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7 Reasons Why You Should Travel

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7 Reasons Why You Should Travel

Travelling why do we do it? why are adventures exciting? Why do we love to explore? Why should you travel? Travelling is such an amazing part of life whether your hunger for travel is small or big we are always travelling and moving around. Having wanderlust to travel is amazing and once you start it’s hard to stop.

Personally travelling has impacted me in so many ways and has always helped me grow and evolve into a better person. Which is why below I have created this post pointing out why 7 reasons why you should be travelling as much as possible.

 

 

#1 – Travel gives you a better perspective on life

Interacting with different cultures, ethnicities and religions gives you a much better perspective on life. Depending on what country you grew up in there are always some built-in prejudice about certain cultures, ethnicities and religions whether you are aware of it or not.

Meeting different people from all around the world will break down your hidden prejudgments and help you realise that everyone around the world are just human and that most people no matter where they are from will show you respect and kindness.

From Personal experience it made me appreciate New Zealand a lot more. I was born and raised in New Zealand but frequently visited my Mothers family in Fiji for up to 6 weeks each visit and staying in traditional Fijian Villages or Fijian farms. What I realised was If you are from a first world country and travel to a poor country you will realise our first world problems are nothing to get stressed about.

Down below are some pictures of me and my Fijian cousins in Fiji in 2011.

#2 – Travelling helps you find out what you want in life

Travelling really helps you to find out what you really want to do in life. Most of us have an idea of what we want to do or what we should do but no one really knows for sure.

Now I’m not saying as soon as you land in another country something magical will happen and you will know exactly what you want. But what will happen as you have new experiences and it may bring you more clarity on whats really important to you and what you really want in life.

Personally for myself I realised I wanted to make a blog about Travel because I’m so passionate about it and I enjoy it so much.

 

#3 – You will develop new relationships when Travelling

As you travel you will meet so many people from around the world and also many travellers like yourself. You could meet someone who becomes a close friend.

Many people you will meet may be from other parts of the world you have not visited yet so these contacts will become extremely valuable in your future travels. You could fall in love or just enjoy the single life.

Personally for me I met my amazing girlfriend in 2012 when I first travelled to Australia for a gap year after I finished school.

 

#4 – Travel helps you to learn new languages

Learning how to communicate with people in another language wether it be ordering food, asking for directions or having a small conversation is so challenging but rewarding at the same time.

Learning a language without the safety net of your mother tongue really challenges you to learn faster because you have no choice. It’s so much better than learning in a classroom and many of the phrases and words you will never forget because they will be attached to memorable experiences.

Personally for myself I lived and travelled with my girlfriend around France and Europe for one year. In that year I learnt how to speak French to an intermediate level and am still improving daily and when I traveled to Spain also learnt some bits and pieces of Spanish.

 

#5 – Travelling challenges you

It definitely challenges you to become more innovative and resourceful. Going through your daily routine becomes very easy because you are used to it, no new skills are learnt unless you take it upon yourself to learn new things.

But as you are travelling there is no routine you have to be able to figure out ways to get things done without comfort and familiarity. This may sound a bit daunting but these learnt skills of improved resourcefulness can come in handy at any time if things change in your everyday life. Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable makes the hard times easier.

For example personally being a vegan here in The Gold Coast, Australia where i am currently living I know where to go when eating out, I know where to get all my ingredients needed to make my meals. But when i was travelling in Indonesia, Bali there was no plan and I had to figure out how to eat vegan and where to get it from all whilst being busy seeing the sights and as you can see from the photo below of me soaking up the amazing ambience of the rice fields, it was all worth it.

 

#6 – Travel gives you amazing stories

Lets be honest talking about doing anything in another country sounds awesome. Like going to the top of the Eiffel tower is an amazing experience I will never forget when living in France. Even going to Chipotle in London sounds cool just because it’s in London and there is no Chipotle in the Gold Coast where I live or Auckland where I grew up.

Talking about foreign experiences will always be amazing to most people because if they have not been there, it sounds interesting and mysterious and if they have been to the places you are talking about it makes it easier to relate and bond with them and share experiences.

Lets be real the Story in a far away land is much more appealing than a story in your own land am I right or am I right?

#7 – Travel is in our DNA

I’m sure most people have heard that our genetics has an influence in our lives in aspects of addiction, fidelity and health. But it is not common knowledge that there is also a gene that influences our need to travel.

The gene is called DRD4-7R. The gene has been associated with excess amounts of dopamine which is linked to people taking risks, exploring new places, ideas and foods. All it means is people can get literally addicted to travelling. It is said that an estimated 20% of the world population carry this gene. It is also theorised this is the reason why our ancestors were influenced to travel to far away lands.

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Jay

Jay

16 Comments

  • Adam Wanderway

    I love #5 and I love being challenged while traveling. It brings me alive like none other. Sometimes I try to make it difficult on myself!

    August 20, 2017 at 3:32 pm
    • Jay
      Global Jay

      Totally agree you cannot grow if you are not challenged. If you want to have an easy life you must do hard things if you take the easy path life will be hard. Thats how it is bro.

      August 25, 2017 at 11:48 am
  • Gary

    Great post. I was late in starting to travel and agree it has changed my life for the better in so many ways.

    August 16, 2017 at 5:12 pm
    • Jay
      Global Jay

      Yeah I read that on your blog that it took you a while. Its never to late to start and its great your doing so now πŸ™‚

      August 17, 2017 at 5:44 am
  • Unta

    It’s always good to repeat those things! Happy travels. πŸ™‚

    August 16, 2017 at 1:32 pm
  • Fee

    This is a fantastic list of reasons to travel. I never knew that the reason why I don’t want to stop traveling is due to my DNA, so interesting, thanks for sharing!

    August 16, 2017 at 1:03 pm
    • Jay
      Global Jay

      Yeah I know I didn’t know either until I researched it I was surprised my self

      August 17, 2017 at 5:46 am
  • Monica

    This is really cool…inspirational actually!!! And I agree with every point you make. These are the reasons why I will be traveling indefinitely because there is so much to learn and experience πŸ™‚

    August 16, 2017 at 2:16 am
    • Jay
      Global Jay

      Thanks πŸ™‚ Travelling=Learning

      August 17, 2017 at 5:47 am
  • Steph

    Is that for real about the travel addiction DNA?! That’s unreal I definitely have that! Cool post, I totally relate!

    August 16, 2017 at 1:15 am
    • Jay
      Global Jay

      Yes its for real like I replied to Fee Yeah I know I didn’t know either until I researched it I was surprised my self . Google it πŸ™‚

      August 17, 2017 at 5:46 am
  • Carlotta

    Hey Jay, very good post. I totally agree with all your reasons, especially because I experienced them all myself. The gene reason is very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    August 15, 2017 at 9:39 pm
    • Jay
      Global Jay

      Yeah the DNA thing is so interesting really makes me want to actually test out my DNA.

      August 17, 2017 at 5:51 am
  • Paula

    I love these kind of posts and agree everything you say πŸ™‚

    August 15, 2017 at 8:27 pm
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