Traveling and Culture

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It’s not easy to step out of your comfort zone; in fact, it’s pretty scary. At the same time, you’ll experience and learn amazing things; both about yourself and the world around you. Experiencing a new culture is like stepping into a whole new world; you’re exposed to different languages, smells, colors, sights, sounds, and people. Taking the time to travel to a different part of the world and a new culture will completely change your life. It’ll be an exciting and thrilling experience that you will never forget!

So why travel?

Traveling opens one up to new experiences, cultures, lifestyles, the authenticity to which is a new environment. Traveling can lead one to many new and positive experiences, meeting awesome new people along the way, the opportunity to partake in the taste of new cuisine or food that you have never tasted before, sure trying new things is not everyone’s cup of tea however one should be open to trying something new if they are to add more to their own liking’s. 


IT IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK.

Every time you want to travel the world, something gets in the way, right? Flash news: that something is YOU. Stop making excuses! The beauty is that they are absolutely NORMAL people like you and me. It will never be easier than it is right now for you to do that which really matters. Something will always go to draw you back. You just need to learn to prioritize what is more important to you right now. Putting things in perspective is the most valuable exercise you can learn to do. In most cases, you will eventually find out the things drawing you back are not really that important or can be perfectly manageable. So if you have the desire to travel, just find a way to go. If you master this and apply it to several aspects of your life, you will be unstoppable.

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Try something new.

Whether you realize it or not, you spend the majority of your day doing things you’ve already done hundreds or thousands of times before. Very rarely do you actually try new things for the purpose of engaging a unique experience. But what if you made it a point to do exactly that? There are many benefits to doing new things – don’t cheat yourself out of them.

Most people like to travel, but with one caveat: they prefer to travel with other people. And while there are tremendous benefits to traveling with friends, there’s something advantageous about traveling alone.

It may seem taboo, but solo travel is highly beneficial. It teaches you independence, allows you to set the itinerary, and provides life lessons on how to handle the good, bad, and ugly. There’s also research to suggest that spending time alone staves off depression, so there are psychological benefits to it as well.

So get out there, try something new you could gain so much more than what you couldn’t.

Be open to change

When you are open to change you You broaden your perspectives. Nothing changes the way you view your own life experience like seeing the way other people live. Not only will you be more appreciative and thankful for the life you have, but you’ll also have a new sense of wonder and empathy for other cultures and countries. 

You’ll also learn to live in the moment and appreciate experience overall thing’s, you learn to roll with thing’s and you are more open to the different way’s of life

No country or even city lives the same way. Countries have different cultures, and people have different beliefs, but when you travel, you see that no matter how different people are or the way they live, there is inherent goodness in most people.

YOU ARE NOT GETTING YOUNGER.

just in case you haven’t noticed. This is relatively straightforward: it’s better to see the world while you have some energy. Nobody knows what will happen tomorrow that may put your life goals in jeopardy.

While you are young, if you are somewhere around your twenties and young thirties you may want to live your life while you still have freedom and travel boldly, You are reckless, with little to regret or hold you down. Basically, you are FREE. 

Of course, you are allowed and can travel when you are older however thing’s will be different as opposed to if you were to travel while you still have some youth.

Your mind will be different as so to will your personality and your overall view on the world will have been molded by years of life experience. As rewarding as the journey may be, it will not have the opportune potential impact on your development as while you still have your youth with you.

Your body will handle a lot less too. A simple backpack will weigh a lot more. Leisurely activities such as climbing mountains, hiking trails or kayaking may not be doable at all. If you aren’t doing all these things now, you may never get the chance to? And what stories will you have to tell your children? 

YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF.

Traveling to new places and meeting new people for a while, suddenly you’ve got yourself a ton of travel memories. You will inevitably increase your general knowledge and improvement in your overall life experience – now that is a given.

In almost all cases this tends to happen because you step out of your comfort zone, which ultimately becomes an opportunity to meet with your inner needs and fears. You meet face to face with them and you learn how to overcome them, sometimes utilizing skills you didn’t even know you possessed. And every single time this is repeated, we grow a little more inside.

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In addition, I find traveling personally to be a powerful yet humbling experience. It broadens our view on a world that is so very bigger than ourselves. When we are in contact with dramatically big scenarios than the ones that we are familiar with all our lives, we start to realize that really we are just a small droplet in an ocean much bigger than we once thought. Then our drama’s and worries start to seem smaller because as we experience new thing’s and meet new people we get to know more respectable stories from all around the world.

This can turn your journey into such a beautiful and liberating experience, we become relaxed but with an emotional impact. 


YOU MAKE FRIENDS.

Making new friends

One of the most rewarding things about traveling is being able to establish a strong yet endearing connection with a random stranger. Of course, you can do that within your own country, however, being as you are meeting people outside of your familiar surroundings is a different story. The propensity for making connections is higher since you are required to approach others.

Within the process, you are able to get to know people that do not reside within the same place, that will not act, think or even look the same as you do. To be able to witness such a diversity amongst us is nothing short of an amazing and humbling experience. But there is also beauty in discovering that there are many more thing’s between us than there are that set us apart.

Culture and cuisine

As well as traveling and experiencing and meeting new people we open ourselves to being able to try out new cuisines and dishes that we have yet to sink our taste buds into, now like i mentioned earlier that trying new thing’s may not be everyone’s cup of tea but without trying new thing’s we will never experience the joy that may be brought about trying something new.

Food is not just enjoyable but you are experiencing the authenticity and the culture behind the craft of creating such a dish, there is much history to food than a first glance or what meets the eye as there is a story behind everyone, there is a story behind everything cuisine. 


In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.

So when it comes down to it ..

Just go out and enjoy the world, enjoy life and what it has to offer, explore the world and stop holding yourself back, there is so much to the world and what it can offer to you and what you can offer to others, so bask in the sense of adventure and the joy that comes along with traveling the world. 

The sooner you have the mindset, the more you are able to learn. There is no ideal time to travel because there may be no such time as you wait for that ‘right’ moment. Just go out and enjoy the world right now.

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