There are two levels of answers to the question of why people travel. The first is the obvious and probably the reason we give ourselves and quote to others. We travel so we can see sights, experience other cultures, attend events and learn more about the world.
These are exciting reasons. But there are deeper reasons to travel that have less to do with what we do when we travel, and more to do with what the journey is about us. These five sets of changes to us are the essence of what makes the trip so convincing.
Travel enriches you before, during and after
The prediction of a trip is almost as stimulating as the journey itself and the memories afterwards. Knowing what you have before and imagine it in detail, gives excitement to life and relieves the tendency to fall in a business day. The more detailed the picture of the journey, the more a future trip will excite you in advance.
During the journey, daily life can be intense. Living at these moments completely and marking everything around you, elevated living. It is obvious that this kind of intensified experience is a quality of a travel that takes you beyond the bus and out of the streets and squares, landscapes and waterways, of the places you visit. Independent travel is a world besides inherent travel.
Travel expands your world view
Through the trip you get a framework for history and significant touchstones that brought you to your current life and point in time. Now you are in the bad Borgia popes office, surrounded by the walls that contained the man with sufficient power to write a papal star - a mandate - claiming all the wealth of the Western Hemisphere for Spain and Portugal, and securing it for the next 200 years. When you pause instead where it happened, the events and meaning come to life with a new meaning.
Now you look down the stairs leading to a tunnel connecting Leonardo da Vinci's home with the royal castle across the street. It was through this tunnel that King Françoise traveled to sit and talk with his ingenious friend. And now you are in Bayeux, where the French William Erobreren built his shipping to cross the English Channel and claim England's throne.
Each of these experiences reinforces your view of the world and your first hand about time and space.
Travel makes you more alive and interesting
Travel gives you something to look forward to ... to prepare for ... to study for ... and later to share. You will bring home stories. Life can become something monotonous if you release it, especially after you retire and your work life ends. In advance, it's worth at least as much as the journey itself and the memories that follow the trip.
How much better to have travel stories and observations to share to make your conversation limited to your latest doctor visits and your frustrations with weeds in your lawn.
Travel recreates you
Travel and the expectation of travel, recreates your enthusiasm. You look forward with excitement instead of experiencing the exuberant feeling that comes from repetition and routine.
Travel challenges you to be at your most effective and focused level. Comfort zones can be comfortable. But it's good that you are regularly taken out of your comfort zones. Otherwise, your social abilities may begin atrophy, and your ability to think of your feet and solve problems may decrease due to abuse.
Travel improves your health and well-being
Travel gives you a reason to be healthy. And it keeps you crazy anymore! The challenges with travel test your sharp daily. Travel can be demanding, especially if you are not led by the nose on a group trip. You know that you must be on your toes - being consciously aware - to pay close attention. You have to walk a lot, including up and down hills and stairs.
Usually when you return home from a trip, you will be in better shape than you have been for months or even years. And if you immediately start predicting another journey ahead, you will have a real incentive to follow up on these improvements and be ready for the next time.
Changes and benefits
These changes and benefits to you from travel can become permanent. Your life will be expanded with enrichment, you will think more in big. You will find yourself incorporating conscious lifestyle changes that have been learned during the trip. You will be more alive and interesting because you are regularly re-adapted. And you will experience improved health and well-being.
All that takes into account makes this a great deal.