Mostof you sitting here today have traveled around and beyond the bordersof our country while a few have not gone beyond this state. Manyscholars and travel enthusiasts have researched on the benefits oftraveling to human beings.Today, I will to talk about their findings and discuss the reasons asto why traveling is necessary.
Travelingputs everything into perspective for an individual. Typically, peopletake some of the things they have for granted. When one experiencesfirsthand poverty in slums and the struggles of villages strugglingto rebuild after floods or a deadly hurricane, they get to view lifedifferently. It helps shape the way people see the world (Matthew &James 740). They eventually realize just how blessed and privilegedthey are.
Thereis more education in traveling than what a classroom can offer in acentury’s worth of lessons. From learning a new language toexperiencing different cultures and making indigenous food, travelingprovides a learning experience that could only be imagined. Thisexperience also expands the mind of the traveler and makes theirbrain remain active (Matthew & James 732). The travel experiencesof touring the world also teach people simple but significant lifevirtues like tolerance, gratefulness, and patience.
Anindividual can build and maintain meaningful relationships andcontacts through traveling. The people one interacts with during thetrip can increase the social circle of the traveler (Angela &James 721). When one is away from home, there are less socialboundaries, and therefore, there are a lot of potential friends andeven spouses. These people could be the locals and the fellowtourists who are curious to know who you are and where you come from.When one establishes new contacts, they become happier. Moreover, itis worth mentioning that the bond between family members and spousesis usually strengthened during travel experiences (Angela & James728).
Peoplethat travel tend to be more satisfied and fulfilled in life. Nomatter how well a trip is planned, there will always be events thatare unforeseeable. Some could be challenging while others could beinteresting. After overcoming some challenges experienced while on atrip, one is always invigorated and more willing to take upon anyother challenges in future (Chun-Chu & James 718). The occurrenceof unforeseeable events tests a person’s flexibility. Researchshows that people that travel are more flexible in life,relationships, and at the workplace than those that do not travel.Travelers can accept change and move on in life swiftly.
Touringthe world helps a person appreciate the beauty of the world. Manytimes, the news is filled with overwhelmingly bad news. As such,there need for traveling to explore the beauty that the world has tooffer. The relaxation that comes from the serenity of themother-nature helps an individual to meditate and make sound lifedecisions (Chun-Chu & James 714). Importantly, the life-longmemories are also created through experiencing the world’s beauty.
Thespirit of adventure is set up in people through traveling. It alsobrings one out of their comfort zone. Doing new and unfamiliaractivities develops an individual, in turn, boosting theirself-confidence (Chun-Chu & James 710). That feeling ofaccomplishment is important to a person’s self-discovery. Newactivities also help the traveler to learn and develop personalskills, which they never knew that they possessed.
AsI conclude, traveling is highly recommended to everybody because itboosts their inter-personal skill and broadens their perspective.Great memories are also created through touring the world. Moreover,traveling the world is good for the body, mind, and soul. So, do nothesitate to take that vacation, explore the world and experience whatit has to offer.
Thankyou all for listening to me!
Angela M. Durko, James F. Petrick. "Family and Relationship Benefits of Travel Experiences." Journal of Travel Research (2013): 720-730.
Chun-Chu Chen, James F. Petrick. "Health and Wellness Benefits of Travel Experiences." Journal of Travel Research (2013): 709-719.
Matthew J. Stone, James F. Petrick. "The Educational Benefits of Travel Experiences." Journal of Travel Research (2013): 731-744.