“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”
Have you ever wondered why looking into the horizon from the top of a hill soothes your insides like you’re eating strawberry ice-cream after a very spicy meal? Or why sitting on the beach with the water lapping at your feet lets you unravel your deepest thoughts about your hopes and dreams for the future? Or how meeting new people in a place you’ve never been before sometimes helps you build relationships that last you a lifetime?
It’s the magic of travelling, one that will stay with you for as long as you want.
Travelling has the power to transform your life and we can prove it.
1. You learn a lot about life.
No matter how many books you’ve read or how many stories you’ve heard, it is the experiences that teach you the best lessons in life. There is nothing like stepping out of your comfort zone only to realize that no matter how old you get, there are so many new things to learn and experience.
2. Travelling helps you gain new perspective.
Travelling broadens your horizons; you find value in getting lost. There is so much more to experience that is not mentioned in any of the guide books you swear by. Every encounter and every expedition will change the way you perceive situations.
3. You realize that ‘price’ and ‘value’ are two different things.
The price you end up paying for a trip depends on how big you plan. But the value that trip gives you, in the form of memories and experiences is priceless. What you will remember ten years down the line is not how much you spent for a trip, but how many new and exciting experiences you gained from it.
4. You become a storyteller.
A wise man once said, “Travelling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” You will start developing interest for other lifestyles and will eventually gain the curiosity to reach out to them. In the end, you will have a lot of amazing stories to share and brighten someone’s day.
5. You absorb history and different cultures.
Each culture has its treasures and an interesting history behind it. There is nothing like living amongst people of different cultures and getting a chance to experience the diversity.
6. You find beauty in small things.
Travelling will make you appreciate the little things in your everyday life. You come back as a different person. A home cooked meal will mean much more to you than ever before. Seeing a statue in the neighbourhood will remind you of something you saw while travelling. It’s the small things that will leave a smile on your face.
7. Travelling creates meaningful relationships.
Be it travelling with your friends or family, or people you bump into on the way; those relationships become stronger to last a lifetime. You explore new things about your travel partners. You share priceless moments and come back with a stronger and deeper connection. People you meet while on the road become some of the most valued names on your contact list.