Traveling the world is more than just witnessing its marvelous wonders. It also paves way for self-transformations you might have never thought possible.
It is a great joy to see the world’s beauty from different parts and angles of it. Truly, the glorious creation is more than enough to make every human being stand in awe. There’s so much to discover and delight in through traveling, so it is really a fulfilling activity to engage in.
Regardless if it’s for personal leisure or business endeavors, traveling teaches a lot of good things to people. And that’s one of the major reasons why traveling is one of the best things in life! Actually, after traveling, you will become a changed person, especially if you’re teachable and receptive of positive changes that this activity brings!
Traveling the world makes people’s personality better, and here are 6 ways how! Keep reading, and fall in love with the wholesomeness of traveling even more.
1 – It helps you build new friendships.
Meeting new faces and knowing new names is inevitable in traveling. The world is filled with people, and you will realize that a hundred times more whenever you travel!
One of the amazing things about human relationships is that even when strangers are strangers to each other, random small talks are fine, especially when it’s a helping hand that’s being shared.
Traveling to several places allows you to meet and connect with new people. You may be a non local in a domestic destination or a foreigner in a certain country, and it will be difficult to just go around without any guidance or help. That’s when approaching strangers and receiving their kindness comes in handy. Moreover, conversing with new people on group trips is one of the most common ways to meet new friends while traveling. It’s natural, casual and congenial!
It gives the opportunity to build new friendships and acquaintances which may become your long-lasting buddies in the future! You learn how to communicate and socialize with different kinds of people, and you develop better interpersonal skills when you travel.
2 – It deepens your existing relationships too.
Besides the new people you come across with while traveling, the family, friends and loved ones you travel with make all the experiences more colorful. You may not be completely aware, but traveling is one of the most effective and awesome ways to form good circles and strengthen relationships!
Traveling deepens your existing relationships as it allows you to get to know and understand more about each other. Trust among the group is also established, nourished and stepped up. It’s not the same as simply living inside the house or working in the office together everyday and not similar to simply eating meals together over catching up.
There are genuine colors you will only see when you spend a day or more of travel with your loved ones. Furthermore, there are extreme adventures that will play pivotal roles in toughening relationships while traveling. It’s both refreshing and meaningful!
2 – It enhances your patience in many ways.
Although traveling the world is super fun, it tests and enhances your patience in many ways as well.
From booking flights and hotel accommodation to checking in flights and hotel accommodation, the processes are not very easy and often not very cheap. From choosing your travel itineraries to traversing them, you need to spend some of your precious time deciding and planning. Not to mention, long lines can be tiring and time-consuming, and unexpected schedule changes may happen too!
Traveling has aspects where your patience will be lengthened, but nonetheless, the felicity is worth it!
3 – It enlightens you about diverse cultures.
Going to different places on earth welcomes you to an awareness of the countless cultures that exist on the planet. You become more informed and educated about the lives of people outside your very own culture. Your wisdom heightens as your heart betters.
Because of that, you acquire a healthy understanding of countries, cultures, customs and civilizations, which is also amplified by experiencing them first hand. You learn to cherish and hold in high regard other human beings’ way of life. It teaches you to be non judgemental and helps you to become more grateful and compassionate.
4 – It lets you appreciate the world a thousand times more than you do.
Sometimes, people who are less kind will learn to be kinder when they learn how to appreciate the world even more.
Traveling makes you see beautiful things amidst the imperfect happenings in the world. That teaches you to value life and be extra grateful each day.
5 – It humbles you through new experiences.
When you travel, you step out of your comfort zone for a little or long while. You gain fresh experiences which you won’t attain if you’re only staying in the hideout you’re usually staying. Sometimes, you have to come face to face with some occasions (in traveling) which you personally find uncomfortable but really aren’t. They will actually help your personality improve in the brightest ways they can!
It shows how traveling makes you realize that the world does not revolve around you and your preferences. You should learn how to adjust with new places, new people, new food, new environment and new everything! If not, you won’t be able to survive and won’t totally enjoy the trip all!
Traveling humbles you through new experiences which may not be common or not pleasant to you.
For a clear example, you are an urban city-born dweller, so not used to what’s outside the concrete jungle, who’s traveling in a hugely remote tourist attraction per your family’s choice. To travel happily and fulfillingly, you can’t be stubborn and too choosy when it comes to selecting what bathroom styles, what transportation means and what food cuisines to take. You need to learn how to adapt with diverse surroundings, especially with what’s provided in front of you.
That sounds like a scene from a drama, but really, traveling teaches such humility too.
6 – It drives you to yearn for more discovery through traveling.
To travel around the world is a common bucket list of many people. A dream that everyone wants to achieve, it surely is going to be very rewarding once you tick off every travel destination on your wish list!
Traveling is highlighting the world’s magnificence, appreciating even more the known treasures and unraveling the hidden gems. You can’t get enough of all these because the divine creation is indeed stunning. It’s too much for the heart to handle, so it drives you to yearn for more discovery through traveling.
When you experience traveling, you will want to travel more! The excitement and adrenaline rush will always feel like the “first time” because the world and its innumerable portions are filled with inexplicable grandeur. Every new place offers a new splendid experience! That makes traveling become a lifetime goal for you and for every person with such a dream.
Leaving your comfort zone is the beginning of new learning and progress.
Though it does not fully seem that way, traveling actually allows you to leave your comfort zone even when you are traveling for comfort. Why? Because when you travel, there are many things both expected and unexpected that you will encounter. Your travel experiences may be carrying not just fun but challenges as well. That means there will always be fresh knowledge and new experiences you can look forward to having!
What’s more, there’s always something enlightening to realize when you’re traveling. It affects your perspectives in positive ways, thus, traveling also enhances your personality.
While you are enjoying the Earth’s grace, traveling embraces your individuality with a better glaze.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Quality and well-researched writing is her worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. She is a daytime writer for Holiday Inn Parramatta Hotel, a five-star hotel in Parramatta, New South Wales which provides a rewarding stay and a close reach of Australia’s noteworthy features. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.