Why traveling is important
I love traveling so much that sometimes people say that I am fond of traveling. It’s good for me because I like it. It’s amazing to exploring new places and create memories for life time. One of the famous traveling quote by Gustave Flaubert is “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
Today, we are going to talk about the importance of traveling. Traveling is something which can open up minds. Traveling can change the personal opinions. While traveling we might realize that we should look at the bigger picture. Some of the traveling experience can change people’s personality. It makes us humble, & increases our knowledge manifolds. There is a different world out there waiting for you where you can experience the different cultures, locations and behaviors of people.
Traveling is important in life because of many aspects. We learn experience & gain a lot when we travel. First thing we learn from travel is, we have to come out of our comfort zone to see something amazing. When we push ourselves out of our comfort zone and take the time to really see a different culture, we start to sip at the antidote of life’s poisonous attitudes. Travel exposes you to different perspectives, experiences, history, culture, religions and ultimately, a better self.
Never miss a chance to explore new culture & traditions:
Effective communication with people of different cultures is especially challenging. Before talking more about exploring new cultures and traditions, let’s talk about culture first. What is culture and what do we understand by different cultures?
Cultures provide people with ways of thinking–ways of seeing, hearing, and interpreting the world. Thus the same words can mean different things to people from different cultures, even when they talk the “same” language. When the languages are different, translation has to be use to communicate, the potential for misunderstandings increases.
It’s so amazing to explore as much as new traditions. While we do it, we get a chance to live in with those traditions and can experience a different life. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain
Meeting new people & learning from them while traveling:
We have a lot of friends and people around us whom we talk daily. Traveling will give you a chance to meet different new people. We get an opportunity to live with them. We can learn a lot of things. We can experience new things. By meeting new people, we realize that life is not our daily schedule or the apartment we live in. Life is much more than this. We can study from books and meeting and talking to new people is exactly the same. We can learn, read and experience new things. It gives a great pleasure to share thoughts and learn from each other’s life experiences. We get this lifetime opportunity by traveling and meeting new people around us while exploring the destination. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin
Exploring different foods:
My granny does not recommend it, but it’s always my dream to taste different food across the world. It’s not because I travel a lot, it’s because when we travel we think about good food first before anything else. Best part about tasting different food is, we get an experience which will always be with us. It will stick to us forever. We can only talk about this but none can share this until he/she will travel and taste the same food. Food of any country has a lot of cultural touch which we should explore if we are traveling. “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain
Daily schedule of work life and stress can kill the inner soul of people. Most of the time people are killing their relation, interaction & social life because of this much stress. Taking a break from this life is the only cure. While doing this or we can say while traveling, you get a chance to actually give some peace to your soul. You can refresh yourself completely. You might get change completely. People travel with a log of negativity when they start their journey. At the end, you will come back with positivity and uncountable lifetime memories. There are very few moments which always stick to us for lifetime. By traveling we get a chance to create them. I think it is really important for us. Not because we want to create memories, because we have to give some rest to our soul. If we would not do it regularly, we might end up in frustrating life filled with depression & stress. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
Face new challenges:
Traveling itself a challenge and while exploring different destinations, we face a lot of new challenges. For some people traveling is biggest challenge. You might get a chance to challenge yourself in order to reach the destination. But it’s not the only challenge you face. Finding a place to stay is a challenge. Finding food and meeting right people is also a challenge. Sometimes, people who love adventure take the things to next level and create bigger challenges for themselves. It’s because these challenges will create some memories which will help them in future. These memories are going to help them in facing future problems. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
Build some beautiful memories:
Traveling is all about creating memories. We talk about this a lot when we discuss the importance of traveling. It doesn’t matter how you travel or with whom you travel. But it does matter how many memories you have created while traveling. It’s because you might get positive vibes when you recall those memories. Everybody likes the stories and it’s good to have our own stories. We like to share life experiences and we can create a lot of experiences and stories if we travel. Sometimes we create some memories which none else can. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
Make you Motivated:
What else can motivate one more than positive inner soul. By traveling, you can have something which you cannot buy from any store in this world. By learning form different people’s experience and their success, you can motivate yourself. Do not stop until you finish is not just a one line quote it’s enough to motivate people who are struggling. This is not the only example people can find uncountable travel quotes. No wonder there are very less people out there who want to create their own quotes. There are very few people across the world, who dares to create a lot of stories of themselves and for others. “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
Traveling gives life a few reasons to live
Few people just travel to rejuvenate themselves, while others make travel as their existence. And to be truthful, it just depends on the person on which road he/she wants to scamper.
There are a few experiences in our life that are quite a bit hard to define, but one can only feel them. And I believe Traveling is one of them. Traveling defined in multiple terms of self-satisfaction. But, there is no suitable purpose to travel.
I try to cross my body limits by doing various activities while I am traveling.
Traveling helps me:
- Explore the real me.
- In enhancing my body control levels.
- In making a heap of new friends.
- In enhancing my body limits.
- Getting out of my comfort zone.
- By making me appreciate the Natural Beauty.
A certain things only happen once in life, just like it’s a onetime thing to serve as a king of a country, so if you get the chance then grab it, and don’t let it go.
Also, I want you to know that experience is far more valuable than money can ever be.
You will see new places, feel the majestic mountains in a cold that could freeze you to the bone, see the endless sea, sit on its shore with the foam touching your feet, see the mighty rivers that changed the course of human history many times, explore the forests to see animals and birds you have never seen before.
Travel need not be a physical adventure. Skydive and scuba dive if it adds to your thrill, but travel need not to be consist adventure in the sense we often understand. An avid traveler travels, not as a break from his life. He travels as if it is his life and therefore needs no daily made up adventure to set it apart. Find the adventure in every day. You are alone, away from the familiar and you are enjoying yourself, I could not have asked life for better adventures.
Meet new people, talk to them, eat their food, live their lives for some time and you will know how our shallow lives can still be filled with beauty and meaning.
And after all the adventure is over, return home with a bunch of memorabilia. It need not be precious items purchased in gift shops, just something to remind of that place, some photographs, some fruits, some ornaments, and a scarf of a girl you met on the way.
Come home, put a kettle on and relax, with the swarm of memories that engulf you. And it is here that you would have comprehended what travel really means.
Given below are few notable travelers who are able to get space in Wikipedia.
Tania Aebi – Completed a solo circumnavigation of the Earth in a 26-foot sailboat between the ages of 18 and 21, starting in May 1985, making her the first American woman and the youngest person (at the time) to sail around the world.
Dominick Arduin – A Frenchwoman who disappeared in her attempt to ski to the North Pole
Ibn Battuta – A medieval Moroccan Muslim traveler and scholar, who is widely recognized as one of the greatest travelers of all time. He is known for his extensive travels, accounts of which were published in the Rihla (lit. “Journey”).
Nancy Bird Walton – A pioneering Australian aviator, and was the founder and patron of the Australian Women Pilots’ Association
Nellie Bly – widely known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days
Prince Bojidar Karageorgevitch – A Serbian artist and writer on art, world traveler, and member of the Serbian Karađorđević dynasty
Renata Chlumska – An adventurer and mountain climber with dual Swedish and Czech citizenship, she became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest.
Cassandra DePecol – Traveled to all sovereign nations on a trip from July 24th, 2015, to February 2, 2017; she thus obtained the Guinness World Record for “Fastest Person (Female) to Travel to All Sovereign Nations” and is the first documented woman, fastest American, and youngest American to do such a trip.
Sascha Grabow – a German author, traveler, photographer and former ATP tennis player
Guido Guerrini – first person to go from Europe to China covering the whole route by a gas-fuelled car.
Susan Hale – an American author, traveler and artist
Grace Marguerite Hay Drummond-Hay – A British journalist who was the first woman to travel around the world by air, in a Zeppelin
Margaretha Heijkenskjöld – A Swedish traveler and a dress reformer. She attracted a lot of attention from her contemporaries by her journeys.
Gunther Holtorf – a German traveler who, often in company of his wife Christine, journeyed across the world in his G-Wagen Mercedes Benz named “Otto”, visiting 179 countries in 26 years.
Giorgio Interiano – a Genovese traveler, historian and ethnographer. His travelogue La vita: & sito de Zichi, chiamiti ciarcassi: historia notabile was among the first European accounts of the life and customs of the Circassian people.