Imagine yourself being a school kid. When you arrive home after school, suddenly your parents tell you “Pack your bags, kid. We’re going to travel overseas!” Even without knowing where you’ll go, you still jump for joy. Why is that so? Well, that’s because you’re going to TRAVEL!
Everyone loves to travel. There are countless reasons for it. And with it, comes the infinite number of benefits. I am pretty sure you will agree to this, won’t you? Well, let me list down the some of the benefits you’ll gain from traveling.
Expand Your Perspective
When it’s your first time traveling, you’ll realize that the outside world is simply amazing. You’ll understand that things are much beautiful when you step out of that teeny weeny shell of yours. When you step foot on foreign land, you’re certainly bound to meet new people, new friends, new experiences, etc. These will unlock that little rusty chain in your brain which is preventing you from broadening your mind. So, go out and explore. Discover the world. Gain new perspectives. Experience new cultures. Only by doing so will you get to take a few steps back and ponder about life. Only by doing so will you get to see the world in ways we would never be able to comprehend in our home countries.
The Grass Is Not Always Greener on the Other Side
“What? Just a plate of Japanese curry rice cost me US$10?!” “Why are cigarettes in Australia so expensive?” “Buying alcohol in Iceland is the same as purchasing a pair of Nike Air Zoom running shoes.” Or maybe you’re about to pay for a bus fare in Oslo, but instead of expecting to pay pennies, you got slapped with a fee which you could have used to purchase that ‘Middle East Travel Guide’ Lonely Planet e-book. To those of you who frequently travel, you may have experienced the same thing. When you visit other countries, you’ll find out that you’ll get a deeper appreciation for home. The difference in lifestyle will make you feel blessed with the place where you belong.
Embrace Mother Nature
Drag yourself out of the urban jungle and go for glacier trekking, mountain climbing, whale-watching, etc. Travelling is an excellent opportunity for you to learn and discover all of the beautiful things that Mother Nature could teach us. It also has the potential to heal you in more ways than you can imagine. So the next time you aren’t feeling productive in the office, apply for a few days off and go travel.