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The pandemic was one of the biggest obstacles that many of us have faced in our lifetime – and are likely to ever face again. As well as many of the turmoils it threw our ways, it also put a stop to most of the travel that we would have loved to do. The past year or so has seen borders reopen and travel begin again, but the sort of holidays we are taking is changing. We are looking for meaningful experiences and to really see the world, immersing ourselves in all that it has to offer. If you are someone that has never really travelled but is thinking about doing so more often, here are some top reasons that travel is the best thing you can do.
It broadens your mind and teaches you new things
If you have only ever been to one country, or don’t travel abroad you are very restricted in your knowledge and views about other places. Travelling is a fantastic way to broaden your mind and open your way to new things. Whether you are heading on holiday somewhere, on school trips such as Madrid student trips or taking a solo trip somewhere, you are guaranteed to learn so much. You can learn about new cultures and traditions and learn things you can practice in your own life.
You can try new food
Whether you are a foodie or just someone that likes to eat, travelling enables you to try so many more incredible foods. You can head to Spain and have authentic Paella, Italy for traditional hand-stretched pizza dough, France for wine and cheese shops and try the incredible seafood in Iceland. The food you try abroad is so different to anything you might have at home that it tries to replicate and can teach you a lot. You never know, you might become encouraged to cook more once you return home too!
It can take you out of your comfort zone
When we always stay in one place, we are always in our comfort zone. Travel takes us right out of this, where we are forced to make our way around places that we don’t know and have never heard of. Where you have to try and speak a new language and just figure out things that you don’t ever need to even consider when you are at home. These can all make you grow as a person and use things such as your logical and rational thinking in new ways.
These are just a few of the main reasons that travel is the best thing you can do. It is something that will give you memories that will last a lifetime and that you will never forget. Do you tend to travel often? If so, what are some of your top tips and why do you find it helps? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!