5 Reasons Why YOU Should Travel the World
Updated: Oct 12
Do you ever feel trapped in your daily routine at home? You are not alone! The mainstream 9-to-5 work life has been ingrained in our minds from a young age. Our lives are shaped by principles of growing a career, having a family, owning a house, and earning a consistent income. However, have you ever wondered if there is a deeper meaning behind all that commotion?
More often people are feeling burnt out and stressed. They feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet the endless demands of work and home. Even though work is a big part of our time, there is so much more to life than work. We don’t live to work, but we work so that we can live!
What better remedy is there than to travel? Traveling makes you feel alive again. It can become a life-changing experience that will not only revive you, but also enable you to grow as a person. Different landscapes, activities, traditions, and cultures can give you a new perspective on your life as well as on the world. The Benefits of traveling are infinite!
Find 5 Reasons Why YOU Should Travel the World in the infographic below and more details about each reason in this article! There is so much to see and explore in this beautiful world, take that opportunity to go and see.
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1. Traveling is a break from routine
Routine kills your soul, and there’s no better way to escape this than by traveling. Traveling allows you to experience something new in a different environment. Whether you are discovering a new state or a whole new continent, traveling is the perfect escape from your daily life and rejuvenates your mind, body, and soul.
Take a step back and relax. Go on that holiday you have always been dreaming about. When you get back home, you will feel recharged and motivated to take on the challenges of life!
Science has revealed that travel makes you happy! And it is not only the trip that makes you happy, but ALL THE ASPECTS of the travel experience. Whether that is planning out your journey before the actual trip takes place, exploring the new destination(s), connecting to existing friends, or making new ones along the road. You will instantly feel happier!
Besides, travel experiences are more powerful in creating happiness than any material object that exists. Investing in travel experiences brings memories that will last a lifetime. This is because when you travel you are indulging yourself in new experiences, such as meeting interesting people, learning about cultures, or exploring places you have never been to before.
We strongly believe that creating lifetime memories is why many people keep traveling. It is definitely one of the reasons we do! Not only do these memories create great stories to tell, but they also make life more enjoyable overall.
3. Traveling helps you discover who you really are
Do you know who you really are? If yes, lucky you! Some people spend a lifetime figuring this out, while others are too afraid to know or let others tell them who they are. Our path to self-discovery is often complicated and long!
Travel encourages you to get out of our comfort zone, pushing you to experience things. Every day brings new challenges to overcome. By crossing boundaries and tackling issues, you will get the opportunity to discover who you really are. Your experiences will help you to understand your strengths and weaknesses, uncover your likes and dislikes, and create new perspectives on the world and your own life. You will also have time to reflect on your life and change any aspect of it upon your return home!
However, not every travel experience is powerful and transformative. To really get to know yourself better, immerse yourself in a travel experience that will change you forever.
4. Traveling expands your horizons
One of the most important reasons why you should travel is to open your mind. As you are exposed to new places, peoples, and cultures, you will see the reality that breaks down any preconceived stereotype. You can’t know how different life is in another place until you experience it yourself. These might shift your own ideas and perspectives on the world and make you a better-rounded global citizen overall.
And maybe the kindness of strangers will eventually make you realize we are not that different after all?
This is what we learned during our year abroad studying. We believe that it doesn’t matter which race, background, or belief you come from, we all have a deep feeling of human love for each other. This connection and feeling of unity grow deeper through experiences while traveling and meeting people of different races and cultures. This is also how the story behind our logo came to be. This is the logo you also find on our travel-inspired sweaters and shirts!
5. Traveling gives you a sense of appreciation
As mentioned above, you will see the reality of a place only by traveling there yourself. You may see people in poor living conditions who struggle to survive, yet keep they keep smiling and try to enjoy every day of their lives. These experiences will make you reflect upon your own life. You will realize that some of your problems in life are ludicrous and irrelevant. It may open your eyes and help you appreciate the good in your life that you often take for granted.
When you feel stuck in your routine life, it is easy to lose sight of what you have. You don’t appreciate the simple things and forget what’s so special about your life at home. Traveling to other places may give you this fresh appreciation. Upon your return, you will feel blessed with what you have and where you live. This fresh mindset and perspective on life will help you to start focusing on the important things!
Not convinced yet? Check out our other articles that will inspire you to travel!
What do you think is the most important reason why you should travel the world? Comment below!