5 ways travel can change your life


Everybody dreams of traveling and seeing the world, but most people do not follow through with that dream. They let it remain as a dream and continue on with their “busy” life. What most people don’t realize is that traveling can change their life.

Traveling can give you this new sense of life after seeing how other cultures live their lives. It has shown me that life is not meant to be lived in one place. To really appreciate life, you should travel to other places to see their way of living. As soon as you start visiting other places, you see how different life really is for people in different countries. With the little bit of traveling that I have done, it has changed my views of life in many different ways and I know it can for you too.

Here are 5 ways traveling can change your life:

It gives you the sense of freedom

Most people only dream about traveling and feeling that sense of freedom. A lot of people do not get to experience this feeling, even though every single person has the potential to accomplish anything that they want. Traveling has a way of making you feel alive. It gives you an unexplainable sense of excitement. From my experience, booking a trip to another state or country gives me the feeling that I am getting to do exactly what I want to do when I want to do it. It gives you the feeling of being free to do whatever you want. That feeling, is a feeling that can’t be explained. So book a trip, start visiting places you’ve never been before, and find that freedom that you are looking for. It will ignite your motivation to work towards having that sense of freedom for life.

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It can kickstart your creative mind

Creativity can be produced in many different ways. I found that while traveling, ideas started popping up in my head quite frequently. Whether I was sitting on a beach by the ocean or I was sitting on an airplane on my way to my next destination, I would have ideas flowing through my mind like a river. Traveling is what lead me to start writing my ideas down and acting on them.

Travel creativity

Try it for yourself; book a trip somewhere you have never been and see what inspiration you get from it. It may help inspire you to start your own blog, start your own business that you always thought about, or simply just find creative ways to find happiness in your life. Traveling can help create new ideas and those ideas have the potential to change your life.

It ignites your gratitude

Being grateful for things in your life is something that is overlooked when the negative things start piling up. It is astounding what happens when you focus on the things you are grateful for instead of the negative things that are happening all around you. I found, that traveling to different places and seeing different things has ignited my gratitude towards life. It has shown me how fortunate I have been in my life and that things could be much worse. Next time you go on a trip, look around and observe, and see what traveling to that place made you grateful for. Write down what you are grateful when you travel and constantly look back at what you were grateful for.

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More opportunities come your way

When traveling to different places, you never know who you might run into while visiting. You could be at a restaurant and you start chatting with a guy standing in line and next thing you know, he could end up being a new client. Traveling has a way of presenting a lot of new opportunities in your life. You may not be looking for those opportunities but it may just happen by a spur of the moment conversation or thought. The opportunity can come in many forms. For example, you may get the inspiration while traveling that a certain place that you visited is the place you want to start your own business. Simply traveling to a new place can create many more opportunities in your life. To go a step further, I would say, anytime you travel to a new place, start looking for these new opportunities that will be coming your way. It could possibly change your life.

Travel opportunities

It creates a sense of happiness

As many of you have experienced, traveling and going on vacations can easily make you feel happier. It provides you with a sense of relaxation and helps you leave behind the emotional baggage. Traveling has created more happiness in my life than I thought it would. It gives me a feeling of adventure and bliss every time I go somewhere. If you have been thinking about taking a trip, I suggest you book it now. Traveling can simply make you feel good. It will help create that happiness you are looking for and you will have a great time while doing it.

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Traveling has many benefits. It can broaden your horizons and give you a feeling that you have never experienced in your life. It can open your mind to new ways of living and even help you find your purpose in life. So what are you waiting for? Plan out a trip, book it, and get ready to feel the benefits of traveling.

What feeling do you get when you travel and where is your next trip going to be?

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  1. Bob Merrick says:

    Traveling can be life changing. I, like many people, put off traveling for some time with one excuse after another; but, I finally realized that I needed to take action and what a difference it has made. I enjoy going to different lands and cultures and interacting with the locals to get a feel of how they live. It has broadened my outlook on the world. I also feel an exhilaration after seeing far away places that I have always dreamed about. Dreams do not have to remain dreams.

  2. Tyler Leslie says:

    Thanks for commenting Bob! Sounds like you have done exactly what I have done as well. Hopefully more people will catch on to this and start going after their dreams!

  3. RAJPAL TYAGI says:

    I agree with all five point of yours but missed one. The world is full of selfish people. They look at your wallet first before showing them self. I am not talking about a hitch hiking person but a working and responsible person. If you have full wallet you can enjoy your journey better than squeezed wallet. All over the world weather rich or poor country this sickness is like a cancer. When I left India in 1979 first time I have a great enthusiasm about our planet. After visiting four continent America, Africa, Europe and Asia I feel like a lost consumer who wanted to buy a fridge instead bought a TV. Travelling is really a very good aspect of life because it give you a wealth no one can snatch from you except death. Most of the traveller give you the best time of their journey not lowest moment if they have and most of them have.

  4. Tyler Leslie says:

    Thanks for commenting Rajpal. I can see what you mean. Totally understandable. Traveling definitely offers something that nobody can snatch from you!

  5. Weni Wang says:

    Traveling is a good way of exercising your brain. It forces you to get out of your daily routine and comfort zone. Traveling can also train you to be more creative in resolving issues quickly. You become more practical and fuss less over little things. Traveling enriches your life. Like what St. Augustine says – The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

  6. Tyler Leslie says:

    I totally agree Weni! Traveling has a wide variety of benefits to a lot of aspects of your life. We are definitely on the same page!

  7. Great article and agree with every point! As somebody that’s regularly trying to balance a 9-5 job and travel as a hobby, I find that travel particularly helps me to refocus my creativity and thoughts to improve my output overall.

  8. Tara says:

    Traveling is addicting! You’ll find ways for your itchy feet. And once you see different parts of the world, you’d want to see more.

  9. Tyler Leslie says:

    Thanks for commenting Tara. I totally agree with you! I always get that itch to travel. Glad you enjoyed my article!

  10. Great article! I put off travel when I was younger, for the reason of fear I suppose. I took a leap of faith at 26 and spent a number of months exploring the west coast of the US & haven’t stopped since. I have seen more places since 2008 then I did in my 26 years before hand & even started up a travel business a couple of years ago. Now I get to help others to enjoy their adventures as well as my own! I know travel has made me a better person!

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