Saint Augustine once said, 'The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.'
Travelling has its advantages. Most of the ones you'll read about have to do with health, and such claims are true. When you travel, it is an opportunity to stay healthy. But how? Your outlook on life helps dictate the condition of your entire body. Here are some of those benefits that lead to a better, healthier life.
You Can Appreciate Home Better
You can't appreciate what you have to the fullest unless you travel to other places. When you come home to something old and familiar, you know you're definitely home. As a matter of fact, sometimes it takes being in a foreign place for a long time to miss home and the people at home. This is the time when you wish you had a France SIM card, for instance, to call home or a plane ticket back to Australia in the morning.
Your World View Changes
Every time you board that plane, boat, bus or car, you are opening yourself to change. When you experience a different place, a different culture with different needs and things to offer, your view of what the world is like takes on a shift. You gain not only knowledge but wisdom. This is why they say travel is the best cure for bigotry and the world's little biases. Once you understand something, you appreciate it better.
Your Circle of Friends Expands
How many times have you heard or read about happy couples who met while hiking up a mountain in a distant part of the world? It's that easy to make friends when you travel. The more you travel, the easier it is to meet people and make friends or perhaps even meet someone with whom you'll share something special. Whatever your personality is, if you travel enough, you'll meet people with whom you'll share a lasting bond.
The benefits of travelling have been praised and preached for generations. If you think it's an expensive endeavour, try it and there's one more myth you'll dispel about travelling.