In my opinion, traveling is one of the single greatest things in the world and it is an experience that can offer you more than anything else in life. Whereto you are backpacking through the Andes, working with wildlife in Asia or you choose to study abroad in London, these are experiences that you will not find in any other walk of life.
I recently began reading into the actual science behind why travel is so good for you and I wanted to share with you today just a few reasons why traveling is far more than just a great experience, it is also great for mind, body and soul.
Believe it or not, traveling is actually amazing for your health and recent studies have indicated that those who travel actually live longer. The reasons behind this are primarily because those who travel are generally more active when they are on the road, visiting new places, going on adventures and such like. The second reason why travel can actually be good for your health is because you are being exposed to a wider variety of bacterias which of course cause problems initially, but then the body becomes stronger and resistant to the bacterias giving you a stronger immune system.
Meeting New People
They say that people who are more sociable are more likely to be happy and when you are on the road you will find that you are far more sociable, and the people that you meet will be too. When you are at home or at your job, it can be easy to stay in your bubble, seeing the same faces and the same people, this is something that doesn’t happen with travel and you will find that you make far more friends on the road than you would do if you just stayed at home.
When you travel, you get a sense for who you really are and you will open up your mind to many different ways of life and different opinions that people have about the world. I experienced this myself when I saw a poor family in Morocco some years ago, despite having no money and little food, this was easily the happiest family I have ever seen. This experience completely changed my outlook on what happiness meant and I have never forgotten it. There is something very special about stepping outside of your daily life and opening up your mind to new ideas. If you want your character to be stronger, your ideas to be clearer and your personality to grow, travel is the best solution for you.
There is no age limit on traveling and there is no set criteria for who can go out and see the world. You only have one life so why not get out on the road and go and see what the world is all about, we have the best chance of doing this than we ever have and you should take it with both hands.