There are two levels of reasons why people take trips. The first is obvious, and probably the reason we give and quote others. We travel so we can see sights, experience other cultures, attend events and learn more about the world. These are exciting reasons, but there are deeper reasons why you should consider taking a trip this holiday. The following highlighted reasons are at the heart of what makes travel so compelling.
- Taking a trip enriches you, before, during and after
The anticipation of a trip can be considered to be as stimulating as the journey itself and the memories afterward. Knowing what lies ahead, and imagining it in detail, lends excitement to life, and relieves the tendency to fall into a work routine. The more detailed the trip is pictured, the more a future trip will excite you in advance.
During the journey itself, everyday life can be intense. To live in these moments fully, and to write down everything that surrounds you, makes life greater. Clearly, this type of intensified experience is a quality of a travel style that takes you to the streets and squares, landscapes and waterways of the places you are visiting. Independent travel is a world apart from “content” travel.
- Travel expands your vision of the world
Through travel you gain a framework for history and an important touchstone that brought you to your current life and point in time. Taking a breather at the site of great historical events makes them come to life with new meaning. These experiences will definitely give you a wider view of the world and broaden your firsthand sense of time and place.
- Taking a trip makes you more vibrant and interesting
The trip gives you something to look forward to … prepare for … to study for … and then to share. You will bring home stories. Life can be somewhat monotonous if left in a single routine, especially after retiring and your working life ends. The anticipation is worth at least as much as the journey itself and the memories that follow the journey.
Taking a trip also re-energizes you, improves your health and well-being. These changes and benefits to you from the trip can become permanent, and reflect in your daily life long after the journey is over. Your life will be punctuated with enrichment that will expand your horizon. You will find yourself incorporating deliberate lifestyle changes learned during the trip and you will experience greater health and well-being. This makes taking a trip this holiday something worth considering.