Need to convince someone to travel the world with you? Why not check out this article? The benefits of travelling are endless, and sometimes you don’t even realise them. Here are the TOP 10 reasons for you to start planning your next vacation!
1. Meet new people
Being in an unfamiliar environment means there’s plenty of opportunities for you to speak to people you normally wouldn’t approach, such as to ask for directions. This is an excellent opportunity for you to practice socialising. Especially when language barriers come into play, it’s even more of a challenge, but this way you’ll learn even more.
Thankfully, social media has made it possible to keep in touch with people over long distances now, so the friendships you make while travelling can last forever.
2. Explore different cultures
You can read all you want about another country online, or hear one of your friends praise it endlessly over and over again, but you’ll never know how it’s truly like there until you personally visit for the first time. To understand a country’s culture, you have to be fully immersed in it. But once you figure it out, you’ll find that you’ve opened yourself up to a whole new world.
Saint Augustine once said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.” Travelling the world broadens your perspective on many things in life that you may not even have thought of back at home.
3. Gain new knowledge
Even if you know close to nothing about a country’s language, you’ll inevitably pick up some useful words and phrases from your stay there. If you’re trying to master a particular language, it also helps to visit a country that speaks it. One of the fastest ways you can learn a language is to surround yourself with it.
Other than languages, there’s also much more knowledge you can acquire from travelling. For example, you could learn more about the history of a town from the locals. Or, you could learn about how it’s like to live in a countryside village instead of a big city.
4. Become more open-minded
Travelling answers your questions. It is undoubtedly hard for most of us to imagine how it feels like to live in a small and tranquil town in Scandinavia, for instance. Everything would be such a stark contrast to how life is like back in our bustling city of Singapore, where there is hardly ever a moment of silence.
We all see the world in a certain way, especially if you’ve lived for many years in Singapore. But the truth is that there is much more out there for us to explore. After travelling, you may come home with a new point-of-view and a new mindset in your life.
5. Create memories for life
In the future when you sit down with your grandchildren, you’ll be able to tell them all about your journeys to different parts of the world. The memories you make while abroad, whether alone or with your loved ones, will stay with you forever.
If you’re ever in a situation where you have to impress a group of people, which isn’t that uncommon, telling them about your special encounters during a trip is sure to generate interest. It’ll make you a more interesting person overall.
6. Boost your confidence
Surviving in an unfamiliar environment while travelling is certainly tough, but that’s how you’ll learn the fastest. Once you figure out how to be your best self in a foreign land, you’ll feel much more confident about yourself by the time you head back home too.
Stepping out of our comfort zones is how we can work to improve ourselves as people, and travelling is the perfect opportunity to do that. Going abroad is a challenge in itself, but it produces great outcomes if you know how to make the best of it.
7. Realise how big our world is
Singapore is tiny, and most of the time we don’t have much exposure to the outside world. Travelling gives us a chance to broaden our horizons and realise that there is much more to life than what we have on our Little Red Dot.
Nowadays, the media likes to paint certain countries in different colours, causing most of us to have a set perspective on a place and its people. And what better way is there to dispel those myths than to travel to those countries to find out for ourselves?
8. Relax and have fun
Sometimes you just need a weekend off. Or two weeks off. Either way, travelling will always be a solution. Sometimes, a vacation can mean simply doing absolutely nothing and escaping from the troubles of the real world for a few days.
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If you’re a thrill-seeker, your idea of relaxing might be slightly different. It may involve hiking mountains and surfing the ocean. But the idea is still the same – do something you love that will help you rejuvenate your mind and body, no matter where it is.
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9. Appreciate home
There’s no better feeling than finally getting to sleep in your own bed after a long journey. Once you reach home, you’ll realise that you’ve missed some things you never thought you’d ever miss. And that’s when you’ll learn to treasure your home.
Scott Fitzgerald once said, “It’s a funny thing about comin’ home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You’ll realize what’s changed is you.” Some people travel because they want a change of scenery. But when it’s time to return, you’ll find yourself looking at your old surroundings in a new light, thanks to the experience and knowledge you’ve gained along the way.
10. Discover more about yourself
Discovering something new during your travels could grant you a new sense of purpose in life. You’ll start to find new meaning in your everyday actions.
Maybe you’ll learn that you find happiness in trying new things, or meeting new people, or going to new places. It’ll certainly make your life more joyful and worth living.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your next trip now!