The benefits of travel extend far beyond just a luxurious getaway. It’s essential to prioritize experiences that enrich your life and rejuvenate your soul. I may be bias, but traveling the world offers the opportunity to escape your day to day, learn new cultures and push yourself outside of your comfort zone.
It’s okay to take a break.
Scheduling time for a getaway with friends or family (or solo) can do more than just provide a change of scenery; it can be a necessity for your overall mental well-being. Whether a state away, or across the country, give yourself the chance to be immersed in a new destination. Temporarily forget about the pressures and stresses of your everyday life.
In a sense, it provides a mental “reset” that allows you to see things from a fresh perspective and spark inspiration or creativity. It can be that chance to step away from your problems and responsibilities and intentionally focus on the present moment.
Experience new cultures.
The gift of travel truly allows you to expand your horizons and dive into new cultures. Whether it’s trying new foods, chatting with the locals, taking an arts class or exploring stunning landscapes – these situations open your mind to new possibilities and passions as well as help appreciate the world around us.
Traveling to Fes, Morocco, I was introduced to the daily prayer calls and the beautiful Moroccan music.
Step outside of your comfort zone.
It is not always easy to plan travel. I understand the thought of currency exchange, language barriers, long flights…can seem daunting. However, I am here to help support you in these “worries” so you can feel more confident in stepping outside of your comfort zone.
Travel has taught me to step outside my comfort zone and that sometimes the days unplanned create the best memories. On a recent trip to Venice, I wound up lost and landed in a local fish shop and enjoyed one of my favorite meals of all time. I couldn’t read the menu so I have no idea what I was eating but it was delicious!
Life is short. It’s precious and full of opportunity. The memories and stories we gather from our travels can stay with us for a lifetime, helping us reflect on the richness and diversity of human experience. Traveling to a new place can open your eyes to different cultural traditions and ways of living that you might not have been exposed to before. You’re able to learn more about the unique qualities that make each destination special.