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17 Reasons Why Around the World Travel is Good For You

Updated on July 18, 2016.

Why travel around the world?

We've compiled a list of the best reasons why everyone should enrich their life with around the world travel. And while we're at it...all these reasons can also be taken as our motivation for doing what we do at AirTreks.

1. Traveling is easier than you think.

We believe that traveling around the world should not be hard: it’s actually something everyone should be able to do at least once in their lives. Whether you choose to spend a few years or just a couple months traveling this beautiful planet, just see what’s out there. It’s up to you to make the dream come true and take the first step. Launch TripPlanner to price your ideal route (or call one of our travel consultants and ask for some free advice!)

2. Travel opens your eyes.

If you are open and willing, travel will make you an incredibly more well-rounded human being. And that’s really the goal, isn’t it? If you don’t know where to start, check out our Around the World planning guide.

3. Traveling helps you learn who you are.

With all the challenges it presents, and opportunities laid at your feet, travel lets you discover who you are in a way that only the road brings.

4. Travel creates meaningful relationships

People you meet while on the road become some of the most valued names in your address book. They become points on the map to visit later on. These folks give you a glimpse outside your hometown circle of friends, forcing you into new and refreshing perspectives, and ultimately realizing that everyone is the same.

5. The road develops skills you didn’t know you had

The satisfaction you get when reaching the top of the mountain, or crossing a gorge, or helping a villager clean up after a storm, or simply successfully ordering a meal at a rural Chinese restaurant, you realize the latent skills you didn’t even know existed.

6. Travel forces you to learn new languages

There’s something satisfying about being able to throw around a few words of Greek, knowing how to say thanks in Thai, pulling out that long dormant Spanish to book a room in Santiago, or simply hearing a language you didn’t know existed just a few weeks before.

7. Travel gives you adventure

No one looks back fondly on a trip to the dentist, or the laundromat, or the grocery store. But after ziplining over the jungle canopy in Peru, successfully navigating the dusty alleys of Marrakech, taking speedboat ride in New Zealand, or taking a Land Rover out to watch grazing animals in Tanzania, you get a feel for what being an active human being is like. The need for adventure is hardwired; travel lets you tap into it.

8. Traveling gives you perspective

Meeting people from exotic cultures will teach you that the way you’ve been looking at the world isn’t the way everybody else does. In fact, you might be dead wrong about it. Seeing it for yourself brings a healthy dose of reality check.

9. Traveling is great as a transition

If you happen to be between jobs, schools, kids, or relationships, around the world travel can be a perfect way to separate these life stages. It can give you insight into your next phase and provide closure on the last one. Plus, there’ll be a nice time stamp upon ending that moment in your life.

10. Travel is education

Seeing the world provides a source of education absolutely impossible get in school, teaching you economy, politics, history, geography and sociology more than any sophomore class in university ever did. The school of travel is currently taking applications.

11. Travel to complete a challenge

Getting your daily Starbucks not nearly interesting enough? Well, how about finding an address in downtown Tokyo. Travel is full of moments of joy and challenges. Overcoming the challenges gives you some of the greatest joys of all.

12. Travel shakes it up and lets you do something new

It sucks to be stuck in a rut. Everyone knows what that’s like. Travel can be your perfect solution. Go ahead and plan your ideal route around the world (it’s easier than you think!)

13. Traveling proves that dreams do come true

You imagined it, daydreamed about it, envisioned it. Guess what? Now’s the time to do it. We’ve put together some specials to inspire you to live your dream.

14. Travel gives you cool stories

Let’s face it. Even for those who can’t tell a story, just the words “last year in Mongolia” gets you instant party points. Don’t fancy yourself a storyteller? Even if they seemed trivial when they happened, nostalgia will create a epic spin around getting your laundry done in Zanzibar. Just don’t be that person and overdo it!

15. Living on the road expands your palate

Yes, you will be constantly surprised at the flavors the world has to offer. And you’ll come back with a new diet like no one else.

16. Travel proves to yourself you can

If you’re the kind of person to dream big, you’re probably also the kind to reach for new challenges. Finishing a trip gives you the satisfaction that you were able to accomplish what you set out to do.

17. Traveling can happen just for the hell of it

Why travel? Because you can. Because you want to. Why not pick up your tickets and set the ball rolling!

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