1. Traveling Improves Your Health
Traveling can help cut down on stress to lower your chances of developing heart disease; the health benefits of traveling are huge! For some people, wandering abroad is even a cure for depression and anxiety. Of course, it’s not a foolproof cure, but it might help you feel better, both physically and psychologically.
2. Traveling Makes You Smarter
Learn new words in a different language every time you travel, and you will see improvements in your brain capacities. Even more than “just” languages, traveling helps you learn more about yourself. You might run into challenging situations where you need to be resourceful and think differently, and you will develop a new set of skills that you didn’t suspect you had within you.
3. Traveling Improves Your Understanding Of Other Cultures
We may travel differently from one person to another, but people traveling always develop empathy and a deeper understanding of other cultures. It narrows your mind to a unique and unbiased perspective. Sure, you probably feel comfortable where you are, but that is just a fraction of the world!
4. Traveling Makes You More Interesting
Once you have traveled, stories from abroad will grant you even more attention. Mentioning something that most people aren’t familiar with or bringing a new perspective is always an excellent way to shine in a social situation. Who do you think people want to listen to, the guy who spent his vacations at home doing some gardening and reading the newspaper, or the one who spent a week in Cuba, driving an old American car and swimming with dolphins?
5. Traveling Allows You To Try Amazing Food
There is no such thing as trying a typical local dish from another country. Don’t trick yourself into going to the Sushi shop next door; you don’t know what sushi tastes like until you’ve been to Japan. As you travel, you discover the real thing and that it’s usually very different from what you’re used to eating.
6. Traveling Expands Your (Real) Social Network
One of the main reasons why I love traveling is that I believe that establishing connections and building a network abroad is one of the most brilliant things you can do in today’s world. It is sometimes hard to make a long-lasting relationship with the people you meet abroad, but it doesn’t mean it’s not worth meeting new people!
7. Traveling Let you Create Lifetime Memories
No matter how insignificant it may seem, the fact that you’ve had an experience abroad, something that was out of the ordinary, creates a memory that you will remember for a long time. I think that creating those memories is why many people keep traveling.