5 Amazing Reasons To Travel While You’re Young

Travelling is one of the most amazing, exciting, and cultivating experiences that you can do to benefit yourself and your career.

There are endless numbers of places and spaces to explore, and making a journey out of your comfort zone and into something refreshing and new is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your personality, for your intelligence, for your emotions, and even for your career.

If you need some convincing as to why wandering away from the mundane and into the unknown is amazing, check out the 5 reasons below, then pack your bags and head to somewhere new! Near or far, you’ll definitely notice the impact that the experience has on you.

1. You’ll feel free and unique.

Not only will traveling let you feel like you’ve escaped from the mundane and from the drag of daily routines, but it will give you an individual perspective on places, people, and spaces that can only be molded through the journey to somewhere new. The freedom that accompanies driving, flying, or even just walking to somewhere that is refreshing and different is something that can feed your imagination, as well as promote creativity.

2. Exposure to different cultures gives you a new perspective.

Whether it is a culture from a different city, or a culture that is unique to another continent, being around something unfamiliar and fresh is one of the building blocks of being extraordinary (and being a great leader). Plus, it’s a bonus for your career: employers, statistically, are more likely to hire young people who have exposed themselves to things that differentiate them from other candidates (and this mostly comes from travel!).

3. Travel is a great stress reliever.

Stress is, unfortunately, one of the major side effects of being a busy & successful career girl. Travel has been proven to be an effective way to fully relax. Traveling as often as you can while you’re young and busy is an amazing way to boost productivity and innovation when you get back to work and life.

4. You will acquire the admirable trait of humility.

Being humble is something that is honorable and admired in successful people and leaders alike. Traveling allows you to step back and see that the piece of the world that you live in is not the only one there. Travel gives you insight into the fact that your view on the world is not the only one that exists and it shows you that there’s more to life than the mundane and what you know.

5. You will gain amazing empathy for other and a connection with nature and the world.

Travel shows you places and spaces that may be or feel untouched by man. It shows you tiny, family Italian restaurants on corner streets of Europe, and it shows you the oceans and trees of the Caribbean. You will appreciate what you have, what the earth provides, and the fact that others are suffering. Empathy is an extremely valuable trait to possess, and being able to explore deeper levels of that is something that you can’t put a price on.

Have you been travelling? What lessons did you learn? Don’t forget to check out our article about 10 amazing travel apps!

  • http://fashionbackyard.blogspot.fr camille

    I love travelling so much ! I hope to see the whole world

    • Kaitlin Marks

      Me too, Camille! Thanks for your comment! I hope that you get to check off travelling to every place on your list! :) Take lots of photos and have fun!

  • http://runningwhitehorses.blogspot.com Carina

    I so agree! These are incredible reasons to trav! Traveling indeed is such a humbling experience! I wouldn’t have learned so much about the world and its people if not for it :)

    X Carina
    Blog | YouTube

    • Kaitlin Marks

      Thanks for your comment, Carina! I’m glad you enjoyed the article!

  • http://LizzieDripping Elizabeth Rebecca

    I have loved the experiences I’ve had with travel so far in my twenties.
    Noway, New York, France, Scotland, Wales, Shropshire, Devon and Lincolnshire so far.

    Lizzie Dripping

    • Kaitlin Marks

      Hello, Elizabeth! Thanks for your lovely comment! I am just a teeny bit jealous of all the places you’ve been to, but honestly, it’s amazing! I’d love to go to all of those places (out of those, I’ve only been to New York!) My relatives are from Scotland so I can’t wait to go!

  • http://writtenby-agirl.blogspot.co.uk Charlotte

    Agree so so much! I’m going travelling for a year upon finishing university next May and I’m suuuuper excited!! x

    • Kaitlin Marks

      Wow, that sounds so amazing and fun! Have an awesome time, Charlotte, and thanks for your comment!

  • http://www.cafe-court.blogspot.ca Nicole

    Great post Kaitlin :) I couldn’t agree more. Taveling inspires you to find new ways to connect and empathize with people from all walks of life!

    • Kaitlin Marks

      Thank you, Nicole! :) I definitely agree with your point about empathy, and that’s a trait I think we could all use a little more of. I’m glad you enjoyed the article!

  • Anja

    When I was younger I traveled to 27 countries and lived abroad. Today I am ill and not cleared for travel due to health problems. Make sure you travel while you are young and healthy. A health scare or chronic illness can sneak up on you and derail all your future plans. Don’t put it off.

    I regret I didn’t travel more. 27 countries isn’t that many…..

    • Kaitlin Marks

      Wow, I would love to go to 27 countries! I am very inspired and saddened by your comment; I’m so sorry you’re unable to travel and I hope that you get better. I love the live in the moment message you’re spreading, and thank you so much for your comment!

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  • http://josievictoriaa.blogspot.co.uk Josie

    This is a great post, I can’t wait to get out and travel! These are all such great reasons and I hope I get the chance to experience all of it. I’m hoping the travel after university if I can find the money somehow!

    josievictoriaa / fashion, travel and lifestyle

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