Go more. Experience more. Enjoy more.
Want to travel the world? Traveling has never been easier. You could be almost anywhere on the face of Earth in a day or two. This weekend, you could be kayaking in Venice or hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
It is all a matter of choice where you want to travel. Whether you’re exploring your own country or going abroad, one thing is certain – you will be back different. If you feel like it’s high time to start planning your escape, you are in the right place. For me, traveling is much more than just crossing places off the bucket list. The lessons I’ve learned while taking on unfamiliar territory left me with endless stories and connections from all
Here are my top 5 best reasons why traveling is an experience like no other.
BEST 5 REASONS WHY TO TRAVEL
When was the last time you checked your phone? Exactly.
Traveling helps to disconnect from social media and relieve the stress of everyday life. It’s all to easy to worry all the time, or to be constantly looking ahead. Luckily there’s a cure for that. Traveling encourages us to live in the moment. Whether we’re diving in Australia or trying to make Thai Massaman curry, we are in the moment, fully immersed in creating new experiences. Don’t miss on new people and new memories because you are too busy checking your Instagram.
Sit back and relax. Be open. Wonderful things happen when you don’t have every segment of your life under control.
TO MEET NEW PEOPLE
It is easy to connect with like-minded people when traveling. Strangers easily become friends on the road. If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best, you can only attract the same kind of people into your life.
Don’t worry if you’re shy. The chances are that the other person is too! Make the first move! Interesting and friendly people can be found in hostels, bookshops, cafes… When traveling on your own, join the free walking tours and stay in hostels. There are people out there craving for real connections as much as you are. Meet with the people who love what you love, whether is skating or snorkeling. Learn basic phrases of a local language. Join a cooking class. Ask that cute guy or a girl to join you for a coffee. Be brave. The time is now.
You got this. Just be yourself.
TO LEARN (THE WORLD IS YOUR CLASSROOM)
Go as many places as you can. Not only you’ll see different landscapes, but you’re going to see how people live on the other side of the world. Media can be deceiving. Social media can be deceiving. Not everything is as it seems.
People are good wherever you go, no matter what television might tell you. There are different ways of life, and to understand that there isn’t just one way to do things, broadens your horizons. Don’t try to change other people’s beliefs but rather try to understand their point of view.
Your mind is expanding through good and bad experiences. The skills you gain throughout your adventures will make you a better, more understanding and grateful person. Invest some time into seeing how other people live.
Not everyone has the privilege to travel. You do. Use all your senses. Appreciate your own home. Take in everything. Traveling is the best teacher that anyone could ever have.
TO ESCAPE THE ROUTINE
People travel for different reasons. Whether your sipping cocktails at the beach in Croatia or discovering limestone caves in Japan, at the end of the day every travel is personal. You create your own experiences by choosing the people you spend time with, activities and locations.
Somebody once said that we travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. I don’t promote travel as a tool to “escape” day to day life. Instead, I encourage a life of travels, a life full of memories. Routine is boring but essential. It’s just as exciting to return home as it is to leave for your journey. Traveling helps us to break from the routine and everyday tasks. We all need to chill from time to time, right?
Choose your destination wisely and immerse yourself in a new culture. Make more time for yourself and things you usually wouldn’t have time for. Let yourself rest. Leave your everyday bubble. Recharge your batteries to face everyday challenges as a warrior.
TO BE A HAPPIER PERSON
“Wherever you go, you take yourself with you”, Neil Gaiman says.
You can’t escape from your thoughts and emotions no matter how far you go. Money helps you to buy a plane ticket and book an awesome hotel, but it doesn’t buy happiness. Which moment will stay with you longer – buying new shoes or seeing that incredibly romantic sunset in Africa?
Create memories. See traveling as a way to make yourself even more happier rather than a shortcut to short-term happiness. Try volunteering. It will have the positive impact both on your personality and communities. Give more to receive more. New experiences can spark feelings of compassion. It will make you humble and grateful for what is already yours. It will shape you into a stronger and more confident person. Travel builds new relationships and how cool it is to have friends all over the world?
Become happy and the world around you will be a happier place.