Blog > TraveltoGrow: Does travel really help you grow? A guide on how travel can be a great teacher!
Why should you travel more? There are different ways you can answer this question, depending on what is important to you. Is it because travel makes you smarter or happier or simply because you learn a lot about yourself and your near and dear ones while traveling? Traveling can change the way we perceive and understand the world.
Every day, we all travel in one form or the other. Whether you take a walk for a few minutes around the neighborhood, load your car up with the kids and drive to your aunt's house for a Sunday dinner, cross half the globe to give a talk at a technology conference, pack your bags for summer vacations or explore exotic beaches with your friends. It's all TRAVEL.
We understand that it's not all about getting from point A to B, but the experience and environment of your travels. Traveling together with your close friends and family members is a great way to bond and spend some quality time. It helps you to know each other better, understand the other person's perspective, and feel more in sync with the people you cherish most. Travel makes you better. You see new places, meet different people, and learn about cultures that are different from your own and their ways of living. These interactions give us stronger empathy skills and better communication skills, and let us understand the world differently. And that is what helps us grow and that is why we all should #TraveltoGrow.
Regardless of how people experience travel—whether as an opportunity for exploration or as a way to relax and rejuvenate—there are certain values that travel can teach us, and it makes us better people when we return home. In general, travel teaches us the following major values:
The most important thing that travel teaches us is how to be adaptable to changes. It might not always be possible to have everything go exactly as we planned, but it is important to be flexible when needed. When we are flexible, we can adapt more easily to unexpected situations and changing plans. We can also make better decisions when we are open-minded enough to consider all options rather than sticking with our initial plan. Traveling will force you out of your comfort zone and make you more self-reliant.
We all know the value of planning. Planning is the first step to achieving any goal. In fact, you can't achieve a goal without planning. But what if we extend this principle to travel? Traveling is a process that requires a lot of planning and preparation. In fact, travel teaches us the value of planning even more than other things in life because when it comes to traveling there is no room for error, and mistakes can be costly at times either emotionally or financially depending on how much effort you put into preparing for it beforehand.
Traveling teaches us how to live in the moment and appreciate what is happening in front of us right now. It also helps us focus on what's important rather than worrying about things that might happen in the future. Traveling gives us the chance to relax, do nothing and enjoy life in a way that doesn't always happen at home. We get to indulge ourselves in good food, delicious drinks, beautiful views, and interesting people. All this comes at a cost though — or rather, a loss: We lose our sense of time while traveling because there are no deadlines or appointments to keep.
Travel teaches us the value of companionship. Traveling solo has its perks — You get to choose your schedule, your itinerary, and who you want to spend time with. But traveling with someone else has its own benefits, too. You know that feeling when you're alone in a foreign place and suddenly it's not just about you anymore? When there's someone else to care for, to worry about, to talk with? That's when travel becomes an experience shared by two. Traveling in groups also gives you the chance to enjoy activities together as well as share laughs and good times — all things that will add value to your trip and make it more memorable!
Money is a valuable asset. It allows us to buy food, clothes, and shelter; it helps us travel around the world, and it can even help us discover new things about ourselves. However, you will always struggle financially, unless you know how to use money correctly. Travel can be a great teacher when it comes to valuing money. If you travel with a limited budget, you will learn to be more frugal with your money. You will realize that some things are not worth the price tag on them, but there are still many things that are cheap yet valuable. Traveling helps us understand this concept better than anything else in life can do for us.
We believe that travel can be a great teacher. It may not make you rich or famous, but it will teach you something about yourself—a bit more about your place in the world, and a lot more about your tolerance for adventure. The trick is to be willing to take a chance when the opportunity arises and to give up the fear of the unknown. In other words, if you're looking for an important lesson that travel can bring you, try this one on for size: break out of your comfort zone, and don't miss out on a life-changing experience!