Why you should spend all your money on travel experiences
You travel further not to see better places, but to better see and understand yourself.
Travel is a truly beautiful thing that teaches you endless messages and forces you to grow in unbelievable ways.
Never boring (except your companions are a total bore), and it faultlessly offers lesson after lesson. Travel draws you out of your comfort zone to educate you in ways you never even knew existed.
Here's why travel should be your greatest investment
1. It helps you build memories
It has been scientifically proven that people who spend their money on experiences rather than things are happier. Experiences create memories that last a lifetime, even long after they have passed. Memories create lasting relationships and bonds and promote internal reflection and realizations.
Why live an ordinary life when it is meant for so much more?
2. It challenges you
Travelling pushes you to your absolute limits and challenges your mental and physical strengths. These challenges come in many different forms – from being stranded to navigating foreign train stations and trying to speak a different language. Traveling isn’t all smooth sailing, the reality is there are lots of mishaps and unexpected turns. But nothing declares your independence and growth more than conquering challenges on a day to day basis. When you invest in travel, you invest in yourself.
3. Travel is the greatest education
Travel opens your eyes to everything that you are ignorant about in this world. You learn about other people's history, culture, religion, architecture, art and cuisine.
You learn what binds us together as humans and what tears us apart as “enemies.” You learn to face your fears head on and to topple them with compassion and love. You learn about all the wonderful souls that exist across the globe.
Travel is truly the only thing you can buy that makes you richer in experiences, friends, knowledge, wisdom, memories, and richer in love.
4. Culture appreciation
Travel doesn’t just make you appreciate different cultures, it makes you experience them and allows you to embrace how the locals live.
When you embrace cultural and environmental differences, you can look at those in your own community without judgement and a better appreciation.
5. You would discover yourself
“A wise man travels to discover himself.” – James Russell Lowell
While on the road you will learn that clean running water is not a guarantee in this life nor is shelter, food, love or security.
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