Sitting home? Why not cut back on eating out and shopping for stuff you don’t need? Save your money to travel to places you’ve never seen before. Here are reasons you should travel more.
Travel is more than just a way to break the monotony. It offers rich experiences that help to satisfy that inner need to get away from it all.
Do you have a travel bucket list? Make it your priority and start a travel fund!
Traveling allows you to learn about different cultures, visit places of historical significance, see the world and meet wonderful interesting people.
Reasons to travel more
Don’t just talk about it, do it! Here are 10 reasons why you should travel more:
Life is an adventure in itself, why not add more to it?
Travel to unknown places.
Go on safari, visit a remote mountain village in the Swiss Alps, enjoy a visit to the Grand Canyon, or go to local museum or historical landmark in your very own city or state.
There’s no learning experience quite as effective as traveling.
Broaden your horizons and learn, learn, learn!
The internet and television will never be able to take the place of travel.
You can only learn so much from a textbook.
You’re never too old to get out of your comfort zone.
Travel makes you try new things, new foods and meet new cultures.
While others are staying at home, you are up in the air or on the road again, challenging yourself with new experiences each and every day.
Travel More – Time to unwind
All year long you work hard, anxiously looking forward to your vacation from work.
Travel gives you the space and time to relax and unwind.
Go on a cruise, get some offline time, go to a sunny beach, go camping, enjoy life while you can.
Learn life lessons
Travel provides lessons of all kinds, from patience to learning new cultures and history.
An amazing reason to travel more is to learn life lessons by helping others.
Visit third world countries to learn about the lifestyle of those who are less fortunate.
Volunteering and helping those in need may be one of life’s most satisfying moments.
Give of yourself, your time, your energy, and feel the love.
Now’s the time to travel cheap
Travel is not a big luxury like it used to be years ago.
Go backpacking, work whilst you travel or just go for a real low-budget trip.
Research travel options online and find cheap airline tickets, hostels and rental cars.
Many companies have season offers and discounts.
Auction and coupon sites also offer you the opportunity to bid on airline tickets and travel packages.
You can even do a study exchange program and earn your degree as you travel.
Travel doesn’t always mean you need to hop on a plane.
Go local, take a bus, a train or a short road trip.
Support the small business and visit remote, out of the way places.
Stay at a bed and breakfast, eat at a cozy cafe or the only diner in town.
Make new friends
It is said that a journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.
You never know who you’re going to meet while traveling.
In most countries locals are very friendly and helpful with travelers.
Be friendly, open up and connect with the locals, make new friends.
Friendships you make when you travel, usually end up being lifelong friends.
Feeling of freedom
Getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life helps you experience a freedom you’ve never felt before while traveling.
Be adventurous, do things you’d never do, try things you’d never try.
Enjoy life at its best as you travel to unknown places.
Enrich your life with hands-on experiences
New experiences can enrich your life, helping you to become a more interesting person.
Get involved in the lives of those from different countries and different cultures.
Many third world countries have associations or groups where you can volunteer, an experience like this will probably be one of the most gratifying things you’ll ever do!
What are you waiting for?
Where’s your next destination?
It’s all very well planning a city break to feed your inner culture vulture or a gastronomic experience to tempt your taste buds – but have you considered planning a holiday that focuses on your wellbeing?
From month long relaxing retreats to cheap spa breaks, there are plenty of holidays out there that’ll help get your body and mind in tip top condition.
Here are a few of our favorites…
Holidays For Your Body and Soul Dust Off Your Walking Boots
“These boots were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do” – walking holidays are a brilliant way to see the sights whilst also clocking up some impressive mileage, and there is nothing more soothing for your body than getting some fresh air.
Join a group excursion and you may even find yourself making new friends on during your trip.
Some of the best walking holidays in Europe are in Austria and Switzerland, which have thousands of kilometers of walking tracks, some where you’ll barely need to bring anything but your boots as restaurants, hotels and even spas can be found along the hiking trails in the mountains and villages you pass along the way.
Take To The Slopes
There’s no denying that skiing holidays can work wonders for your fitness – and now your winter sports break could benefit your brain, too.
‘Snowga’, a new luxury holiday experience set in France’s Val d’Isere resort, combines skiing and snow-boarding with regular yoga workouts to stimulate body and mind.
The best part? All cooking during the break is done for you – so you can use the time you save to perfect your best Downward Dog.
Retreat From The World
Sometimes we all need to escape for a bit – whether you choose to run away for a week, month or even a year (yes, there are some year-long getaways out there) a retreat is the ideal way to show yourself some much needed TLC.
Most retreats include yoga and meditation to soothe the body and focus the mind, and many are located in inspirational settings such as Goa, Bali or Thailand.
In Goa you’ll find many Ayurveda spas, in Bali relaxing detox centers and in Thailand some luxurious spas and a variety of different treatments.
Prepare To Be Pampered
Spa weekends are one of the best ways to get away for a bit and recharge your batteries – especially if your time is limited and want to treat yourself without having it cost a fortune.
Most spas allow guests to tailor their stay to suit their needs, with options ranging from simple use of the facilities (such as pool and sauna) to a variety of indulgent treatments.
Whether you decide to treat yourself to a massage or simply to enjoy a dip in the Jacuzzi, the chances are that, come Monday, you’ll be feeling rested, restored and ready to take on anything.
Popular spa weekend destination are Budapest, Marrakech and Istanbul.
Jump In The Saddle
Not only are trekking holidays a fun and unusual way to explore a new place – but they’re actually pretty good for your fitness, too.
Hop on a horse, donkey or – if you’re feeling brave – a camel and you’ll find you work muscles you never even knew you had.
Well, it certainly beats being stuck on a coach for hours on end…
Corsica and Iceland are two popular destinations for horseback riding in beautiful scenery.
Where would you like to go for a wonderful body & soul getaway?