Ever dreamed of traveling around the world or wondered about your next destination? Wanted to explore New Zealand, Paris, or some magical city that you never knew its name? Then you should sit down and start making a plan!
The world is far too big to waste time on thinking instead of taking actions. It is not about directly traveling as far as possible, but more about slowly discovering the world out there. By starting to make concrete plans, it gives you the thrill of entering the plane, the bus or the train as soon as possible, and you will see, coming back from your trip will make another person out of you. So let’s count the ways …
From introvert to extrovert – Traveling definitely pushes you out of the comfort zone, not only when it is about discovering new things, but also getting in touch with the local population or other travellers. You will see, at the end, you will happily talk to strangers as if you knew them ages ago.
More self-confident – You’ve travelled around, maybe hiked some mountains, tasted food all around the world or conquered your fear of heights? In short, you did awesome things. Why wouldn’t you be more confident in your abilities? And finally… why wouldn’t you try out more when you’re back home?
Ability to adapt quicker – Going out of the comfort zone is never simple, but you will see after dealing with some missed flights, wrong buses, delays, or whatever, how to handle every single situation. Life throws you some curve balls and you hit them out of the park. Why? Because you rock.
More adventurous – Getting lost in the forest, taking a cold shower when it’s only 10 degrees outside, trying out some “strange” food and finally taking life as it comes will definitely make you more adventurous and will somehow provide some conversation input when coming back to your home country…
Down to earth – Traveling makes you more open-minded, that’s a fact. You will deal with so many more cultures, state of minds, good or hard living conditions that you will simply cherish everything that’s happening around you. You will go with the flow after you realize that at the end, anything you might be doing will work out. That’s something that can’t be learned from books, you can only pick it up on the road.
Less materialistic – While traveling, you will learn how to be a minimalist and how to appreciate small things that might happen to you. Coming home, you’ll have a better idea of what you truly need and what should be seen as unnecessary to your self-fulfillment.
Happier – While summing up all those attributes, how could you not be happier?
Being more outgoing, social, confident, and smart are all qualities that would make you more successful in everyday life. Moreover, traveling makes a better person out of you. It is all about broader knowledge, pushing your boundaries, trying out new things and becoming more open. Simply put: traveling makes you richer. Therefore, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be planning your next adventure now — whether it’s around the world or just a short trip to the nearest city