Why travel is good for you



JULY 2020

Why travel is good for you

Travel isn’t for everyone. Oh no, wait, scratch that.

Travel IS for everyone, and should be sought out as often as possible, providing you’ve the finances and the time. 

But why is travel so important? 

A quick internet search will produce thousands of results. But, the one answer that comes up time and time again is that travel broadens your horizons.

But, what exactly does that mean? Does it mean returning home with colorful stories to kickstart conversations around the dinner table?

Or is it about showing off your newfound understanding of other countries and cultures through photographs, made into artistic memories by hello canvas?

You could easily just read a book on various destinations, which would also be a great conversation starter. However, reading, and actually visiting the place, are two completely different things.

Facts, not opinions, are what will attract people’s attention.

People are more likely to listen to someone that’s been to Venice in winter, over someone who’s just read about it.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at why travel is truly good for you.

1. Travel gives you a different perspective

Perspective means knowing something and understanding how it fits in with other similar things.

Gaining perspective isn’t easy, because we’re all so entrenched in our own established beliefs.

However, travel is one interest that teaches us about perspective. When we take photos on our smartphones or cameras, we do so because we want to capture a unique angle.

Capturing moments — why travel is good for you

This may be of the historic cathedrals of Marseille, or of a delicious dessert you tried in the Philippines.

The point is, that we don’t take pictures of things that we don’t want to remember.

No one has a smartphone filled with images of photos that are boring or mundane. Instead, we take pictures of places, people and things that offer us a different perspective from our everyday surroundings.

Why travel is good for you 1

Gain a new, and different, perspective from your own when you travel


“The prospect of travel plants the seed that there are more journeys, and new discoveries, to come.”

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When you see one new place, you’ll want to see more — why travel is good for you


2. Travel sows the seed of things to come

Nobody likes to be stuck in a rut. As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life and the journey is where you find it. Being stuck in a situation not of your choosing completely goes against this.

Stepping outside of your everyday grind and traveling somewhere new will ignite your will to want to see more. 

The prospect of travel plants the seed that there are more journeys, and new discoveries, to come. In closing, you’re unlikely to visit somewhere like the Duomo in Florence and think ‘cool, but I’m done now’.

Instead, travel changes your way of thinking to “what I want to see next is….”

Would you agree?

Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Hello Canvas. It may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that I’ve recommended. Thank you for your support.

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