You might not own the most expensive car in the world, nor the biggest house on earth. But one thing is for sure your dreams are bigger than those things. “Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. Traveling can make you a happier person by building self-confidence, providing new experiences and memories, breaking routine and allowing you to meet people from all over the world. Here are the some ways in which traveling makes you richer...!!!
1. Knowledge, knowledge, knowledge....
It teaches you more about life than any school or college. An Investment that cannot be snatched by anyone from you, it’s like learning from experience.
Learn few words from new language. Try new dish, watch how its made. Interact with people of different cultures, you’ll find just how they vary from your own or how similar they are to you.
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” — Saint Augustine
If you are struggling with your self-confidence, I advise you to travel alone. Aside from facing your fears, you allow yourself to be yourself, to talk to a complete stranger, to give yourself a boost of self-confidence. It might scare you at first, but believe me, it works! You will come back home braver and much more different in a good way than you were before. Things never go as planned but overcoming the situation and keep moving is what travel teaches you.
“Half the fun of travel is the esthetic of lostness” – Ray Bradbury
3. New Friends...
It’s much easier to make new friends on the road than it is at home, where people are less inclined to chat to strangers on a bus. When people are away from home, there seem to be less boundaries to cross and making friends becomes much easier, whether it’s a local curious to know where you’ve come from or a fellow travellers keen to have someone with whom to enjoy a beer or share a taxi. Sometimes solo traveling makes you feel lonely, so making new friends and sharing some intresting stories ,adding them on social media is a great idea. The best thing traveling taught me is making friends with strangers and the importance of letting go.
"A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles"- Tim Cahill
For most people, travelling is about the new experiences. Recalling memories of happiness can sustain a feeling of contentment long after the moment has passed, and new experiences are memories that can stick with you forever. So wherever you are traveling to, do something for the new experience.
Tip: Always carry your camera and take picture of moments and not just monuments.
"Let your memory be your travel bag" - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
5. Reboot life...
When you are totally pissed and tired from work, the first thing you have in mind is to take some time-off, away from all this mess. And travel gives you perfect escape. This is the time to clear all the unnecessary things from your mind ,make space for new thoughts that matters you. Delet all the unwanted files and broader your perspective of life, change the old you into a version 2.0. And when you get back, you become a different person, and most of all you grow as an existing human being.
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert
6.Being away makes you appreciate FAMILY and HOME...
Being away from things we often take for granted — family, close friends, home — makes us appreciate them more. Calling home isn’t a chore, but something to look forward to: no one enjoys listening to your envy-inducing travel stories more than your parents.
To get close to someone sometime we need to get far from them. We all are so packed in our daily routines that it makes us blind to see that whats going wrong in our life. We need to break this routine by frolicking in the unknown, where we’re able to witness these patterns from afar and see how we react to them. Travel teaches us the importance of our people in life.
“When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen
Travel always gives something, so keep traveling...
“Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” ~ Matthew Karsten