By- Monalisa Gogoi
The Idea is very simple and that is to travel more and buy less. I want to challenge each of you to invest and experience instead of buying more stuff. You know from a young age Exploration, Discovery and Adventure are the essential elements of the human experience, and rarely are we more alive than out discovering and exploring, so decide to see the world adventure answered.
The problem is Work, Money, and Fear. I know it sounds like a dope hip hop album but you can trust me it does not let you unpack your bag, yes we are in a nation of workaholics. if I ask many of us how you are doing including me, what will be our answers? It will be I’m busy, but we can change it to a gap holiday, make it, and deposit it to epic awesomeness to your mind, body, and your soul. The benefits of traveling are not just a one-time thing: traveling changes you physically and psychologically. Having little time or money isn’t a valid excuse.
Here are some of the main benefits of traveling. And I’m sure that once you get started, you’ll find some more yourself!
Traveling Lets You Disconnect From Your Daily Life
We tend to get so caught up in our daily lives that sometimes, by simply sticking around, we may do ourselves more harm than good. Your boss is taking over your life? Kids are driving you mad? Your parents are trying to make you live the life they want? How long do you think you can handle this pressure before you burst and everything falls apart?
Traveling Makes You Smarter
Get used to picking up new words in a different language every time you travel and you will see improvements in your brain capacities,
Even more than “just” languages, traveling helps you learn about yourself. You might run into challenging situations where you need to be resourceful and think differently. I’m sure that you will develop a new set of skills that you didn’t suspect you had within you.
Traveling Improves Your Understanding Of Other Cultures
Why we travel may differ from one person to another, but people traveling always develop empathy and a deeper understanding of other cultures.
Being more understanding and tolerant about a culture different than ours is part of being smarter, but I consider it a benefit of traveling in itself.
Traveling Allows You To Try Amazing Food
Speaking of food, I bet you’re one hell of a chef and your home meals are delicious. But there is no such thing as trying a typical local dish from another country. As you travel, you discover the real thing and discover that it’s usually very different from what you’re used to.