This is a guest post from Josie Simpson
People travel for thousands of reasons…to see the world, to get away from reality or simply to treat themselves to a little break. With all that in mind, there are 5 ways that travel can make you a better person. Let's explore!
You’ll break out of your shell
Is there a better opportunity to push yourself out of your comfort zone? Travelling – especially travelling alone – forces you to throw caution to the wind and get yourself out there into the world. From meeting new people to getting to grips with the language, there’s nothing quite like the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel after you’ve done it. If you need to, fake the confidence you need to take the trip in the first place and you’ll never regret it!
You’ll soak up new experiences and adventures
When we’re away from home, most of us will naturally get that ‘holiday feeling’; the excuse we need to try things we wouldn’t dream of doing at home. Whether you ease yourself in by tasting that weird looking dish on the restaurant menu or go full steam with a bungee jump somewhere exotic, travelling is the perfect excuse to take the plunge. After all, nobody knows who you are in ‘real’ life anyway!
You’ll cope well under pressure
Missed your flight? Don’t speak the language? Never fear! Travelling forces you to cope with whatever the world throws at you; it’s that fight-or-flight instinct. Soon enough, you’ll be a dab hand at staying strong under pressure, realising that the beauty of life is that it never goes according to plan. And hey, it’s often those places you didn't plan to go to or those things that you didn't account for that turn out to be the most memorable.
You’ll travel yourself interesting
It’s safe to say that when you get back from travelling, you won’t be the same person you were before you left. With all of those memories, experiences and achievements under your belt, you’re bound to feel more worldly, more cultured and generally like a more interesting person. The Travel Yourself Interesting campaign from Expedia UK is all about that feeling, showing you that travel is all about the fun and crazy things you learn along the way.
You’ll escape the mundane
We’ve all heard someone claim that ‘travel sharpens the mind’ but the truth is, it really does! Travelling gives you the chance to cut yourself free from the habitual nature of everyday life and get out into the world and explore. Getting away from the daily grind and spending some quality time alone means that when you return, it’ll be with a renewed sense of perspective towards your own life. You’ll feel rested, inspired to take on new challenges and ready to face the day.
So are you ready to travel your way to the top?
Author Bio: Josie is a lifestyle writer based in London. She loves coffee, cinema (especially French films!) and writing about her daily adventures. Should you be interested in publishing, she'd love to hear from you.