You know how you’ll always believe your mother is the best cook until you taste someone else’s cooking? It’s the same when you don’t travel. Until you jump on a bus, board a train or aeroplane to a new destination and experience new things, you’ll never see the world with a third eye. So, here are five reasons why you should travel more in 2020.
Appreciate Different Cultures
We are a product of our surroundings. We believe in things we believe in because of where we were born and brought up, and so it’s different to understand why others live their life differently or eat different food until we live a moment in their shoe. Perhaps a few days in China and you will no longer turn your nose up at the thought of having frogs for dinner.
Better for Your Health
You most likely spend your days hunched in your desk at work, staring at a computer and punching at keys. Or perhaps you are an accountant and so your days are filled with excels and numbers. You do this every day and before you know it your body isn’t what it used to be. You can no longer run up the stairs without panting. In the evening, when you stand, you can feel and hear your knees crack from all the sitting. To break off from this routine and even better your health, you need to travel. Take a moment to walk on the beach. Go for a hike on a weekend and if you are an adrenaline junkie, ziplining can come in handy. Step away from your desk, from excels and numbers to treat yourself. You will be fitter and healthier for it.
Helps with Bonding
It’s difficult to look at your lover in a different way when you are always spending time with them at the same place, eating from the same dining table or at the same restaurant. At some point they become part of the furniture; you see them but don’t notice them. This changes when you go on a trip together, whether a road trip or otherwise. Now it’s just the two of you. You have all your attention on them and here you can talk about you two unless you are in any of Kenya’s park, then you can take a moment to look at giraffes and comment on how really, really tall their necks are. Travelling together strengthens your bond. It makes your relationship stronger and your future brighter, true story.
Builds Lifetime Memories
What is life if it’s not about making memories? In your later years, nothing will keep you company more than your memories, and it’s only better if yours are fond memories, which travelling guarantees you. Going to different places motivates you to step out of your comfort zone and try different things, like eating with chopsticks or trying to speak in a different language. You story-bank will overflow with great stories and your grandkids will always look forward to sitting at your feet and listening to your adventurous stories.
Makes you A Go-Getter
To be a good traveller you have to draw a bucket list. That bucket list acts as a reminder of places you ought to visit and what you need to do to get there. This acts as a motivation to work hard and tick off names from your bucket list. Eventually, this becomes a habit and before you know it you are chasing other dreams and making it big. Remember, it’s the small things that make the biggest of difference. You will never the heights a simple bucket list could propel you to.
2020 marks the beginning of a new decade. Purpose to travel more. Tembea Kenya and when you can tour the world. Expound your knowledge. Be adventurous. In the end, you will be thankful for it.