The Benefits of Travel

Many are traveling this summer, and that is great!  Traveling is good for you!  There are mental benefits to traveling.

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

I believe it’s important to see the world and different cultures.  Travel opens our minds to new things and allows us to reflect on what we have.

Paddy rats in Cambodia. Delicious!

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective.  There are many educational benefits to traveling.  You can learn language, geography, culture, history, etc.  To view new customs, different ways of living, is good for the mind.  We get a new perspective about life and especially our life; it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones.

Facing fear.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

New experiences increase our resourcefulness.  Living in situations you would never encounter at home is great experience for you when you come back to your routine.  People who travel are ready to embrace change.

school girl, Myanmar

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

There’s nothing like coming home from a journey to loved ones.  We gain an appreciation for home when we travel.  We realize what we like about our lives and this helps us focus on growing those things.

Go out an explore!  Expand your mind.  Improve your life.

Safe travels!


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