Reasons why you should Travel

By Juan Alvarado, Western Union employee

If you’ve read our blog, you know that traveling is important to us. We have insights on where to go in Asia, Central America and many other destinations, but maybe you are not a traveler, perhaps you don’t know what the fuss is about! If that is the case, then this article is for you!

Here are the main reasons why I have traveled abroad. Hopefully this article can get you to take the leap and experience things you could never have imagined. Here are my reasons:

1. Curiosity

Curiosity is one of the main forces behind traveling. Think back to a time when someone tried to describe a delicious food or an amazing site from their trip. It sounds amazing. But until you experience it yourself, you will only be curious.  They can be the most detailed story teller, but you’ll never know what it’s like until you travel.

2. Adventure

Traveling offers the thrill of something new. It’s about leaving your comfort zone and getting yourself to experience something you never would have. Every second you are on the way to someplace new; living an adventure, you are the only one who can decide how far it will take you. There isn’t a more exhilarating feeling!

3. Growth

We are all familiar with the places we live in, the people that surround us and the society we are a part off. Much of the growing we go through in our lives comes from experiences.

Traveling offers personal growth in motion if you’re open to listening and observing. You can witness how other cultures live, how they understand life and what kind of world surrounds them. In some places, you can even see yourself in the middle of where history was made. Learning from people with a completely different perspective is the best thing you can do to grow and gain a different outlook.

4. Finding answers

Traveling can be a great way to take a break from everything, especially when you’re getting tired of the daily grind. You can’t escape from your troubles, but you can certainly can give yourself some space and rethink how to overcome whatever you’re facing.

Traveling offers a different perspective to your own life, and you can recharge your batteries for whatever’s next.

5. Enjoyment

The last reason is more common. Traveling is often more associated with a vacation, but it’s also one of the best ways to give yourself a break. Traveling can also tighten the bonds between family and friends. Feeling free and happy is something everyone should experience at least once in their lives.

Treat yourself and travel abroad! You’ll never regret traveling to a new place and expanding your mind. This planet is as big as it is beautiful, don’t miss it!

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