From my perspective, travelling is not only a hobby, but more like a way of life. Sadly, travelling does involve money, the good news is that you can travel cheap and smart. But if you don’t have time to plan your trip, then obviously you will spend some money on accommodation, tickets and so on. Here are five reasons why you SHOULD invest in travelling:
Travelling is a way of life
Just as I previously mentioned, travelling can be a way of life. Every time you feel tired and in need to charge your batteries, you can always travel. It helps you forget about things and focus more on your creative side and to unleash the discoverer in you. That’s why spending your savings on travelling is way better than buying an ultra-expensive iphone or a new vacuum cleaner.
Meet new people
Yes, while travelling you will obviously meet new people. The good part about this is that you always get to learn from other people’s experiences, make new friends and make new connections all over the world. While travelling I’ve met people from the US, Mexico, India, France etc. Even though I was a shy kid, I’m actually quite eager to meet new people and learn more from their experiences.
Experience new cultures
Ah yes, one of my favorite parts about travelling is that you always get to experience new cultures. I’m always eager to try local beer and food, learn about traditions and way of life in that location. My life is not the same after trying the famous pastel de nata in Portugal or after trying Belgian beer. Uh, and don’t get me started on the culinary gems of each country that I’ve been to.
You will learn after you travel more than international experiences can actually change you, in a good way. You get to learn more about yourself, meditate more on life and you will almost forget how life in the comfort zone is. The more you travel, the better you become and the more you realize that damn, you would actually like to live the rest of your days in that magical city you’ve just been to.
Become a citizen of the world
After travelling to several countries, your thirst to explore and discover won’t stop there for sure. You will get more and more excited for your next trip and you always fantasize that you would actually love to have a job that involves travelling (to be discussed in a future article). Travelling will make you open-minded for sure, you won’t be scared and you will always want to do more.
Dare to live your life as you envision. Dare to live your wildest dreams. Be kind. Be happy. Be You. Someone wise once said “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” So just go for it! 🙂