Traveling is one of my interests and favorite activities. Many people wonder what they should do for a vacation and I realized a lot of people don’t seem to share my views about traveling. I believe it’s very important to see the world and different cultures. It lets us open our minds to new things and we get to experience life in exiting different ways.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, because food is a very essential part of every culture. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.
New experiences increase our resourcefulness by living situations you would never encounter at home; this is great experience for you. So far in my life I have traveled to Germany, Austria, Italy (for a very short period of time) Iran, Spain and Mexico. Out of these places Spain and Austria have really stood out in my memory. I would really love to visit Portugal, Greece, Brazil, Uruguay and Alaska in future. One important lesson that I have learned on these travels is that to really get to know a culture, one should really visit small towns and local stores and resturants. Most people make the mistake of going to large metropolitan areas to find out about a culture, but I have noticed most of big cities are similar. As I mentioned before Spain and Austria have really stood out in memory of travels, so in the next pages I will share some of the places that I visited and recommend for readers to see.