Written by Kumar Abhinav

January 19, 2021

Travelling is awakening of curiosity, seeing the world through another lens, and the coming together of a vast array of cultures. It is to celebrate and promote diversity, inclusion, and unity. It can be made possible with an extraordinary initiative that is amassing a groundswell of organizations, groups, and individuals staging activities and events. Travel can be considered as experiencing completely new places and getting awestruck by the beauty. But in reality, it is so much more, opening your consciousness to experience completely different cultures, cuisines, and landscapes.

Here I have curated various reasons why should we Travel?

1.Gets you out of your comfort zone-When you travel independently or as a part of an organized tour, you’re pushing yourself into a completely new horizon that may be well out of your daily life. Perhaps you’ve never scaled the word alone before, or being close to the people other than your family and close friends make you feel very intimidated. But once you leap of faith, you’ll be surprised at the transition that takes place. Probabilities are you could build the confidence you never knew you could have.

2.Decontextualization from the everyday-When we travel, it is like we are pioneers in our minds, creating new pathways and new experiences as we go. If one is grown up with all the comforts of today’s world and had the opportunity to go to different places, it’s easy to forget that this isn’t the case for everyone in the world.

Traveling to different places, specifically, those in the developing nation, can be a wake-up call and put your life in perspective.

Things that you take for granted, like having running water, modern appliances, and the opportunity to study and get a well-paid job. One’ll probably come out with a value for everything you have and the plethora of opportunities that life throws your way.

3.Makes you social-One of the best things is that the friendships and network you make with people with different ethics from across the world. One could be surprised at how close one can come to people within a matter of hours. It improves one’s social skills. Volunteer placements are a great way to solidify strong friendships as you work for a common goal. It helps you not only with other travelers but with the local community too. The interactions provide astounding local insight into different cultural traditions, beliefs, and way of life on a much deeper level – something that you can’t experience on social media.

4.Catapult you into places you have never been before-If you’ve ever been awestruck by the beauty of a landscape somewhere exotic, then imagine how you would feel standing within it, utterly surreal experience! When you travel, you have to do trekking, biking, rafting, and driving through numerous incredible landscapes, unfolding places you never believed could have existed. You soak up the ecstatic and surreal feelings that come with standing amidst areas of natural beauty.

Decontextualization from the everyday mundane life and put you into a different frame of the ecstatic beauty.

You can even scan travel brochures and google for various photos of the most beautiful places across the world, but nothing can equal experiencing them first hand.

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