Unless you suffer from severe homesickness, the benefits of travelling are endless. Here are a few for you to think about:
Experiencing Different Cultures
After getting over the initial culture shock, you will automatically find yourself being intrigued and fascinated by the various beliefs and customs of different people during your travels. The more you travel the further you will develop cultural sensitivity which will benefit you in all aspects of life. With globalisation, it has never been more critical to understand and respect different cultures. These experiences will enlighten you as well as being highly educational.
Understanding Yourself Better
When travelling, you will eventually find yourself out of your comfort zone. Although this subject matter will impact a solo traveller with much more depth than going with friends and family, you will still find out a lot about yourself in both scenarios. Your patience will be tested in many ways, whether it be issues with your travel arrangements to not being able to communicate in the local languages. As you overcome these obstacles, you will eventually be able to understand yourself better in regards to your tolerances and limits.
Learning A New Language
Whatever reason you decide to go on holiday it is always a good idea to get to grips with the local language(s), even if it is just a few words to get you through. However, if you plan to frequently fly to a particular country, for leisure, business or to make a permanent move it will be imperative for you to learn the local language. Learning a new language can never be a bad thing as it opens up a whole new world of people who you will now be able to communicate with and share your experiences.
Would you have guessed it? There are several health benefits related to travelling. As you explore the world your body becomes exposed to different environments which in turn allows your body to develop stronger antibodies and strengthens your immune system. In general, when you are on holiday, you will feel more relaxed therefore having lower stress levels making you happier which is always a good thing. As you explore the world it will expand your mind in many ways, all of your new experiences will allow you grow in your personal life and improve your mental health. Many people also chose to go on sports-related holidays which we will cover in future blogs.
Create Lifelong Memories
It goes without saying but at the end of each, and every one of your holidays, you will walk away with lifelong memories. Some will be captured on camera, posted on social media and some will just be imprinted in your mind forever. These lasting memories will broaden your thoughts and allow you to become a more creative, well rounded and versatile human being.