Travelling is an amazing experience. Aside from the fact that it allows you to discover other cultures, it is also an amazing way to discover yourself, who you are and what your limits are as well. Travelling changes people – and it’s no wonder that the most “illuminated” minds in history were also travellers. From writers to scientists, people who “rule” the world of arts, science and knowledge are usually people who travel quite a lot – because experiencing other cultures is something that helps you understand how you function.
There are many reasons to travel. Why should you travel now though? We have gathered just a handful of reasons to make you pack your bags and book the first flight out – so read on and find out more.
Regardless of the reason behind your decision to travel, it is never too early to follow your choice. You may think you will start travelling next year because “now it’s too early” – but the truth is that the mere notion of “too early” doesn’t exist when it comes to travelling. If you feel like packing your luggage and if you feel like discovering Africa, do it now. As long as you are 18 (or whatever the age of the majority is in your country), you can do it.
Because It’s Never Too Late
As we age, we tend to believe that we have “wasted” our lives away – but the truth is that nobody “wastes” their lives until the moment they actually give up on it and stop enjoying the ups and downs life brings with it. It’s never too late to travel. It’s never too late to learn a new language and get a taste of that famous cuisine you’ve been dreaming of ever since you were 25. It’s never too late to retire, pack your bags and leave to see the world.
The world may not be all peaceful and there are many areas out there that have been at war for many years – and even decades now. Even so, now is a good time to be a traveller. You have the Internet at your side, you can research your destinations more efficiently than ever, you can travel cheaper than ever and you can even stay in touch with your friends and family at home (without having to sell a lung or a kidney to be able to afford the phone bill). Now is a great time to be a traveller and to experience the greatest places in the world. Now is a great time to be a world trekker and to share it with other like-minded people.
Conclusion? Travel now. You don’t have to quit your job, leave your dog and house and take off to a completely far away country. But do travel. Go on holidays. Discover your own country too. Don’t be afraid to feel, don’t be afraid to experience. Life is too short to postpone or regret things, so travel now.