Travelling is a Lifestyle
People have been traveling the world for centuries now, in search of new lands to explore, trade, and immigrate. Throughout history, we have all had a desire to travel at some point in our lives. The majority of travelers hundreds of years ago were inquisitive individuals who wanted to explore the unknown despite the dangers that they were taking on.
The World’s Most Iconic Traveler
It comes as no surprise to us that Ibn Battuta was the most revolutionary traveler to ever walk the face of the earth. Having started traveling at the age of 20, he has traveled throughout many Islamic countries, Africa, Asia, and parts of northeastern Europe.
His insatiable curiosity also took him to far-flung places such as Persia and Afghanistan. He even managed to cross the Himalayas and arrive in India in 1334, during the reign of Muhammad Bin Tughlaq, where he worked as a judge for eight years before passing away. In 29 years, he covered a total distance of 120000 kilometers! He wrote about his journey, which was published in the Rihlah, which is still considered an important source of information about the cultural and social world of Islamic countries today.
With that in mind, consider the following excellent reasons to travel:
When it comes to certain countries and how they operate, many people have taught you that their culture and mannerisms are completely different from your own. It doesn’t hurt to just disappear for a while and immerse yourself in the culture of the country you’re visiting. In the vast majority of cases, they will end up teaching you something or two that you can put into practice as well.
2. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Everyone has heard that adage, but what if you could actually put it into practice in your daily life? The impact of simply traveling aimlessly to the middle of nowhere and experiencing the hardships you face can be profound, and the lessons you learn from these experiences will undoubtedly make you sharper and more capable of making real changes in your own life or at work.
Occasionally, you may find yourself wallowing in self-pity and contempt for the things you have either missed out on or when things simply do not go according to plan. Once in a while, you travel to a country that is clearly less fortunate than you will ever be, and this can completely alter your perspective on the blessings you have received from God.
4. Cool off
Work can sometimes have a negative impact on your mental health, and you may find yourself feeling fatigued as a result of this. Taking a break from work to travel somewhere new can not only refuel you but can also provide you with a fresh perspective on your job and how delegating your work to someone else can be beneficial to you and the work you do over the long term. It is never a bad thing to take a fresh new look at the way the world works and apply what you have learned to your everyday life.
5. Settling grievances
While many people have a proclivity for holding grudges and hurt feelings against others, the most effective method of forgiving and forgetting is to take some time away from the environment that triggered these negative emotions and go somewhere new to sort things out. You will soon realize that the more you practice this, the better you will become at dealing with such emotions in the future, even when they are presented in the most daunting of situations.
6. Burst that bubble
Most of the time, people find themselves in their own little comfort zone, and anything that even slightly alters that comfort zone can trigger a negative reaction. When this occurs, you have a tendency to become extremely resistant to changes in your environment, which can have catastrophic consequences in the future. Acknowledging such things requires getting your hands dirty, and traveling provides the ideal opportunity to do just that.
7. Just look at the beauty around you
Mother Nature was created specifically for you, and the sooner you realize this, the better off you will be. Sometimes all it takes is a little prodding to get outside and visit a place that embodies the very definition of “mother nature” in order to realize how much you’ve been missing out on in your daily life. One look has the potential to change everything for you, so do not pass up this opportunity.
When it comes to cultures, they are frequently more complex than what you are taught in school, and the only logical way to learn anything for the long haul is to become a part of it and to experience it. If you simply want a change of scenery, travel to any country with a long and interesting history, and you will learn more than you ever could from your textbooks. The world is much larger than your hometown, and the more you travel and learn, the more you will appreciate and appreciate it.
9. Strengthen relationships
There’s just something about sharing experiences with others that always seems to work out best for your relationship in the end. Good and bad things that happen at the moment cement these experiences as permanent memories for those who have lived through them. These encounters will almost certainly strengthen your relationship even more.
10. Take a break from technology
It’s sometimes best to just leave your screens behind and take in the beauty that God has created; that’s how our forefathers and foremothers used to keep boredom at bay. These screens are similar to escape rooms in that all you have to do is figure out the best way to get out. The more time spent away from them, the better your life is expected to become. With just one leap of faith, the entire world appears to be a whole lot more promising.
And it was because of this that men have had a desire to travel throughout history; some have even left their comfortable lives to see the wonders of the world. Many people don’t even have the opportunity to travel because of financial constraints. If you are someone who has the ability to travel the world, do not hesitate; you are in a fortunate position. Travel the world and collect knowledge and experiences that will be passed down through the generations as you go.