The Why of Travelling
Since our first steps on Earth as human beings we have been on the move. We have gone to and fro in search of food and shelter to ensure our survival. Life was not easy and the flexibility to move and accept change where qualities we developed. Many things had change since then. The purpose of travelling has evolved due to the fact that we can get food with a snap of a finger and we tend to feel safe at home. Today most of us travel for pleasure, to discover new places and fill our life with adventures and memories. The benefits behind travelling are so many, so we encourage you to keep on moving and travelling!!
Reasons why travelling is so good for you!!
By being expose to new situations you will develop skills that you did not know you had. It will help you to build confidence, gain independence and improve your capacity to better understand the thoughts and feelings of other people.
Open your eyes and all your senses when travelling. New experiences will be food for your thoughts and memories. From a happiness perspective as Dr. Thomas Gilovich says " there's no better way to spend your money than on positive experiences, with travel being near the top of that list".
Getting away from your immediate reality will make you appreciate more and be thankful for the life you have! You'll also have a new sense of wonder and empathy for other cultures and countries.
When you travel you will meet all sorts of new people, travelers and local people. There is an unspoken bond with the friends that you travel with that remains forever. A study from the University of Utah showed that friend groups are generally made up of people with whom we share similar activities.
The world has a great diversity. New sounds, smells, languages, tastes and sensations spark different synapses in the brain making it bigger! Paul Nussbaum, a clinical neuropsychologist professor at the University of Pittsburgh said the mental benefits from travelling are clear. New and challenging situations cause the brain to sprout dendrites growing the brain capacity and resilience across the life span.
By discovering new places and meeting new people you will get inspired about what it is your passion and purpose in life. Your story and adventures will inspire others to follow your steps.