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9 Reasons why you should travel


1. You'll make new friends from all over the world.

Friend is one of the top reasons why people travel and this video shows why. Making connections to people all over the world is easily at the top of my list of why people should travel. You’ll make great friends from around the globe and you’ll get to see things from different perspectives. For mosy who ask 'why travel', seeing new places is very closely followed by the people you meet. You’ll keep in touch with them over time, and they might even let you stay at theirs the next time you get itchy feet! You'll have the opportunity to visit their home.

2. Expand your horizons.

You can stay in your little corner of the world, or you can experience millions of other ways to live. Truly authentic travel experiences can open your mind to life’s endless possibilities. Travel allows us to do away with ignorance and prejudice, and find common ground with people who might appear to be very different from us. When you explore other countries, you start to understand why the people there might do certain things or act in certain ways. One of the most amazing things that I found out through travelling is that strangers are, more often than not, willing to help when you ask them for it.

3. You’ll see amazing new things.

You could read about the Wonders of the World online, or you can go and see them with your own eyes. Wherever you go, you’ll find incredible new things to marvel at - whether it’s the Niagara Falls, the Great Wall of China, or the pyramids of Egypt, you’ll be in awe at the magnificence of our planet. If you fancy a good picture or two for your Instagram, you’ll have no trouble finding it out in the world. When you come back home, you'll be proud of yourself, and grateful to yourself for leaving no experience behind. Trust me, it’s much better than looking at a computer screen.


4. You Learn about culture.

Not just traveling to a foreign country but also to the different parts of your own country is the best way to discern what it’s all about. You better understand how the cultures around the world vary and where the common ground lies. Differences exist in cuisines, etiquettes and lifestyle across different cultures. But in spite of the differences, you can find so many commonalities like shared love for art, nature and ancestors that bind all the different cultures together. Education is not just about learning things to make our living but also contributing towards making it a better place to live in. The understanding of diverse cultures plays a vital role in your education.

5. You learn history.

You studied about the civilizations and major historical events in your history class. All that was really cool. But nothing beats traveling to historic landmarks and exploring your way around a city’s history and culture. When you stroll through the streets and visit museums, palaces and galleries, the entire nation’s history comes out right in front of you. Learning about different dynasties, conflicts and changes is so much easier when you actually explore a nation. Most often, what we learn about history through text books is deviated from reality. Entering into a dialogue with the locals you understand history in a more accurate way.

6. You learn about today’s world.

Travel teaches you not just about the world as it was in the past but also as it is today. It’s probably the best way to truly understand the political situation, economic scenario and social structure of the world we are living in today.Our views about distant people and cultures are often influenced by what we are fed through the media. Traveling is a way to learn about them for real and not through the eyes of the media, which are often biased and prejudiced. When you begin to travel often, you fully begin to understand the underlying reasons behind why the societies of different areas are shaped in a particular way and differ from the societies in other places.


7. Try new foods.

Travelling is hungry work. You’ll probably be moving around a lot, so finding great restaurants and trying out new dishes will become your favourite pastime. You just can't beat the feeling of finally sinking into a chair after a busy day of exploring, and being served up a big plate of whatever you fancy. Speak to locals to find out how they cook certain dishes, and what ingredients they use. If you ever want to remember your favourite sights and sounds from travelling, you can use similar ingredients to cook up something new! Use the tastes and smells to remind you of your travel experiences, and take them with you.

8. Happiness.

If you’re wondering why you should travel, reasons might include increased happiness and a sunnier disposition. Want proof? Ask anyone how their last vacation was, and watch how their eyes light up. Travelling makes people happier, because it makes you grow. Your mind is stretched, your perceptions are challenged, and your perspectives change for the better. Your experiences can define your reality - what better way to shape your life than by experiencing all that the world has to offer? Once you go on your first trip, you’ll be hooked, and you’ll be better for it.

9. Learn new languages.

Language is the most powerful tool ever invented - our understanding of the world depends on our ability to describe it. Some languages have words that can not be translated to english. For example, “Fernweh” in German, “Yūgen” in Japanese, or “Solivagant” in Latin. By learning a new language, you could experience a feeling you never knew you existed. During your travels, you may only learn a few phrases - a simple “please” and “thank you”, or a “where is the bathroom?”. You might not be fluent, but learning these phrases in the local language are guaranteed to come in handy.