There are two levels to answering the question of why people travel. The first is the obvious and probably the reason to commit ourselves and to quote others. We travel to see landmarks, experience other cultures, attend events and learn more about the world.
These are exciting reasons. But there are deeper reasons for traveling that have less to do with anything we I do when we travel and what we are traveling for doing it for us These five sets of changes within ourselves are at the heart of what makes travel so compelling.
Travel enriches you before, during and after
Expecting a trip is almost as stimulating as the trip itself and the memories thereafter. Knowing what's ahead and imagining it in detail inspires the excitement of life and eases the tendency to fall into the workday collection. The more detailed the image of the trip, the more future travel will excite you in advance.
During the journey itself, everyday life can be intense. Living in these moments fully and noticing everything around you leads to a healthier life. Clearly, this kind of enhanced experience is the quality of the travel style that takes you beyond the bus and go out into the streets and squares, landscapes and waterways of the places you visit. Independent travel is a world other than "contained" travel.
Traveling expands your view of the world
Through travel, you are given a framework for history and significant points of contact that have brought you to your present life and moment in time. Now you are standing in the office of the evil Pope Borgia, surrounded by the very walls that housed the man with enough power to write a papal bull – a mandate – that claimed all the wealth of the Western Hemisphere for Spain and Portugal, and secured it for the next 200 years. . By pausing where this happened, events and meaning come to life with a new meaning.
You are now looking down the stairs that lead to a tunnel connecting Leonardo da Vinci's home to the Royal Palace across the street. It is through this tunnel that King Françoise travels to sit and talk with his brilliant friend. And now you are in Bayeux, where Frenchman William the Conqueror built his naval ships to cross the English Channel and claim the English throne.
Each of these experiences broadens your worldview and your sense of time and place first hand.
Travel makes you more lively and interesting
Traveling gives you something to look forward to … to prepare for … to study for … and to share later. You will bring home stories. Life can get a bit monotonous if you leave it, especially after you retire and your working life is over. Expecting it is worth at least as much as the trip itself and the memories that follow the trip.
How much better to have travel stories and observations to share then to limit your conversation to your last doctor visit and your weed dissatisfaction in your lawn.
Your journey resumes
Traveling and waiting for travel regains your enthusiasm. You look forward with excitement instead of feeling the dim feeling that comes from repetition and routine.
Traveling challenges you to be at your most efficient and focused level. Comfort zones may be comfortable. But it is a good idea to get out of your comfort zones regularly. Otherwise, your social skills can start to atrophy and your ability to think on your feet and solve problems can be diminished by abuse.
Traveling improves your health and well-being
Traveling gives you a reason to stay healthy. And it keeps you sharp for longer! The challenges of travel test your acuteness on a daily basis. Traveling can be demanding, especially if you are not “run by the nose” on a group trip. You know you have to be on your toes – to be situationally aware – to pay great attention. You will have to walk extensively, including up and down hills and stairs.
Generally, by the time you return home from a trip, you will be in better shape than you have been for months or even years. And if you start immediately anticipating another journey ahead, you will have a real incentive to continue those improvements and be ready for next time.
Changes and benefits
These changes and the benefits to you of the trip can be permanent. Your life will be redirected with enrichment, you will think more broadly. You will find yourself including deliberate lifestyle changes learned while traveling. You will be more lively and interesting as you periodically recharge. And you will experience enhanced health and well-being.
Considering things, this makes the trip profitable.