By Genevieve Ananti
No man is an Island, and that’s why you have people surrounding you; but you only lived 10 percent of your life if you are yet to travel places in the world. Life is once a life time and you better live it than exist a life time.
Learning a whole new different things
“To learn is to grow, when you stops learning, you stop growing.”
Learning is a strong reason why people love to travel. They want to experience something new, different and leave with new skills or knowledge.
People may travel to learn something specific: a new language, a new cuisine, aspects of a different culture, or a deeper appreciation of faith or spirituality. As a bonus, they will take away more than their specific goal. They will discover totally different ways of doing things. They will also gain awareness of new customs, cultures, people and places. Every destination has something unique to teach visitors, and immersing themselves in a completely different world is the best learning experience.
Travel means adventure
Zip-lining over the jungle canopy in Peru, successfully navigating the maze-like streets of Venice, bartering for the best price in the traditional markets of Marrakech, taking a speedboat ride in New Zealand, or hopping in a Land Rover , heading out to watch animals grazing in Tanzania, tasting different local foods and nightlife in Nigeria: these are adventures worth having. People are hardwired for the excitement of adventure and travel may just be the best way to tap into it.
Getting in touch with yourself
Getting away from home gives you the opportunity to reflect on your life. You have the needed time and space to let your mind wander and take stock. Traveling is one of the best ways to learn more about you.
Every day traveling brings a new set of issues and opportunities. The way you handle those also gives you insight into who you are. You’ll come home knowing yourself better, and with a fresh perspective on what you want out of life. The experience will change your life.
Appreciating your life
When you are stuck in your daily life, it’s easy to lose sight of what you have. Your eyes are closed to those things special around you.
Exploring another place will give you a fresh appreciation for your hometown, country and “real life.” Once you’re back, you will feel lucky to live where you do. You will see that there is no place like home.
Building and strengthening relationships
The shared experience of travel brings people together. A family getaway, a romantic trip, or long weekend with the girls or guys can strengthen important bonds.
With the demands of today’s lifestyle, and relatives spread across the country and world, families don’t have much time together. Travel is an opportunity to connect with each other. It may even smooth over any family grudges and build happier relationships.
That travel could be grandparents, parents and children together on a Caribbean cruise.
Couples, too, need to bond with each other away from home and work demands. Sharing travel experiences can ignite fresh sparks that last long after the couple returns home.
Travel is a special way to deepen friendships as well. Whether it’s a quick ski break with co-workers or a week-long sun-and-sand getaway with your high school gang, travel will remind you why you became friends with them in the first place, and how good it is to spend focused time together.
Expanding your perspective
Another reason why people love to travel: it helps open your mind. You realize that there’s no one way to live life. Meeting people from other places will show you that your world view isn’t the same as everyone else’s.
You can’t imagine how different life is in another place until you see for yourself. Everything from work to family to beliefs to interests is not what you might expect from your own experience. The different setting will also help you discover and consider fresh ideas you hadn’t thought of before. You’ll come home with different notions and possibilities.
By being exposed to new places, people and cultures, you will develop a wider world view. And that will make you a better-rounded global citizen. It’s a great reward and big reason why people love to travel.
It makes you more confident and independent
Travelling will inevitably make you more independent and confident. You will realise that you can cope with a lot of unexpected situations. You will realise that you can survive without all that help that is always available for you at home. You will likely find out that you are much stronger and braver than you have expected.
Travel creates meaningful relationships
People you meet while on the road become some of the most valued names on your contact list. They become places on the map to visit later on. These folks give you a glimpse outside your hometown circle of friends, and force you to take in new and refreshing perspectives, and ultimately realize that everyone is the same.