Why You Should Travel
There are many reasons why I think everyone should travel. Visiting far away lands has helped me learn so much about myself and about other people. It’s enlightened my life in more ways than I ever thought possible. Here are a few of the reasons why I travel, and why I think you should too!
You will find yourself – When I travel it helps me learn more about myself. When I see new countries, eat new foods, and experience new ways of living, it gives me ideas to bring back to my own life in America. Wherever you are from and wherever you are going, escaping your routine is a great way to find who you really want to be.
You will lose yourself – I also love the feeling of being a stranger in a new city. Pushing outside your comfort zone is a great way to grow as a person. If you want to truly find yourself, you need to be willing to get lost first. Finding and losing go together like yin and yang.
You will meet new cultures – I love that travel lets me connect with other cultures. We all have ideas what people from other countries will be like. But you will never know for sure unless you see for yourself. You will be amazed by the wonderful differences you encounter in a new culture.
You will try new foods – One of the wonderful differences will definitely be the food. I don’t care how much you like the Chinese restaurant down the street, it’s not as good as the food in China! The flavors of a new country are one of my favorite reasons to travel. So far, the best food I’ve had has been in the restaurants along the Amalfi Coast in Italy.
It will open your eyes – Expand your awareness of the world around you by discovering some place new. The people you meet and the experiences you have will open your eyes to the beauty of the world.
It will lead to adventure – When you travel you will end up doing things you never thought possible. I’ve had so many first-time experiences while traveling, and I know you will too. For example, one night I was walking barefoot on the sandy shore of Richard Branson’s private Necker Island. It was a full moon and the Hobicat sailboats were lined up on the beach. Richard turned around and yelled to me and the other guests, “Race on, Winner is the first team to sail around the island and make their way back into the Jacuzzi.”
The only question I have now is… what’s stopping you?
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only one page.”
– Saint Augustine