According to Wikipedia, “‘travel’ is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.”
Many people travel for various reasons, may they be for leisure, business and the like, but what you may not realize is that traveling imbues you with a multitude of benefits:
First, traveling opens your eyes and lets you experience the world from numerous fresh perspectives. You get to live life from the eyes of a person of a different nation. Mary Anne Radmacher once said, “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” It also allows you to be exposed and acquainted with different cultures.
Second, traveling gives you a sense of adventure. It heightens your curiosity for the unknown and allows the discovery of the awesome things about the world outside your comfort zone.
Third, it teaches you to be grateful for not only the blessings you have at home but also for nature’s wonders teeming all around you. These include diverse and beautiful, jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring surroundings, landforms, locations and the like which can only be found here on planet Earth.
Fourth, it teaches you to appreciate the impeccable feats of humanity when it comes to building and making all sorts of impressive things such as entire nations, ornate structures, relationships, history, their own reputation and finding meaning out of their lives.
Fifth, it gives you a distinct idea of who you are. By means of learning about the world and gaining more insights and knowledge about what you’ve seen and experienced, you can clearly identify how they affect you – your beliefs, experiences, stances and behavior - as a person.
As you can see, these are only some of the various benefits to be gained from traveling. If you are traveling anywhere soon, there are several online sites where you could book your flight or hotel. You may find the best travel deals if you do your research patiently.
Contributed by Hannah Krystelle Del Rosario