Ways Travel Makes You A Better Person
Travel is thrilling, inspiring, and most importantly, it’s super fun! We are fortunate to live in a world where travelling is easier and more affordable than ever before, and more people are doing it than ever before – an estimated 1.2 billion people travel internationally each year (pre pandemic).
While a relaxing beach vacation is nice every now and then, studies suggest that the proper type of travel — immersive, slightly demanding, and longer-term — may physically rewire your brain and change the way you see the world. It can also help you become a better person. For this week’s blog, we’re giving you 8 reasons travel will make you a better person!
Travelling Makes Us Experts At Making Friends
After travelling abroad, the idea of extending out to every person you meet appears to be a lot easier. We can relate to a wide range of people, and our newfound openness and patience comes in handy in social environments.
Many guests that have travelled on one of our tours, have made lifelong friends and keep in contact with each other to this day, regardless of what country they are from! We love hearing these stories so if you made a new travel bestie during one of our tours, post a photo on your instagram story and tag your friend and us!
Travel Makes Us Realise Who We Love And Why We Love Them
We’ve all been there: we lose contact with our family and friends back home whilst travelling. We quickly learn that our true friends and family are always there for us when we’re on the road. They don’t need to be updated on a regular basis and are always there for us when we need them!
Travel Makes Us Fearless
Travelling allows us to realise aspirations we never thought possible. Bungee jumping ? Let’s do it! Skydiving? Okay! Going to a foreign country on your own? Easy! The opportunities are endless once you take the first step out of your comfort zone.
Travel Makes Us Flexible
When we ditch the 9 – 5 routine in order to explore a world of freedom, we understand that things don’t always go as planned. Arriving in Bangkok at 7:00 p.m. does not always entail arriving at 7:00 p.m. Along the process, we learn to sit back, relax, take it all in, and expect the unexpected.
Travel Makes Us Appreciate The Important Things In Life
We travel the world with nothing but a backpack, leaving everything else behind. We just bring what we really need. It’s freeing to learn to live with only the necessities.
Travel Reveals the Bigger Picture
Packing a backpack and boarding a large jet plane transports us to another universe. We become overwhelmed by the endless range of cultures and thrill at the prospect of venturing outside our own four walls. We return to our 9-to-5 jobs, and the third-world issues that used to irritate us become insignificant.
Travel Opens The Mind
We meet a diverse range of people from all around the world when we travel. We are exposed to different cultures, languages, and lifestyles. We become accustomed to the unfamiliar and new, and we learn to welcome it with open arms.
Travel Makes Us Realise Who We Really Are
The ultimate and most significant lesson of all is that travelling causes us to reconnect with our true selves. We are surrounded by open-minded travellers who push us to be confident in our own skin. Our self-assurance permits us to travel to a new country without knowing a single soul and be content with the knowledge that a kind ‘hello’ from a passing stranger is just around the corner. Being ‘lonely’ quickly becomes ‘alone,’ and we’re fine with that!
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