Reasons Why Around the World Travel is Good For You
Weíve compiled a list of the best reasons why everyone should enrich their life with around the world travel, which can also be taken as our motivation for doing what we do at AirTreks.
Why travel around the world? Hereís why:
Itís easier than you think Ė Launch TripPlanner to price your ideal route or call one our travel consultant and ask for some free advice. You can choose to spend a year or a few months traveling this beautiful planet and seeing what is out there. Itís up to you to make the dream come true and take the first step.
Itís invigorating Ė If you are open to it, travel will simply make you a more well-rounded human being. Which is really the goal, isnít it? If you donít know where to start check out our Around the World Planning Guide.
It will create lasting relationships Ė People you meet while on the road usually become some of the most valued ones in your address book, giving you points on the map to visit later on. These folks give you a glimpse outside your hometown circle of friends, forcing you into new and refreshing perspectives on things.
It will develop skills you didnít know you had Ė The satisfaction you get when reaching the top of the mountain, or crossing a gorge, or helping a villager clean up after a storm, or simply getting what you wanted at restaurant in rural China, these things all allow access to skill sets you didnít know you had.
You could learn a language Ė Thereís something satisfying about being able to throw around a few words of Greek, knowing how to say hello and thanks in Thai, pulling out that long dormant Spanish to book a room in Santiago, or simply hearing a language you didnít know existed just a few weeks before.
Gives you adventure Ė No one looks back fondly on a trip to the dry-cleaner. But after ziplining over the jungle canopy in Peru, successfully navigating the alleys of Marrakech, the speedboat ride in New Zealand, or Jeeping out with the grazing animals in Tanzania you get a feel for what being an active human being is like (again). The need for adventure is hardwired; travel lets you tap into it.
Gives you perspective Ė Meeting folks from exotic cultures will teach you that the way you look at the world (perhaps through the lens of mass media) is not the way everybody does it. That you could in fact be dead wrong about it. Seeing it for yourself brings a healthy dose of reality to your so-called higher thinking.
As a transition Ė If you happen to be between jobs, schools, kids, or relationships, around the world travel can be a perfect way to separate these life stages, give you insight into your next phase and provide closure on the last one. Plus thereíll be a nice time stamp on that moment in your life.
For education Ė Seeing the world provides a source of education absolutely impossible get in school, teaching you things like economy, politics, history, geography and sociology. While not an accredited institution, the school of travel is currently taking applications.
The challenge Ė Getting your daily Starbucks not nearly interesting enough for you? How about finding an address in downtown Tokyo. Travel is full of moment of joy and challenges. Overcoming the challenges will give you some of the greatest joys of all.
To do something new Ė It sucks to be stuck in a rut. Everyone knows what thatís like. Travel can be the perfect solution. And whatís not new about being in Bolivia? Go ahead and plan your ideal route Around the World.
Dreams come true Ė If you want to do it now youíve probably always wanted to. You imagined it, daydreamed about it, envisioned it. Guess what? Nowís the time to do it. We have put together some specials to inspire you to live your dream.
The cool stories Ė Donít fancy yourself a storyteller? If anyone says ďwhy travelĒ at a party, youíll be able to outline why with any one of the many travel stories youíll come home with. Even if they seemed trivial when they happened, nostalgia will create a epic spin around getting your laundry done in Zanzibar.
You will eat food like you never have Ė Yes, you will be constantly surprised at the flavors the world has to offer.
To prove to yourself you can Ė If youíre the kind of person to dream big, and simply by reading this website youíve proven that you are, youíre probably also the kind to reach for new challenges. Finishing a trip gives you the satisfaction that you were able to accomplish what you set out to do. And to give you energy to set up the next challenge too.
Just for the hell of it Ė Why travel? Because you can. Why not pick up your tickets and set the ball rolling!
10 Reasons Why Traveling Makes You A Better Person
By SCOTT PERCELAY
If you have the opportunity to pack your bags and go, do it. Go alone if you have to.
Donít do it for vacation. Donít do it for luxury. Donít do it to take pictures for your Instagram account. Do it because it will make you a better person.
And hereís why:
1. Learning to be alone.
Have lunch with yourself. Sit with your thoughts and be okay with them, whatever they are. Love yourself whole-heartedly, especially in times of solitude. And when you think you canít sit alone any longer, order coffee and a dessert.
2. Relying on the kindness of strangers.
Foreignness does not prevent random acts of kindness. Accept them. Give them. Appreciate them.
3. Learning to live with less.
This does not mean claiming hardship. Let this manifest in small ways. Recognize your fortunes. Be humbled.
4. Learning that plans change and you will have to adapt.
Itineraries are guidelines, not rigid measurements of experience. The best experiences are often not scheduled or anticipated. Expect the unexpected and learn to love it.
5. Enjoying the moment.
Forget the missed bus and enjoy the culture that can be experienced in one hour waiting at a bus stop. Stay in the present.
6. Forces you out of your comfort zone.
Practice speaking that language you learned. Try the cow tongue. Make new friends.
7. Learning to be patient.
Donít rush through the museum. Donít rush through your meal. Donít bounce your leg up and down or roll your eyes. Donít yell at anyone for reading the map wrong and getting lost. Donít worry, youíll get there.
8. Learning you canít assume.
Try looking at things a different way. Ask questions. Let this open up a new realm of thought and possibility.
9. Missing home.
Appreciate family, friends, and loved ones. Appreciate the comfort of mundane routines. Find a new found respect for the life you often wish to escape.
10. Goodbye is not forever, life has endless possibilities.
Family becomes more than just blood. Never say goodbye to the people you meet and the places you see. Cherish the new families and homes youíve gained. Keep in touch and look back with fond memories from time to time.