Luckily for me I feel well-travelled, I have visited more than 20 different countries, in more than 40 trips including Europe, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Thailand, Sri Lanka & more… I have a few more planned this year alone. My daughter has visited 9 countries and she is 7, and obviously has more booked too. I know this is a drop in the ocean when it comes to the whole wide world we live in, but I have spoken to people lately that have never had the opportunity to leave their hometown in there whole lives, which made me feel very grateful. So In my opinion we are lucky to be able to get the opportunity to experience different ways of life, tasting different foods, meeting people of other cultures and religions.
Another advantage with traveling is that it gives you the experiences and skills which will be of great use in your life & career
Here are 3 advantages of travelling that you will use whilst away & be able to put into practise on your return...
Communication and Social Skills
One important life skill is being able to communicate effectively. This is often seen or experienced when vacationing at countries where other languages other than English are spoken. Being in an environment like that encourages you to learn and improve your communication to get whatever you want/need.
Skills for Stress Management
Making round-the-world trips or having adventures to exotic places helps you to mingle with others, therefore eliminating any kind of stress you are presently going through. Being in another environment helps you to approach life’s issues differently from the way you would have behaved when at home, and with time, your skills for stress management builds up, which will definitely be brought into your life and career when you return.
Self-awareness And Management
One other advantage of traveling is that you have time to think and connect with yourself. It helps you to re-examine yourself and understand what you have for yourself as the goals in life, and this is why some people see it as a time of spiritual revival.
Some other benefits of traveling are problem solving, visualization, creative thinking, adaptability and ability to learn new languages, and to experience any of these, it is necessary to have an open mind when on the trip