When I was younger, the furthest I ever got from home was Amsterdam, on a day trip with my grandparents. Getting there only took two hours by train. My parents didn’t like to travel. Add to that the fact that going on holiday with five children is a lot of work and you’ll see why we stayed home every summer.
Here are the main reasons why I travel.
1. It’s challenging
Going somewhere where you don’t speak the language, and where you have no idea what direction to go in, really challenges you to think outside of the box.
2. It expands your perspective on life
Travelling to different countries, you get to know a different culture and the way people in that country see things. I think this is a great way to learn and expand the way you see the world.
3. You learn about yourself
Getting lost somewhere, or being unsure of what to do (the same reasons why travelling can be challenging) also teach you a lot about yourself. You learn how you react to different situations and often find out you can do a lot more than you thought.
4. It’s a way to escape
Let’s face it – everyone needs a break from their daily life sometimes. Travelling somewhere is a great way to get that break and not have to think about work, bills or other problems you might face.
5. You learn to appreciate what you have
Depending on where you go, you might encounter places and people that don’t have the same living standards as you do. Seeing something that’s so far removed from your own life can really make you appreciate the opportunities that you have been given.
Do you like to travel? If so, why? Or why not?