“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” – Francis Bacon
“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
Is there a reason why people like to travel? Even if it involves spending money and takes a major chunk of their valuable time? Definitely, the benefits should be more. In this article we will take a look on why people like to travel around either the globe or to a new destination near their place of residence.
In recent times, we, humans have more or less, become workaholics. Every action we do is almost the same, in other words, calculated. We rise, do our chores, go to work, spend nearly more than half of the day in work and travel, mix rarely with family members. The same process. Every day. Our body protests, the mind gets ready to scream. That is when we think of travel.
Travel to a new place just gives you a sense of delight and new sceneries. When you go with your family, the bonding gets stronger and you go outside your own set of limitations, and the comfort zone goes for a toss.
When you go to a new country, the brain and body gets activated to the fullest, as you may not know the language, but will find the way round a busy city to your favourite tourist spots.
A trip to a new place, and you will rarely know the challenges thrown at you. When you get back to your old place, a sense of satisfaction creeps in the mind because of the journey’s success. You also get to know your capabilities and weaknesses.
“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine
Benefits of Travel
Meeting new people and reacting as per their traditions is a challenge. When you go back, you have acquired a new skill.
In short, a travel trip gives you what a regular routine does not. Good scenery, new friends or people, pollution-free environment, and the most important of all – peaceful sleep and rest.
For workaholics, a trip is good both mentally as well physically. If you are one, you escape from the monotonous work and look at life with a new face.
“In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.” – Ivanka Trump
If you are a foodie, no doubt, you will enjoy traveling to other places. When you go to a new place, you find new recipes, new delicacies and new drinks that you can never get in your place although the world has become global. Asia can be described as one of the best places to try new eccentric dishes.
You can learn a new skill or get new knowledge in a trip. When you are on your own, in a completely different culture, you get the best experience. Your view of humanity gets broader as you get to know that life can be viewed in multiple dimensions.
If you are a person with a creative job profile, a trip to a new destination can give you fresh ideas and notions.
Knowledge Of The Self
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard
In a new environment, if you are all alone by yourself, you can connect to your SELF. Your mind will be stuck in a rut with the same relationships, friendships, and you will wear various masks.
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”- Seneca
Family is Family and Home Food Is Food
If you have come from a long and hazardous trip with every cell crying for rest and relief from pain, then you will understand the importance of family. And there is no food which can be better than Mother’s or spouse’s.
When you go with your spouse, the work and family demands will be none and you can bond together. A new place can reignite the sparks of love that has remained buried amidst the fulfillments of the world.
A trip can be a reason for celebration for a special event like birthday or anniversary. Or, when you life goes for a positive change – wedding.
A once-in-a-while occasion can be celebrated in a special way if you are at a new place, where every wish of yours is fulfilled. It can be the best way to have a family reunion and mark the happy moments forever.
With friends? A trip will bring back pleasant memories of the past; such as, when the friendship began and how it survived the test of time.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags to rejuvenate your life.