Some reasons why travelling makes you a better person
Whether you’re born with wanderlust or you’re scared of leaving your comfort zone, travelling will change you for the better. Going on adventures, breathtaking hikes, or tree-planting trips in other countries will expand your mind, make you more independent and strong, and give you the chance to meet incredibly inspiring people from all over.
You’ve discovered you have great navigation skills, and now you trust yourself to find your way through any city. You’ve learned to face your fears and travel solo, and discovered that it’s not so bad after all — in fact, hanging out by yourself is pretty cool. Travelling teaches you a lot about what you’re capable of, and it makes you way more independent than people who’ve never stepped foot outside their comfort zone.
Travelling is often an exercise in hope. Relying on the kindness of strangers on your journey — whether they become your drinking buds for a night, they give you some extra food on a hike, or they simply make your hostel stay more comfortable — helps you see the good in people all over the world. This shatters stereotypes about different people and cultures, and makes you a more accepting and kind person yourself.
When you’re travelling, nothing is set in stone, and plans often give way to spontaneous adventures (which are the best!) Often, we’re too scared to face change, but travelling reminds us there’s nothing to fear in unexpected situations. There are always surprises around the corner, and it’s up to you to make the best out of them! Perhaps the best thing about travelling is the people you meet along the way. Learn from, be inspired by, and be guided by smart, cultured, worldly people who will likely remain your friends and potential hosts for the rest of your life. People in other countries are surprisingly hospitable, and it’ll make you a more hospitable person.