Whether one is traveling for just a few days nearby or for longer stretches in far-flung countries, there are many benefits of traveling:
- Self-reliance/independence: this is especially true for solo travelers. You gain confidence and valuable life experience as you must often make decisions on-the-fly and will be responsible for all aspects of your trip.
- Recharge: whether lazing on a beautiful beach, glitzing it up in a cosmopolitan city, or tackling a rugged hike, travel is a great way to recharge mentally and physically. Breaking up the monotony of day to day life alone will lead to renewed energy. It’s a form of self care that not only benefits the traveler, but often those in their lives too.
- Learning and connection: travel gives a chance to expand our experience and perception of the world. Experiencing new places allows us to connect with other personalities and cultures. As Mark Twain famously said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness”
Thanks to Raffaella from WanderstruckElla for the beautiful intro.
We asked different people from different field about why they see a traveling experience is important and here are there response:
Having Different Experiences
Some people travel to taste world-class food cuisines, have the best picture-perfect views and stay in resorts, but for me, the biggest benefits of travelling are the people. On the road, the people you meet offer a new perspective on travelling and could possibly alter your worldviews on life. Travelling in places like Iran and Central Asia, it was easy to connect with locals and talk to them on the road as they offered stories and gems of places that they had grown up and found a special connection within these areas — the conversation became fluid and before I knew it I received a deep dive in the country’s culture, it’s people, values and their beliefs. It changed the way I approached travel and stripped away the idea of having the perfect travel itinerary.
The benefits of people-focused travelling makes it comfortable to talk to strangers and keeps you wanting to be more spontaneous in life. People have opened up their homes, taken me to new places and hills that I find myself dreaming of revisiting again and again. The openness makes travel all the more beautiful, interesting and meaningful!
by Pashmina, outdoor adventurer and remote travel writer, TheGoneGoat.com
Get More Fulfillment
I travel for fulfillment and to learn about the world. Enveloping myself in new cultures and sites has helped me better understand the world around me.
Some benefits of traveling include becoming more accepting of other cultures, having an open mind to those with different opinions, and developing a greater sense of appreciation for where I came from.
I have traveled to Maui and a 14-day tour around Italy. Both of these trips made me learn more about who I am, what I value, and what I want to do with my life.
One of the greatest benefits of traveling is the inspiration it gives me to change the world and be the best me I can be! Specifically, my trips have inspired poems I have written and that were later published in my book, Earthly Thoughts.
Thanks to Arianna Kaminski from Ariannakaminski.
More Personal Growth
There are many benefits of traveling. Firstly, it allows people to learn about different cultures and customs. By experiencing different ways of life, people can develop a better understanding of the world and its inhabitants. Secondly, traveling provides opportunities for personal growth. By pushing oneself out of one’s comfort zone and trying new things, people can gain new skills and experiences that help them grow as individuals. Additionally, traveling is a great way to build memories that will last a lifetime.
You Never Regret That Penny
I am passionate about the benefits of travel – I recently was telling my husband that from my penny pinching backpacking through Europe days to my world travelling as the founder of a globally recognized PR and media company – I have never, ever, ever regretted a penny I have spent on travel. Since then I have posed that question to many people, asking them if they ever regretted money spent on travel – and not a single one has. I saw something on the internet not long ago that I agreed with too – it said, do you think that on your death bed you will regret not having bought more stuff, a newer this, or a better that? Or do you think you might regret the places you never went – the things you always wanted to see but never did? Those are the answers – what is the value of travel, irreplaceable experiences, understandings of other people, other cultures that can bring both new appreciation and new questions to the way you yourself live, the potential of learning new things, trying new foods – the sights, sounds, smells of another place on the planet .
Thanks to Tracy Lamourie from Lamourie Media.
Understanding Different Methods Of Living
For me, the biggest benefit of traveling is experiencing what life is like outside of what I know. Being able to see how people live in different countries, including walking new landscapes, eating the foods, taking part in other cultures and social customs, and witnessing the ways people treat each other in different societies allows me to compare and contrast my own experiences and learn that there are other ways to live – good and bad.
Understanding how people live in different climates and cultures helps us learn, grow, and develop compassion for each other and ourselves.
Thanks to Suzanne Casamento.
It Gives You The Experience To Know Some New Apps
And for that tip, we wanted to give some examples of great apps that you can use while traveling. We asked some traveler about their best traveling apps and here are the responses:
With a vast food library, barcode scanner, recipe importer, restaurant log, food insights, calorie counter, and so much more, MyFitnessPal is a powerful application.
MyFitnessPal makes it simple to track your nutrition to lose weight, change your eating habits, or simply hold yourself accountable.
Although the app is free, a premium subscription costs $9.99 per month or $49.99 per year and unlocks extra features like thorough meal analysis, training regimens, and more customization possibilities.
This application easily allows you to track the calories of high protein food like protein pancakes or protein powders. You can even calculate the calories of mass gainers and various nutritious meals during your trips while using this app.
Thanks to Laura! Laura is a frequent traveler and food blogger. She likes to share her discoveries with others and that’s why she started her blog juliescafebakery.com.
Get You Guide App
The best mobile app for planning activities on the trip is GetYourGuide.
It shows you everything that destination can offer you, fast tickets, guided tours, half-day trips – everything! Every activity includes details about the meeting point, routes, as well as ratings and comments.
What I also use for planning my trips is Trello.
It is actually an organizational tool for various purposes, not only travels. You can easily make your to-do lists, checklists, set deadlines, and it sends you a notification when the deadline for some “task” is near.
I Exit app
The best traveling app that I’ve used for road trips is iExit. Billed as your interstate pitstop finder, it’s invaluable to find what is on the road ahead. I use it to gauge the safety of gas stations, as well as how much further to the next rest top, or even state line. You can search for your favorite restaurants. The app recognizes your direction (northbound, southbound, etc.) and show the exits in your direction accordingly. I use it every single time I’m on the road.
Thanks to Tonya Denmark, creator of Detail Oriented Traveler, is an expert in planning more travel and helping busy families get the most out of their vacation.
When I am traveling, I love to explore the amazing outdoors a country has to offer. However, that isn’t always easy, especially if you are visiting a country where you don’t speak the language.
But thanks to the AllTrails app, I can have quick access to any nearby hiking, running, mountain biking, and off-roading trails. The app gives you a summary of the trail, including where you start and finish, duration, and elevation gained.
It is also a community where other outdoor enthusiasts can record and log their experiences, so you can get personal opinions on whether a certain outdoor endeavor is perfect for you.
Whenever I feel like I need a slice of the outdoors while I am traveling, I just hop on AllTrails, find a trail that fits my abilities, and then put on my athletic shoes! It is that easy!
This is why AllTrails is one of my favorite travel apps! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Thanks to Sean from LivingoutLau.
And finally, that makes the end of our article about the benefits of traveling. Traveling is full of adventures, tricks, new experiences and inspirations. It gives you the chance to live multiple lives in only one life.
We also talked about some traveling apps that travelers think are great and beneficial for their journeys. Let us know what you think in the comments.
Dorian Rossini is a French musician. He has a number of albums out, and he also likes to upload them to YouTube and Spotify. He is also incredibly popular on social media. His two most popular albums are “Religion” and “Starmania.” Dorian was born on December 13, 1990 in Paris, France to a jazz singer and a kindergarten teacher. He was raised in a Christian home, and is now an avid music lover.