Travelling means different things for different people. For one person it could mean getting outside of their comfort zone but for someone else, it could mean a new adventure and the chance to explore a new culture. We all hop on that plane, that train or that bus with a different goal in mind. But no matter your goal, you’re always somehow impacted and changed by what you experience while travelling. Here are 5 things you discover when you travel.
Discovering your packing style
Are you a roller or a packer? Do you only pack the essentials or do you pack your entire bathroom and then extra too? Many trips have taught me many things about perfectly packing for a trip and how to avoid leaks, spills and breaks – the more you travel the more you learn.
Discovering your travel style
Are you happy to pack a bag and head off by yourself or do you need your squad with you? I’ll admit that I’ve never done a solo trip and the idea doesn’t exactly thrill me, but it is something I would love to try. Travelling with others has taught me that I’m early to bed and early to wake, but I didn’t know that until I travelled more.
Discovering your love for food
Many of us enjoy watching food shows but only some of us actually think “One day I’ll try that!”. Travelling in a foreign country is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Not only are you exposed to new food, but also to new cooking styles and ingredients. Travelling is the perfect way to discover a love for food you never knew you had.
Discovering your travel personality
Would you want to spend the entire day on the beach or would you want to be on a constant adventure. Perhaps your heart yearns for ticking off everything on your bucket list? Or perhaps you only want to see the hotspots? You’ll only truly discover your travel personality once you actually start traveling.
Discovering a new view of the world
Imagine standing in front of the monuments you only saw in history books? Or communicating with someone who doesn’t speak your language. These are all things that happen when you travel. You’re exposed to different smells, sights, people and cultures – and all you can do is observe. The moment you step off that plane and out of your comfort zone, the way you see other parts of the world, people and cultures will change. Because you won’t look at the world based on what someone else told you, you’ll see the world through personal experience.