How often do you travel? If your answer is ‘maybe once a year’, you should consider travelling more often. Yes, frequent travelling has its own benefits. You should travel as often as possible. No, money is not the only thing that stops you from travelling. So, figure out what’s stopping you from travelling as much as you could, and in the meantime, read 7 Excuses To Travel Often, which highlights some simple and overlooked ways to travel often.
Of course, if you decide to travel often, you need to have a separate savings account for your travel funds and you need to be willing to spend money – lots of money. But, spending on travel is an investment that produces a ‘life of genuine happiness’.
Good for your health
Travelling often keeps you active – both mentally and physically. When you sit down to plan a trip, you actually use your brain and you use it for something fun, which automatically gives you a kick! And, when you are on the road, you have no choice but to move your muscles. On the contrary, if it’s a vacation just for relaxation, where you don’t have to move a muscle, it is still healthy for your body.
Also read - 7 fitness benefits of travel
Helps you live in the present
Most of us either live in the past or in the future, which keeps us from enjoying the present. But, when we travel, we naturally savour the present life. Don’t you agree? While travelling and exploring new places, we are able to brush aside what’s not going right or missing in our lives. And, that’s not escapism as some may take it. It is a better way to live your life.
Gives you reasons to brag
Now don’t get me wrong! When I say you can brag when you travel frequently, it means you are richer with experiences, you have a wider perspective of things and you are definitely more knowledgeable than those who travel meagrely. Bragging is not always bad. Sometimes, it can encourage others to follow your footsteps.
Enables you to tick off more destinations
This is an obvious one, but important. The more you travel the more places you see. Isn’t it? Frequent travel helps you tick off many destinations in a year, while on the other hand, travelling only once-in-a-while keeps you limited to a few places.
More chances of earning discounts and reward points
I don’t need to educate you about reward points and frequent flyer miles. Do I? The more you travel the more chances you have of earning those benefits, which saves you some money in the long run.
Cuts down your travel mistakes
Frequent travelling makes you a seasoned traveller, which makes you aware of common travel hiccups – flight cancellations, train delays, bad hotel, etc. Thus, you are more prepared, well-researched and ready with alternatives.
Keeps your family close-knit
Travelling frequently is an easy way to maintain love and warmth in the family. Remember more travel means more fun. A family that takes more than three vacations in a year definitely stays happier and more at peace.
Experience different flavors
There is so much to experience while travelling – mountain trails, beaches, resorts, festivals, historical and architectural delights, exotic cuisines, cultural and traditional glimpses – frequent travel helps you experience all of that and enriches you.
Keeps you motivated, happy and positive
A frequent travel lifestyle keeps you happy and satisfied - it ignites the fire in you to stay full of zeal and seek more of life. It kills the monotony of everyday life. After you take your first trip, you are eager to take the next trip and the urge continues to grow. Travel is the only healthy addiction of life, thus, it should not be stifled.
Lastly, travelling frequently wipes away your regrets. All of us, at some point in our lives, had something to regret – if only I had studied more, scored better grades, taken up a better job, invested more and so on. Travel is a secret medicine that heals your regrets. Nothing else matters when you loosen yourself to travel. You may spend a fortune on a trip, but you will never regret it.
So, how often do YOU travel?