Travel. It’s one of those things which we um and ah about, wondering how, if and when we can do it.
Here are 5 reasons why the excuses need to stop!
Travel is an experience like no other
Travel is one of the most nourishing and enriching experiences a person can have. There’s nothing like jumping on a flight, zooming through the clouds and landing in an area completely un familiar.
From different cultures, foods, surroundings and communities, each destination can offer something completely new, only resulting in your knowledge of the world and the growth of yourself.
Travel is something that everyone should experience at some point, because staying in one place your entire life is just madness. There’s a whole world waiting to be explored and the perfect trip is there at your fingertips.
City break? Tropical paradise? Forest getaway? Take your pick!
Time is not guaranteed
Why do we wait so much? We act like we have tomorrow, next week and next year to start and accomplish things, but that time isn’t guaranteed. The only time we have is right now, right this second, and the rest… who knows?
Dreams, goals and adventures should never be put on hold and they should always be at the forefront of our minds, because those are what make us the most happy, right?
Of course, there will always be worries, doubts, obstacles and reasons why we put things off, but that’s when time is sadly taken for granted.
Start working towards what you want now because adventure awaits! Anything can be accomplished with determination, passion and focus.
Wake up your mind
Stepping out of what you know to be normal can be hugely beneficial to the mind. Whether you’re in a creative rut, you feel lost for direction or you simply want an exciting change, waking up in a different country with different surroundings and experiences can help you to see things from a completely different angle.
I sometimes feel that it’s easy for us to slip in to a robotic life, doing what we think is right, when really, it’s only when we push ourselves to live the life we want, that we realise what we’ve been missing.
Travel has a great way of expanding us, giving us that wake up call we need.
If you’re like me, living in one spot and walking the same streets every day can get boring pretty quickly. It makes me feel restricted, like I’m not taking full advantage of the world at my feet. Do you ever feel that way?
Having a base to call home is great, but stepping out of that once in a while is important. Imagine the amount of adventure out there… it’s impossible to comprehend!
Living in a world which has 195 countries is simply crazy, and means that the list of adventures can never really come to an end.
What do you fancy? Wine in Paris? To zip wire through the jungle in Mexico? To ride horses through the mountains in Norway? … You have a lot to choose from!
Uncovering the real you
Many of us seem to think that there’s only one way of living, and sometimes it just takes one person to open the curtains and reveal a whole new world, one that you never thought really existed. That person is me, here, telling you to travel someplace!
Choosing to explore that new world can show you a brand new side to yourself. It’s so important to seek discomfort and step out of your comfort zone because that’s when magical discoveries are made and the truth is unveiled! That little box of safety we all have doesn’t allow growth.
Whether you go on a 6 month travel trip or even book a couple of holidays for the year, all travel contributes to self discovery.
The world is a beautiful place. Happy exploring!