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".
At first it can be scary but getting out of your comfort zone is when you will learn the most. Face your fears and fly!!!From the Harvard Business Review you can read more about challenging yourself.
Different perspective about your life
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.
Hands-on action and boost your resume!!
A 10-month study published in the journal of Social Psychological & Personality Science shows that individuals who immerse themselves in a multicultural environment are offer more jobs than people who have never been abroad!
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.
Get Inspired and inspire others
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.