Travelling, travelling, travelling… how many of us had this dream that one day we will leave everything behind and set off for the greatest journey of our life? Yet so few us actually managed to do so. We feel restrained by our duties, our work, family, friends etc etc. We seem to be highly skilled in making perfect excuses for not travelling. Yet when it comes to actually getting out of our comfort zone and exploring the world outside – things get a bit more complicated.
We always find a lot of reasons why we should rather focus on living the stable life, overwhelm ourselves with loads of duties and follow the strictly enforced society rules. How about if we forget all of these for now and try to find out some best reasons why we should actually leave everything behind and simply travel the world?
I myself already stated my epic journey around the globe and can truly say that this was in fact the best decision of my life. Every day I can find more and more reasons why my life of travelling is something which makes me a happy person. I believe that more people should at least give travelling a try. No matter how far you will go, you will end up as a richer and wiser person. Trust me.
Let me provide you with three randomly chosen reasons why you should begin your journey now:
You will meet a lot of fascinating people
Tired of your old boring friends? Then what does prevent you from leaving them behind? The world is full of exciting friendly individuals just waiting to say “hi” to you! Whether we are talking about vigorous Brazilians, warmhearted Kenyans or hospitable Tibetans – all those people are waiting to meet someone from the other side of the globe. When travelling the world you can easily make fruitful relationships and learn a lot about different cultural backgrounds. You will be surprised to see how many of your new friends will become your friends for life!
You will see the places you would never believe that they exist
When writing these words, I can’t stop thinking about the stunning scenery of Wulingyuan National Park located in the South of China. No wonder why this place is called “The Avatar Land”. If you watched the movie by James Cameron, you might be delighted to hear that there is one place on Earth which boasts the similar magnificent landscape as the one in the movie. Would you ever imagine that such place can really exist on Earth?
Everyone knows the Statue of Liberty, Sydney Opera, the Great Wall of China and similar tourist evergreens. But the world is much more than just that. Both human made and natural wonders like Wulingyuan can remind you how beautiful world we all live in. While travelling, you will get the best chance to appreciate this beauty.
You will learn a lot about yourself
Apart from getting to know the foreign cultures, visiting exotic places and meeting fascinating people – you will significantly develop as a person. Travelling is not always a piece of cake. Sometimes you need to endure the hardships of riding in a crowded train in India or walking long hours on a desert in Bolivia. But this is exactly how you develop as a stronger and wiser person.
Travelling can expose a lot of your weaknesses and help you combat them instantly. You can also learn a lot about your inner strengths and talents and how you can make the best use of them. Before coming to China I would never realize how quick I can learn to speak Mandarin Chinese and how useful this language would become for me, also in terms of career development!
Take Action Now!
I could easily provide you with dozens of other reasons why travelling the world is the best thing you can do with your life. But I won’t do it for one simple reason – I want to do it now! Too many people wait for the perfect moment to start traveling, let it be retirement, career break or whatever. The truth is that that NOW is the best moment to set off!
So… why are you still here? Get yourself a backpack and GO!