Experiences not Possessions
When you look back on your life it won’t be the things you bought which you’ll remember with most fondness. Time after time, people reminiscing from old age tell others that the possessions they gathered around them ended up meaning very little and that it was the people they cared for and the experiences they shared which glow most vividly in the memory. Travelling with friends and family is one of the best ways of enjoying these kind of experiences and the memories which, for once, money actually can buy.
For young children, travelling can be one of the most educational experiences of a lifetime. Actually being submerged in a different culture, with new foods, customs and a different language will teach them more about the world than weeks spent reading books. Meeting people from all walks of life and corners of the globe, what’s more, will almost inevitably see them growing to be a more open minded and accepting adult.
The pressures of life can mean that modern families get to spend precious little quality time together. With both parents working to bring in sufficient money, and children weighed down with homework and other stresses, it can be difficult for the two generations to connect in a relaxed and enjoyable manner.
Travelling together offers the perfect chance to do just this, and even the less than perfect experiences will provide moments of bonding that you’ll look back on fondly.
The world is a vast and varied place and it can be all too easy to get stuck in our own little corner, through little more than force of habit. Travelling is a way of making sure that you get to experience some of what’s on offer out there, whether that means delicious food, stunning scenery or simply a whole other approach to life. Make the right choices, and you’ll experience thigns which you bring back to stay with you for the rest of your life.
Chase the sun?
For many people, depending on which part of the world they come from, a trip away is the chance to feel the sun on them for what may feel like the only one or two weeks of the year. Waking up to warmth and blue skies and knowing that they’ll both be around all day can lift the spirits in a way which few things can really compete with.
A break from the routine
For many people, life sadly consists of doing the same things over and over again; making the same journey to the same office to sit at the same desk and do the same job. Travel offers a chance to break from this routine, something which recharges the batteries and makes you feel able to get on with the rest of your life.
Who knows, the experience of travelling may be so exciting that it shakes you from your routine on a permanent basis.
Make new friends and connections
It’s always nice to connect with new people, and travelling ensures that you come into the orbit of strangers who’s paths would otherwise simply never have crossed yours.