If there is one piece of advice I could give to people today who want to live their lives with more joy, it would be to travel more. I am not referring to pre-planned trips or vacations; rather, I am referring to making the journey to a place you have never been before with an open schedule in order to allow life to show you opportunities that you could not have even imagined existed.
There are many wonderful things about traveling. It gives us a sense of wanderlust and makes us want to go to more places, experience more cultures, eat more food, and meet more people. Even though traveling is amazing, most of us think we can’t really see much of the world until we’re older. In order to get you to take the leap of faith you’ve been waiting for, I’m going to share nine wonderful benefits of traveling in order to encourage you to travel more right now.
1. You’ll discover a new purpose: “To travel is to go inside yourself.” Danny Kaye Traveling is a fantastically undervalued way to invest in oneself. You learn more about new people, cultures, and ways of life when you travel than when you live in your home country all the time. You open yourself up to new insights, perspectives, and ways of living as a result of all the newness in your life. This frequently gives people a new purpose for their lives. You might just be surprised by what you discover as a new sense of life purpose and direction if you’re feeling stuck on what your purpose is, what you want to do with your life, the career or educational path you want to pursue, or go on a trip.
2. You will have a greater appreciation for your home “All travel has its benefits. The passenger might learn how to improve his own country by traveling to better nations. Additionally, he might learn to take pleasure in bad luck. Samuel Johnson: We become more aware of and appreciative of the luxuries we have back home when we spend time away from home, especially in a place where we don’t have the same amenities, like a village in Fiji that doesn’t have electricity. I recall a time when I went to Argentina to see my cousin after she had been there for about a year. When I went to visit her around Christmastime, I gave her a new Harry Potter book and some common household items that can be found almost anywhere in Los Angeles. She was overjoyed and overwhelmed with gratitude, as if she had received the greatest present ever. People in other parts of the world, like India and Ethiopia, don’t have as much access to clean water to drink, especially when it comes from the tap. Traveling through such regions makes us really appreciate what we do have, and it frequently serves as a catalyst for initiatives to improve the quality of life for those who live there.
3. You’ll see that your home is more than just where you were born and raised. “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” Lin Yutang The more we travel, the more we come to understand that our home is so much more than the town, city, state, and even country in which we were born and raised; We become more aware of how we can coexist harmoniously and provide support to one another as we come to the realization that our home is the world, this planet. And in that state of consciousness and awareness, individuals such as those who support the charitable movement: water become fruitful.