Traveling is one of the most important things to do in your whole life. It inspires your soul and changes a lot in your decisions. That being said, We asked some travelers about the benefits of traveling and here are our results:
First, Why Should You Travel?
Traveling is important for both entertainment purposes and for your soul. We asked some travelers why they think traveling is important and here their responses:
1. It Opens Your Kids Eyes To The World
My husband and I traveled long before kids and once they came, we knew we wanted to keep traveling, show them the world, and have experiences as a family. We moved abroad for one year when our kids were ages 4, 1, and 1. And we have traveled with them since our oldest was three months old.
The benefits of traveling with kids are many, including opening their eyes to the world, experiencing new cultures, learning to try new things and take risks, learning geography, and being exposed to world languages, among a few. We also are teaching our kids that having experiences is more important than things, and we have so many lasting memories as a family. Whether it is learning to ride a horse at a dude ranch, taking a family Calisson making class in the south of France, touring the Tower of London, and still remembering all we learned, this has come from our travels. In addition, our oldest has been able to name most flags of the world since he was in third grade – something many adults can’t do. Now 13, he has a solid understanding of geography and knows a lot about world cultures, and is able to make connections in school, all from our family travels.
There are so many benefits to traveling with kids, not to mention just enjoying family time together.
This quote was provided by Keri Baugh, Travel writer at Bon Voyage With Kids.
2. Travel is Good for Your Mental Health
‘Staycations’ may provide a reprieve from routine, but taking a trip somewhere new is better for you. That’s because travel is good for your mental health. Not only does travel bring a much-needed change of scenery, but being away offers a temporary escape from your worries. As a result, it relieves stress and uplifts your mood. When you immerse yourself in a new culture, you make memories and connect with others. Plus, being active and present can feel euphoric! Better still, when you return, the change in perspective helps you find broader context in the world to create a more hopeful outlook for the longer term.
This quote was provided by Jackie Gately, the founder of Enjoy Travel Life.
3. Outdoors Are Important For Your Pets
If you are planning to let your cat spend time outdoors in later life make sure they get plenty of exposure to the outdoors in their first year of life. This is the time when they learn the most and exposure to the outdoors and all its stimuli at this early age will prepare them well for later life.
This quote was provided by Anthony Duggan from Kitty Insight.
4. Traveling Disconnects You From The Stress
Disconnecting to recharge is one of the finest things you can do for your mental health every now and then, especially if you’re a busy college student with an evening job or a young professional working 12 hours a day.
Working or studying for days, weeks, or months at a time might help you achieve where you want to go. You do, however, have a respite from chronic stress every now and then. If you don’t, you might end up with burnout, depression, anxiety, and a slew of other issues.
Staying local or take a solitary trip to somewhere distant and peaceful if traveling to a foreign nation or seeing a new culture doesn’t sound like a genuine escape from regular life and its stressful conditions. The most crucial thing for you to do is relax. That’s both a health benefit and a travel advice in one!
5. Curing Burning out.
To me, it’s because taking a few days off to go somewhere far away is the best cure for burnout.
I’m sure you know what I’m referring to. That feeling of robotically following the same schedule day in, day out. The safety of it all, the predictability of it all. The desire to escape, if only for a few days. And most importantly, that loss of will and productivity.
Nothing helps set you right better than a nice trip away. Everyone needs a break every once in a while – some time to let go of your daily worries and recuperate in peace. That’s why I think travelling whenever possible is greatly beneficial.
This quote was provided by Patrick Sinclair from Allhomerobotics.com
6. Trying New Things
Nearly 18 months ago, my wife and I made the decision to travel around Eastern Europe. Originally, it was meant to be Asia, but then the pandemic happened, so we settled on Eastern Europe instead. For me, there are two reasons for this. The first is to experience new things. We’ve seen some amazing places, and done some cool things. For example, I started snowboarding 2 months ago. But more than this, it’s also about saving more money to invest in my business. Life here is a lot cheaper compared to the western world, and we’re still in the start-up stage, so I’m able to invest more to get it going.
Thanks to Ravi Davda, CEO of Rockstar Marketing for providing this quote.
7. Making Friends All Over The World
Traveling has exposed me to meeting people from different races, cultures, and ethnicities from all around the world. I am one of those lucky few who were able to make amazing new friends from all around the world. The more I travel, the more people I meet and the more I get to develop a personal network of like-minded individuals to share stories and perspectives.
8. Boosts Confidence
During my last trip to India, my taxi took a side street and, I found myself in a gloomy slum. I tried asking the locals for directions and they took me to the neighborhood chief, who looked like a gangster. I was frightened at first because I was all alone in an unknown place and I couldn’t rely on my friends, family or even language skills. Overcoming this stressful situation, turned this scary story into an adventure which helped boost my confidence and taught me how to cope with unexpected situations.
9. Reduces Stress
One of the most important benefits of traveling is that it helps reduce my stress levels. Traveling helps me temporarily disconnect from my normal routine and helps me appreciate the people and things I have around. As the saying goes “We never know what we have until we lose it
Thanks to Kevin Mercier, Founder at kevmrc.com for providing the above 3 benefits.
10. Fulfill You Needed Stimulation And Enrichment
Like animals in a zoo, humans need stimulation and enrichment in order to feel fulfilled and happy in their lives, and I think that one of the best ways to achieve this is to travel. Changing your surroundings, giving yourself something new to look at and process is great for the mind, both physically and emotionally. Whether you’re traveling for work or for pleasure, getting out of your comfort zone or your own little bubble can be incredibly beneficial simply because you get to see different things.
Thanks To Thalita Ferraz From Herbones.
And finally this is the end of our article about the benefits of traveling and why should travel in 2022.