Why Travel the World?
There are so many reasons to travel the world. My own personal experiences has opened my eyes to new cultures and languages. I’ve met a lot of interesting people along the way. I’ve gained a new perspective on life from the experiences I’ve had traveling the world. For years I watched travel vlogs on YouTube and Rick Steves on PBS, now its my turn to actually experience these amazing places I’ve seen on screen for myself. If you’re reluctant to take the plunge and start traveling, here are my 10 reasons to travel the world.
1. You’ll Meet New People
I’ve met some amazing people while traveling. Meeting new people will add so much value to your travel experiences. You might even find out you have more in common than you initially thought.
2. You Get to Learn About Different Cultures
I didn’t know much about Swedish culture before I visited last year. But thankfully I arrived right in the middle of one of their spring festivals, giving me first hand experience of what the Swedes traditionally wore, ate and dressed like many years ago.
3. You’re Able to Learn a New Language
I’m all about embracing every country I visit. And one of the best ways to embrace a new country is by familiarizing yourself with the language. Don’t hesitate to learn the basic greetings as well as how to ask for directions or order food. If you can attend a meet-up with locals and other travelers, this is a great way to meet new people and learn more about the countries language.
4. You Can Increase Your Personal Growth
I’ve always known I had a purpose in this world, but travel has expanded that notion to another level. What better way to grow personally and professionally than to see the world and gain new perspectives on ideas and topics that are beneficial to my community and the world around me.
5. It’s Great for Your Health
Travel is not only beneficial to your physical health, but your mental health as well. If all goes well at times, many travel experiences can also be stress-relieving. Being a working wife and mother I need a break every few months to travel and experience new places. These experiences help me to stay centered and content.
6. You Can Build Your Self-Confidence
What better way to build self-confidence than to learn more about yourself and your place in the world. Reflecting on my past year of travel I can say I’m a lot more self-confident and outspoken than I was before.
7. Experience Food Different Than What You’re Used To
Food, food, food! What more can I say. I’ve eaten fermented Icelandic Shark and traditional Spanish tapas. These are expediences I’ll never forget. Travel forces you to try new things and what better place to start than while you’re on the road seeing the world.
8. You’ll be Challenged
Travel will challenge you for sure. You’ll gain patience you never even knew you had. You’re ability to communicate with others will surprise you, but these are the things that bring about personal growth.
9. It Will be Your Greatest Teacher
I’ve learned so much from traveling. It has provided me with a great way to introduce my children to the world. Travel is a great way to gain hands-on experience in culture, economics, architecture, history, language and communications. You’ll learn many things you were never taught in school, but the knowledge you gain will last forever.
10. You’ll Have Many Interesting Stories to Tell
Travel gives us the opportunity to become writers and story-tellers. I started my blog because of my travel expediencies and it has been very fulfilling sharing my travel tips and reviews with everyone on this platform.