Even if you live in a city that has everything you need, you still long for a trip in other places. We always have that innate curiosity about what’s out there or what’s beyond the horizon. Visiting and exploring other places other than where we live opens our eyes to different cultures and makes us realize that there’s so much that our wonderful world has to offer beyond our borders. Meeting people from other countries and seeing with your own eyes and touching with your own hands the famous sights you only see in books and magazines and on TV shows or the internet give us literally a broader perspective of our own planet.
There are truly many benefits that traveling can give us. Here are a few of them:
Exploring your world �This may sound like that repetitive slogan of a TV channel, but leaving your home to visit other places is your way of exploring the only world we have. You may have taken virtual tours of different cities and countries via television shows and online travel sites like Travel Plus TV, but there’s no experience like actually laying your eyes on the famous landmarks and attractions the world over. Even with the all the advancements in virtual reality technology, there’s still nothing that will equal the experience of real physical adventures like climbing a mountain, cruising on a famous river, or sampling different cuisines.
Experiencing other cultures � Aside from the adventures and your own mini-conquests, traveling also gives you an opportunity to get to know different cultures from various parts of the world. We may have our own perception of cultures that our not our own based only on what we read and what other people tell us, and that may totally change once we ourselves communicate and interact with people who live differently from us.
Breaking out of our shell � When you visit other places and interact with different kinds of people, it’s not only them that you get to know more, but you also discover more about yourself. The more you discover about yourself, the more your perspective about life changes. Imagine backpacking in places like the Australian outback or the Amazon rainforests. It will surely be a life-changing experience that will make you appreciate not only your world, but also yourself.
Tasting different types of food � Eating is a very basic necessity for man to survive, which is why peoples in all parts of the globe will always find ways to prepare, cook, and serve food. Traveling is literally and figuratively going out of your comfort zone, and that includes tasting the many epicurean delights the world has to offer, whether they’re something exotic or traditional dishes given exciting twists.
Admiring the works of our Creator � If you’ve been living in your city or town since birth, you may sometimes take for granted its natural wonders. Taking a trip to other places will make you realize how truly beautiful the creations of God are. Again, this will make you appreciate life and the world we live in even more.