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Four reasons you should travel more often

Agreed, travelling can be expensive. It costs time and money. But this is nothing compared to the many benefits you derive from travelling. And not just travelling, but travelling often.
No matter how busy you are, no matter how tight your budget is, you need to always find creative ways to travel often. You’re wondering why? Here are four reasons you should travel more often:

1. Changes your worldview

If you’ve only been to places within your home country, then you most likely have a skewed worldview. All you’d know is what you see around you, and second-hand information the media is feeding you about other parts of the world.

Nothing is as humbling as seeing how privileged you are through the eyes of others who live in situations you’d have thought no one could survive. In the same vein, there’s nothing as good as having first-hand experience and knowledge that Africa isn’t just all about wild animals and malnourished children.

Travelling changes your perception of the world and your philosophy of life.

2. Broadens your horizon

Knowledge is power, and one of the best ways to know more is travel.

Travelling expands the scope of your otherwise limited knowledge, broadens your interests, and increases your wealth of experience.

Travelling makes you learn more about places and history. You have a more practical experience of various cultures and peoples of the world. You try foreign foods and clothing, pick few words of various languages, drink from the wisdoms of ancient civilizations, and probably try various fun dance steps indigenous to your countries of visit.

All these make you very rich, not necessarily in material things, but in experience. These are what make a travel blog a fun place thousands of people spend time on daily.

3. Improved communication skills

Have you ever tried speaking with someone that doesn’t understand your language? Travelling gives you not just the opportunity to meet people that speak other languages, but also gives you the opportunity to overcome language barriers creatively.

You learn to use your hands and face to communicate, and you’re forced to connect on a deeper level with your audience – deeper than mere verbal exchanges – in order to be able to understand them.

Now imagine how better you’d become at communicating when you get back home. If you can successfully communicate with people you don’t speak the same language with, then you’d become excellent in communicating with people that speak your language. It would improve your communication skills, and hence, your relationships.

4. Helps you live a full life

We’ve heard it times without number: life is short. So you want to live it to the fullest. You want to garner as many good experiences as possible before going. Travelling is one great way to live life to the fullest.

Travelling often gives you a sort of catalogue of fun memories you can always go to, to relive those precious moments. If you’re lucky to live long, people would be more than glad to hang around you to listen to your infinite list of fun experiences. And when it’s time, you’ll die happy like you lived this world twice.

Trust me, there are tons of other reasons to travel more, but these four should show you what you’d miss out on if you don’t start travelling more. I hope you get inspired enough to pack your bags soon!

3 May 2017 12:22