Meet New Friends
The best way and the easiest way to meet new friends is to stay at hostels rather than hotels. Hostels provide lower-priced, sociable accommodation where you can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex. Most of the people in hostels are likely to be solo travelers or duo. If you are an introvert and wanted to overcome your fear, then this will be your best opportunity! You can also download CouchSurfing, it is an app that allows you to book accommodation in a stranger's house, in the meantime, you can also make friends with them.
Recent studies by some scientists have found a strong correlation between traveling and creativity! Yes, you heard it right. Scientific studies are saying that traveling can make you more creative. There are times when you keep thinking for new ideas/inspirations, but you just can't get anything out from your head. There are many famous songwriters travel the world to get new inspirations for their next songs. Sometimes you can get new ideas from talking to new people while traveling.
Discover Hidden Skills
Traveling can help you learn more about yourself. During or after your trips, you may discover a lot of hidden skills that are buried inside you, just because it is not the time yet. You might be good at taking photos, budgeting, planning, and etc. "Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve" by Mary Kay Ash.
We've seen many movies when a couple breaks up, one or both of them will be traveling to another place just to forget about the pain and move forward. Moving forward does not only apply to break up, but it can also be the meaning of moving into the next stage of life. Traveling could make you understand the purpose of the pain, and during the travel, you might realize that you are not alone and what you are facing is just a minor pain. It may not completely heal you when you get back to the real world but you will feel stronger, wiser, and more excited about life.
Strength To Overcome
Everyone is afraid of something, so do I. There is a quote that I always refer to when I am afraid. "If the worst thing in life is death, there are no difficulties that we can't face in life." When we are living in our comfort zone, we don't see the need to overcome and improve ourselves. Travel will be the best way to begin your journey to overcome your fear.
It doesn't matter whether it's a short trip or a long trip, there is always a story to be told. Travel experiences inspire stories, which inspire new experiences. Let your stories motivate others to explore and experience just like you do, and let your stories inspire your future children as well.
Travel can help build a relationship with your friends or spouse. Traveling with friends or spouse require great trust, patience, and participation, but after all, the relationships between you and your friends or spouse will strengthen. Travel can also allow you to see the true self of that person, so if you are about to get married, you should go for a travel with your spouse first!
Everyone should go travel for at least one time a year. "The stress of work and daily demands can distract us from what we find to be actually meaningful and interesting," says Dr. Tamara McClintock Greenberg. Take a break from the daily hustle and bustle is essential for your mind to relax, recharge and rejuvenate. Traveling promotes happiness and helps you take your mind off stressful situations. This leads to lower cortisol levels, making you feel more calm and content.