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December 15, 2020

Travel and Make Connections with Like-Minded Individuals


Traveling through the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

Do you dream of discovering the world?  For many of us, the lock-downs and the restraints of 2020 have only fueled the fires of adventure.  As soon as it is safe to do so, we’ll be packing our bags and setting sights on new and unique destinations.

Why you should consider traveling

While some people need no excuse to book their next ticket, others may wonder if traveling is a good choice for them. If you are considering whether roaming the Earth is right for you, we have put together our top eight reasons you should expand your horizons and discover the world:

• You’ll Make New Friends

One of the biggest benefits of traveling is the ability to expand your friendships and make connections with like-minded individuals around the world. When you explore different societies and cultures, you discover yourself.  Travel and you may develop unique connections that last a lifetime.

•    It Builds Character

If you see the world and how different ecosystems and societies work, you’ll gain a lot of insight into your own way of life. Traveling helps you discover who you really are and how the our world came to be. The skills you learn and the challenges you overcome will build character. You’ll grow wiser and be capable of tackling whatever things life might throw at you.

•    You’ll See Unbelievable Things

Through technology, we can view anywhere we like with the touch of a finger.  Still, no photo can convey what you can experience with your own eyes.  You can witness the Seven Wonders of the World in person.  You can walk through the roads of the world’s most unique cities and explore the serenity of the Earth’s countrysides.  All the Earth has to offer is waiting for you!

Snowboarding in Georgia.

•    You Can Develop New Skills

You never stop learning, but when you travel, you might just learn some of the greatest lessons in life.  Through physically moving around the world you can expand your knowledge and learn new perspectives.   Whether you learn to speak a new language, taking a diving course or just understanding how to live on a limited budget, traveling is a great way to develop your skill sets.

•    You’ll Gain Perspective

Anyone who has traveled will tell you, it helped them gain more perspective on their own life. When you get to meet new people and see how others live, you begin to notice that the way you perceive the world is not how everyone sees it. Getting to explore the world and different cultures helps you realize the bigger picture.

•    It Challenges You

When was the last time you were truly challenged? For many of us, life has become a simple routine. We wake up at the same time every day, complete the same tasks, and visit the same destinations. This becomes a very monotonous theme. You can challenge yourself by throwing yourself into new surroundings.

•  You’ll Be More Sure of Yourself

Traveling is a great way to help increase your confidence in yourself.  By regularly meeting new people, overcoming challenges, and pushing yourself, you will see that you are capable of achieving whatever you set your mind to.  The confidence that you learn will stay with you for the rest of your life.

•    It’s Fun!

Of course, the biggest reason anyone should travel is – you guessed it – FUN!  While bettering yourself and expanding your horizons, you should also have a ton of fun as you take part in activities that many of us only dream of doing.

Australian sunset.

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