The world is a great compilation of diverse music, landscape, culture, and knowledge. During the days we want to take a break, we take advantage of this diversity. We thrive by continually stimulating our senses for the bold, the brave, and the unique. This is the main reason why people like to travel. Whether it’s to a neighboring state or a foreign country, we owe it to ourselves to witness the beauty of the world, with a first-class view.
Unknown to many, traveling brings forth many opportunities to learn. If you need more convincing to book tickets for a trip you’ve been putting off, think of it this way: you won’t just be traveling, you’ll be learning too.
Learning a New Language
Travelling puts you to a place of diverse culture. You’ll hear foreign conversations while you’re out eating or walking. Take advantage of this situation by learning a new language! Let’s say you’re planning to visit Spanish-speaking countries like festive Colombia or vibrant Mexico. Browse through your handy dictionary for basic expressions and questions, install Spanish-learning apps, or you can borrow some advanced Spanish books for teachers in your local library. Learning basic phrases can help you strike simple conversations with the locals.
Culture differences are more evident when you’re traveling. What’s acceptable in your country might be banned in another. It’s important to exercise caution, sensitivity, politeness, and social graces (a lot of research can also help you) when mingling with people of another country. In South Korea, noisiness in public transportation is considered rude. If you’re traveling with giddy-friends towards the NamSang tower, exercise politeness and respect others’ boundaries.
Building Travel Confidence
Sometimes, your dream vacation will face hiccups along the way. For example, you might get lost when you’re on your way to a restaurant. Since you are new in the area, you are basically put in a situation wherein you need to ask, connect and build a network of local friendships. This intel will lead you to secret restaurants, moving bazaars, hidden markets and community activities you’ll enjoy. These aren’t usually listed on travel websites, and chances are, this is what the heart of the locality is.
The Art of Adaptation
When you travel, you learn how to be a chameleon so that you get the most out of your trip and enjoy it. You don’t just sit all day in your hotel room, you roam, you try new things, and you learn. Not all trips go according to plan. When you are in a situation that forces you not to stick to a plan, your adapting skills are being put to the test. You have to interact with the locals to find your way around the city, which is one of the perks that come with traveling.
Traveling is a wonderful opportunity that builds confidence and experience. You won’t just see pretty sights; you’ll experience the world from another perspective. Make the most out of your trip by learning these skills!