If you are considering travelling but don’t know whether you should then stop and read this. There is no time like the present to take the opportunity to explore the world. In the modern era, you can travel to plenty of exotic and exciting new places, so what is stopping you? Many people put off travelling and say they will do it when they are older or have more money or more time. That time never comes. Putting off travelling could mean that you miss out on some of the most-amazing experiences that you will ever have. Here are ten awesome reasons you should take a trip in 2014.
1. You Could Pick Up Another Language
Travelling could expand your mind in more ways than you know. If you have ever considered learning a second language then travelling will help you to do so. Immersing yourself in a different culture, with a different language is the best way to learn. You will never be so dedicated to learning a language as you are when you have to speak it every day.
2. You Can Try Authentic Cuisines
So you have eaten curry, and now you think you know everything there is to know about Indian cuisine. News flash, you have no idea what authentic cuisine is like until you visit its country of origin. Go to India and try a fresh curry made by the locals, and then you will understand the cuisine.
3. Travelling Isn’t Always Expensive
You may have put off travelling because of the cost. You can get some reasonable deals online, and so there is no need not to travel. Bargain agencies, such as Citilink in traveloka.com, make travelling super easy and cheap.
4. Meet New, Exciting People
You will meet some of your best friends when you travel. You are reading this thinking “yeah, right”, but nothing bonds two people more than being in a strange land together. When you travel alone you will meet some of the best people on your journey, so enjoy yourself.
5. Make Amazing Memories
When you are old and grey, you will need some good stories to tell. Travelling makes exciting, lasting memories. You will look back on the time when you travelled with happiness. You will feel so glad that you took the chance to experience new things.
6. Learn From Other Cultures
Don’t stay inside your culture bubble. Break out and experience new ways of life. Not every culture lives in the same way. You can learn so much from other cultures, not only about other people, but also about yourself.
7. You Will Regret Not Travelling
You will not regret travelling, but you will regret not travelling. If you think now that your career or relationship or dog is more important than taking the time to travel, then you are wrong. There is plenty of time to deal with all that grown up stuff later on, so take a break and see the world.
8. To Get Over A Breakup
If you have just broken up with someone then, the best way to recover is to travel. By exploring the world, you will come to realise that there is more out there for you than just a boyfriend or girlfriend. Beyond your home town there are a wealth of things to experience. Pretty soon you will forget your ex’s name in favour of new, fun people.
9. To Take On New Challenges
Have you ever skydived in Canada or rode an elephant in India? If the answer is no then you are missing out. There are thousands of new challenges and experiences out there for you if you’re willing to try. You only get one life so make the most of it. Try everything once (or even twice) and enjoy every second of it.
10. Because You Can!
There is only one reason to travel. You don’t need to travel because you should or because this article tells you to do so. You need to travel because you can. What on earth is stopping you? Whatever it is, it is not a good enough reason to waste time. Get out there and see the world. Right now.