Traveling is one of the best things in life that helps us to discover more, broaden our ideas about the world, meet new people, enjoy a fun time, etc. Each year, planes, trains, and vehicles transport more than a billion tourists around the world.
This is an incredible number, although we must acknowledge that people travel for different purposes: work, education, visiting relatives, events, and finally, holiday trips.
Our article covers the latter one – when we travel to have a memorable time and have some fun. Your idea of having fun can differ from what we would suggest but consider the necessity of self-development and personal growth. Would you go to Paris just to see the Eiffel Tower?
The world has become so small that for many things you wouldn’t even need to change your location. If a few years ago many would tend to visit particular places for entertainment and recreation, today they can just visit an online casino and play gambling games from the comfort of their homes.
There is not even an issue related to currencies after the rise of global digital currencies, that now are accepted by many online platforms. Similarly, if you travel somewhere to shop at your favorite stores earlier, now they are available online with worldwide delivery options.
With all this being said, we are making a simple conclusion that it’s always better and more meaningful if traveling brings not only fun but also self-growth. Here are some examples and advantages, explained below.
To the beach or the mountains?
Deciding whether you spend your holidays on the beach or visiting the mountains is not just a preference. It comes from your personality type. If you are an introvert, you would probably want to travel to the mountains, and the beach if you are an extrovert.
To contribute to your self-growth, here is our advice: get out of your comfort zone. Try to open new challenges for you: If you are an introvert, plan your next trip to the beach, and vice versa. At the end of the holidays, you will have amazing memories, maybe new connections, and a positively altered personality.
On the other hand, being an extrovert and choosing a little passive trip will help you to enjoy new activities and feel the discomfort of the “boring trip”, but that feeling will pass when you realize how much fun you can find in new things.
Want to see the pyramids?
Let’s plan a trip that makes us someone who can think out of the box. Tell everyone you want to see the pyramids, and they will suggest traveling to Egypt. Surprise them. There are pyramids in other countries as well, such as in Italy. Yes, you heard it right. The pyramid of Cestius dates from 12 B.C. and is a piece of history in Rome.
The World’s greatest gathering of pyramids can be found in Sudan, not far from the land of Pharaohs. These structures are homes of many myths and unanswered questions. Unfortunately, we wouldn’t advise visiting Sudan since currently there are safety and security issues. But you can keep it in your mind for the future.
Broadening your ideas about history and culture is a fantastic way of self-improvement.
Cultural Discovery in the Temple of Rats
Our personalities grow when we look at things differently. Visiting the gothic cathedrals feels awesome but looking beyond is even better. India is not only the Taj Mahal; getting acquainted with India’s diverse culture can add some value to your knowledge and experience.
Welcome to the Temple of Rats or Karni Mata Temple. Built more than 500 years ago, the sacred place is the home of around 20.000 rats. Some people worship them and believe their prayers will be heard if they care for the rats.
Of course, there is a religious history behind it. Will it feel different being in this place? Definitely. Will it feel uncomfortable? Maybe. But this is what brings us to new adventures and cultural discoveries. Our world is small but also quite diverse. The more we know about it, the better.
The Bottom Line
Traveling is a nice experience. Moving from one country to another, crossing hundreds of miles can be stressful, sometimes tiring. You have two options to ease that feeling: To read some tips about how to make your trips effective and joyful and keep in mind that going to new places is fantastic, taking beautiful pictures is always a good idea, but don’t forget about gaining experience.
Accept new challenges, put yourself into new environments, meet new people, try what feels uncomfortable, taste different cuisines, and so on.
Don’t forget to write some notes in your journal. Fresh memories always stay fresh on paper, along with happy pictures.