Traveling is a history lesson
Learning about the V-Day in school is one thing, traveling to Normandy to actually see with your own eyes the battlefields, is a completely different story. Nothing can compare to the feeling of actually walking barefoot on the beach where so many have fought, where some were victorious, and some were defeated. This is something that no book or movie can offer and nobody can feel it but you.
Connect with your inner self
Being practically connected to our social lives, either online or offline, we often forget how to live outside networking. We share ideas, dreams and hopes with our friends and family but we almost never ask ourselves for advice.
“What should we cook for dinner”, “where should we spend the night,” “should I put one teaspoon of sugar in my coffee or maybe two”? We expect answers almost every day. However, we fail to ask ourselves this one important question: “what do I really want?” The answer, prove to be much more difficult than it seems. That is because you need to go deep within and ask your soul. Somehow we’ve forgotten to do that, isn’t it? Rush, rush, rush, that’s what defines our lives now.
You need to travel so you can break this race against time. So you can find who you truly are, for it somehow forces you to break rules, to get out of the comfort zone you’ve nestled for some time. Never pictured yourself hitchhiking? Well, maybe you’ll find it enjoyable. The best part? You can travel solo, get spiritual and bond with nature and people. Push your limits. Get lost. Write a journal. Start a traveling blog. Take photos. There are no limits on what you can do when you’re having the journey of your life.
Find out what “home” really means
They say that “home is where your heart is” and we couldn’t agree more. A house is not a home. Well, at least not literally. Go out there, travel, find all the pieces of your heart and put them together. Then decide where you feel like you truly belong. There are people who travel around for years until they decide to settle down. You’ll know when you find it. There is no place like home!
You get to strengthen bonds
Traveling is a big deal. Going out there and exploring the unknown is a life-changing experience. The thought of being alone can be frightening for many people, but you don’t have to do it alone. Actually, packing luggage is more fun when you’re doing it with your loved ones. Trying new, crazy things can only bring benefits to your relationship. You get to try new things, discover new places, connect with different people and, most importantly, you can have a deeper understanding of you are as a couple. There will be certain situations which can push you to the limit. It’s soothing to know that you can hold somebody’s hand when you need it.
You gain knowledge
One of the most generous compensations of traveling is that you get to know and understand so many new things. You’ll get to know places and people that maybe you have disregarded before. The world is monumental, and we are just a small part of it. This is the first lesson you learn when you make traveling a habit. Getting this fresh perspective will then change your entire vision on what is really important. You will learn to truly value simple things like drinking bottled water or having an Internet connection.
Imagine that there are cultures who worship cats, people who cannot imagine taking a shower without clothes on. Pretty interesting, right? The world does not revolve around you, shake off your pride. You, on the other hand, can literally spin around the world. It will only take you 20 million steps and quite a few years to do so. But you can take the car anytime.
The idea is to breathe knowledge and be open minded. It is the only way traveling can get you wiser. It is the only way you can get to tell your grandchildren really amazing stories.