9 Benefits of Traveling Somewhere New

Just in time to plan your next vacation!

Dec 25, 2019

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Traveling to a new place allows people to break out of their comfort zones, expand their horizons, and meet people from all walks of life. In the process, they build confidence and memories to last a lifetime and even remember why “there’s no place like home”.

Travel Broadens Your Horizons

When people live in the same place for too long, they tend to stick to a set social group. A community can do wonders to feel supported, but it can also limit people's exposure to new opinions.

Uprooting themselves, whether for a short vacation or relocating permanently, gives them opportunities to meet people from other backgrounds who see the world from a different angle. They’ll  learn new ways of thinking, allowing them to become more open minded, understanding, and tolerant of other cultures.

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Travel Can Improve Your Health

Travel is lots of fun, but it also has many proven health benefits. A joint study from the Global Commission on Aging and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, in partnership with the US Travel Association, found that women who travel at least twice a year show a significantly lower risk of suffering a heart attack than those who only travel every six years or so. The same goes for men, who show a 30 percent higher risk of heart disease if they do not take an annual vacation.

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Travel Breaks the Routine

Having a place to call home brings comfort, stability, and safety. But routine can turn into monotoany in which people rarely leave their comfort zones to expereince new challenges. Sometimes it take visiting a new place, whether driving for a few hours, taking a train, or flying acoress the globe. to shake things up and break the routine. 

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Travel Allows People to Reinvent Themselves

Staying in the same place makes it difficult to get rid of some of those bad habits and replace them with better ones. Traveling to a new place gives people the space to start over. They can seek out communities in which people share their good intentions, making it easier to pursue a life in line with their values.

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Travel Builds Confidence

Travel, like life, doesn’t always go as planned. People in  a new place have to meet those unexpected challenges on their  own. Sure, it can feel a bit scary at first. But once they overcome those bumps that come up along the way, they will feel more confident to meet them again on the road of life.

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Travel Inspires Creativity

Traveling gives a learning experience unlike anything else. Whether it means exploring a historical site in-person, meeting people from vast cultures, tasting new foods, or becoming immersed in a foreign language, no classroom can ever replicate the  real life education that comes from travel.

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Travel Provides a Real-Life Education

Traveling gives a learning experience unlike anything else. Whether it means exploring a historical site in-person, meeting people from vast cultures, tasting new foods, or becoming immersed in a foreign language, no classroom can ever replicate the  real life education that comes from travel.

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Travel Creates Unforgettable Memories

Traveling to new places takes people on unforgettable adventures. Perhaps they’ll gaze across the Great Wall of China, share a home-cooked meal in India, see the Northern Lights, or simply chat with a stranger turned friend, travel creates new memories to last a lifetime.

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Travel Makes People Appreciate What They Already Have

Spending time in a new place, allows people to learn to appreciate the comfort and loved ones of home that they often take for granted. Seeing the way people live around the world teaches them  to appreciate the blessings in their lives. And while traveling brings excitement and adventure, after a while, they remember; there’s no place like home. 

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