Some people have always had the travel bug, while for others, it’s not a priority in their lives. Travelling has both good and bad elements to it, and some home birds prefer to keep their feet on the ground and stay put.
However, no matter who you are or where you’re from, travelling can be an unbelievably enriching experience that will inform your life decisions going forward. In this post we’ll take you through three reasons why you should travel as much as you can while you’re young!
You should travel as much as possible before you have children or buy a home.
When you have many expensive and emotional ties pulling you towards home, it is harder to just up sticks and decide to travel the world. A serious job, owning a home or having children means it’s impossible to just decide to go travelling, unless you’re in a position to work on the road or take your kids with you.
That’s why travelling on student trips abroad should be a priority when you are young, free and single. You will be amazed how fast life comes at you, and if you dither around, you could find that it’s too late to take that trip of your dreams that you always wanted to do.
Seeing the world will make you realise what’s important to you.
While there is value in working hard and staying home, seeing the world opens up your mind and broadens your world view. It can be easy to get boxed into small-minded thinking when you have stayed put in one place for too long. Expanding your knowledge of other ways of life, other cultures and natural landscapes, will give you a greater appreciation for how big the world is, and how tiny you are.
This sense of perspective can be very helpful when you are making big life decisions in the future. You may even decide to live abroad in the future after having a positive travel experience! The more you see of the world, the more you can really pursue a life that you truly want, and feel confident and worldly while you’re doing it.
You deserve to have fun!
Ultimately, travel is about letting your hair down and having a fun experience. There is a lot of pressure on young people to get their career sorted, get a house, get married and settle down very quickly – but the truth is, life is about doing things at your pace. If you aren’t ready to settle into a more stable life, or you simply want to take a different path, don’t deny yourself that just because it’s the road less travelled.
Remember, at the end of the day, you deserve to have fun! Don’t let the grind get to you – try to explore the world as much as you can before you take life too seriously.
Ultimately, travelling is a great way to broaden your horizons and make the most of life. Why not take a risk and go for it?