Travel changes the people – 10 ways to travel that will help you to improve your life and your way to travel!
Travel changes the people. It changes who you have been throughout your life to who you really are.
When you are out on the road, without any baggage, without friends or family, you encounter life in a way that’s not always possible when you are working all the time. My experience meeting others has shown me that travelling changes you for the better, it brings out the best version of you possible. Today we are going to talk about ten ways to travel that will help you to improve your life and your way to travel.
1 – Become more socialiable
Swim on the road! You can choose between to be better at making friends or to end up alone in your room. Trust me if I say that is so easy to learn how to make new friends, especially because you are out of your country with strangers and need to get more comfortable with approaching new people.
2 – Gain confidence
When you travel around the world: Hiked Mt, Everest, Cliffs of Moher, Rome, Malaga, Paris, Scotland, America, the Great Barrier Reef, or wherever you are thinkingof going.. In a short time, you will see that you’ve done a lot of awesome things. After you can accomplish so much, and you’re going to feel a lot more confident in your ability to achieve anything.
3 – Learn to go with the flow
You’ve dealt with missed flights, slow buses, wrong turns, unavoidable delays, bad street food, and much, much more. You’ve learned how to adapt your plans to ever-changing situations. Always remember: don’t get mad, don’t get angry, just move on! Times flies and life throws you curve balls and you hit them out of the park.
4 – Get more adventurous
Once you have become confident in your ability to do anything, you will feel confident to do everything: skydive, jump off cliffs, bunjee jumping, jet boat, conquer your fear of heights, eat Irish Breakfast, whatever.. You got this. It’s all part of the journey and the more you put yourself into uncomfortable situations, the less uncomfortable they become!
5 – Learn to read people
When you don’t know the local language of the place, non-verbal communication becomes even more essential to read people and situations.
You will start to be able to read body language which can tell you a lot about your surroundings and also make you avoid bad situations 😛
For example once I said “choo choo” to ask info about how to get to the train station. Travelling to places that do not speak your language helps your ability to understand body language.
6 – Travel broadens your horizons
Mary Anne Radmacher once said: “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” When you try for the first time to travel and have experience with people from other cultures, your perception of the world changes and you never want to stop learning more. You will see that even if we are from different countries and cultures, we are not so different from each other.
7 – Learn to make it anywhere
Once you have handled to travel in foreign countries or living in a new place, you can do anything. After you have moved abroad without knowing a soul and left having to establish everyday life there, you know you can repeat that process anywhere and everywhere, you have no reason to be worried about going to unknown places.
8 – Tell your friends cool stories
There will be a moment during your trip where you will need to tell someone what’s going on in your life. Egotistical or not, you’ll have a lot of amazing stories to tell your friends! Just do not be too proud of yourself, and do not bother them when you tell your stories – Tell them in a funny way! 🙂
9 – It will make you more employable
You’ve travelled the world alone – wow!
You handled awkward situations; you won your personal battle and you have been be able to dealt with a lot of different kinds of people. In a short period, you learned a lot of people skills that can’t be taught in school. The ability to be able to work well with others and also navigate different situations can give you a real edge in job interviews – keep going!
10 – It will give you friends around the world
After your time abroad, where you have travelled the world, there will be few places where you can go because you know someone from there. During your own travels you’ll make friends and you will always have a place to stay and a friend to show you around.
Today’s blog shows you that travelling is a transformation of yourself.
It teaches you about the world, how to navigate unknown situations, how to be independent, and also you can learn how to go with the flow.