It has been said that travels broaden the mind, Some people shy away from travelling alone, a few embrace it. what is it that makes it an attractive option? What are the advantages of travelling?
One can be completely selfish when it comes to travelling, it all depends on the itinerary you set and all the decisions you make. You need not worry about what others have to say or their opinion. Travelling can be liberating and there should be no place for compromise. Travel, in other words, is a basic human desire. We're a migratory species, we never like to stay in one place for long. Make the journey out to somewhere you’ve never gone before with an open schedule, to let life show you what opportunities were waiting for you that you couldn’t have even imaged before.
Travel is awe-inspiring in many ways. It captures the senses of being a traveller and has us longing for more destinations to visit, cultures to experience, food to eat, and people to meet. We not only travel to visit new destinations but also sometimes to find ourselves, to meet new people, to leave being the busy schedule and the chaotic world, to learn more about the world than the newspapers can accommodate, we travel to bring happiness and peace in our world.
The beauty of this whole process was best described, perhaps, before people even took to frequent flying, by George Santayana in his lapidary essay, "The Philosophy of Travel." We "need sometimes," the Harvard philosopher wrote, "to escape into open solitudes, into aimlessness, into the moral holiday of running some pure hazard, in order to sharpen the edge of life, to taste hardship, and to be compelled to work desperately for a moment at no matter what."
Travel spins our world in two ways- it shows and makes us familiar with the values we tend to ignore but also it shows us a part of ourselves that might otherwise grow rusty. It helps you find your self-confidence by dealing with unexpected situations but also helps you to get some ‘you’ time.
But when it comes to travelling You have to answer your own inner wanderer, to pick up your courage and let your heart lead the way to a new adventure.