What Are The Benefits of Travelling?
Understand the benefits of travelling and give in to your wanderlust!
Everyone raves about travelling and the experiences they had while abroad. But what exactly is all the fuss about?
In truth, the benefits of travelling are not just a one-time thing. It is guaranteed to open your eyes and aid your personal development. Having no money or little time is no longer a valid excuse. Save, save, save and make the time! Travelling is a lot different than it used to be, especially with Europe’s extensive and wonderful rail system! It’s one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel and there is a multitude of routes you can take. The sky really is your limit. Don’t be using ‘I have a young family’ as an excuse because interrailing is also good for kids!
Anyway, enough about interrailing and why it’s so amazing, we have put together our top benefits of travelling. They will help you justify booking your own adventure!
Interrailing Packages – Our top 5 benefits for travelling abroad:
1. It gets you out of your comfort zone
As a society, we have established comfort zones. We become comfortable in our daily roles, and breaking away from the norm can be scary. Whether you travel solo or with a large group of your friends or family, you are stepping into a new world. Which may as well be out of your comfort zone. Take the plunge because you’ll be surprised at the transformation that takes place. Find confidence that you never knew existed and take on those challenges you would have avoided in the past.
You will very quickly realise that you can connect with people despite differences, you will be able to navigate foreign environments, become a more competent and smarter person. Aiding your personal development!
2. Travel = STRESS BUSTER
Closely related to our previous point, many of us are so caught up in our daily lives and struggle to find our work-life balance. In fact, this causes more harm than good. Don’t let the stress of work, university, or wherever your stress stems from, take over your life! So, conquer the possible and leave those stressors behind. Get your interrail ticket or flights booked and begin the adventure of a lifetime. Give yourself the opportunity to enjoy all of life’s pleasures!
3. Develop cultural sensitivity
All things considered, this is definitely one of the most important benefits of travelling we will list on this blog. If you take away one thing from reading the blog, let it be that being culturally sensitive is key in our globalising world. Look for underlying values that will help explain certain behaviours in certain cultures. This allows you to practice cultural sensitivity.
Here’s an example; Spaniards take a 2-3 hour siesta during the day, and no, it’s nothing to do with being lazy. Spaniards value family time, and spending time with their family is more important than sacrificing a sandwich to sit at their desk.
This is not only very interesting but actually helps you to understand different international conflicts and issues. It’s an important skill to shift perspectives and understand where someone else is coming from. ** STUDENTS – This is a great thing to put on your CV! **
4. Expand your real-life, social network!
Social networks are very much a real thing in real life. One of the biggest benefits of travelling is that you have an opportunity to establish connections and build a network abroad. It can be hard to build those long-lasting relationships, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth getting out there and meeting new people!
5. Lifetime memories
Last but certainly not least, are those lifetime memories. Nothing is insignificant, the fact that you have experienced life abroad or something out of the ordinary creates memories that you will carry with you for the rest of your life!
When all is said and done, there are so many different benefits to travelling the world. So be sure to experience it for yourself and see what the fuss is all about. Here at Interrailing Packages, we are always on hand to make those dreams a reality!