5 Reasons I Love to Travel and You Should Too

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{Tulum, Mexico}

I’m very single, no kids, no one to answer to but my mom (occasionally) – but essentially, it’s just me, myself and I. Traveling the world has recently become an urgent matter for me because these things can change soon. As I hit my mid 30’s, my life’s immersions shifted to spending money on experiences more than tangible things. I still stalk those sales and browse my favorite vintage shops, however taking a flight to somewhere I’ve never been or revisiting my favorite places for some mini life adventures really rocks my world. Traveling cultivates us when you’re willing to go outside of your comfort zone, and it broadens our communication in terms of conversations and real life experiences. After traveling to Los Angeles for the second time, I thought to myself – I said “Self, why not share your core values in traveling,” since I had this certain epiphany over me when I felt a relief of stress in addition to an extreme inspiration to go out and create the world I wanted to live in. So here we are, 5 reasons you should travel.

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{Tulum, Mexico}

1. Escape Your Bubble

Rihanna repeated this word over and over on her hottest summer track “Work.” We work work work work and block ourselves out of what is waiting for us outside of our office, cubicle, or local cities. Taking a break to escape the norm is so vital to your soul and sanity. With so many deals and steals for taking trips right at our finger tips, it should be no excuse to get out of your comfort zone. Whether it’s a train ride, bus ride, or flight; just check out a place that will help you refresh and recharge. After visiting Cancun and Tulum Mexico, I saw things I read about in History books and it was completely different when I saw them with my own eyes.

2. Learn Yourself 

I do a lot of things alone, but the first time I traveled alone, I was forced to speak with people I didn’t know ALL the time and it affected my strength and braveness more than I ever could imagine. Speaking to complete strangers isn’t my strong point, only when I’m in a good mood, but placing myself inside of a non-English speaking country was challenging but in a good way. You learn how to survive with no one to fall back on and you really get to figure out what you enjoy without any distractions of others. From new foods to how to navigate your way around to fearlessly exploring new territories, you will certainly come back with a new perspective on life. It is truly liberating and empowering.

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{The Louvre in Paris, France}

3. Gain a Peace of Mind

Depending on where you are going, you can separate yourself from the hustle and bustle of your everyday schedule and just relax. Typically we choose a destination that is serene and aesthetically pleasing. Somewhere that has majestic beaches, sand, and breezy wind can really transform our mind boggle into tranquility. When I flew to Mexico with my friends, we had Tulum on the list and boy am I glad we took that hour trip. I was able to sit by the rocks and gaze into the beach. I was literally at peace and thought to myself, I could stay here forever. We need those moments for our spiritual uplifting, and our mind, body and soul.

4. Raise Your Cultural Intelligence

You ever hear people say, “Yea well I heard they do this here” or “It seems like it would be much different than it is here”, etc? Well then why not see for yourself. Granted some places may be too far fetched to get to due to financial reasons or maybe other things, but if you wanted to see something for yourself, then you should just go for it. Visiting other cities or countries really changes your perspective about things and let’s you really absorb the culture of where you are. This can expand your wit and wisdom and help you spread the knowledge to others who may be interested as well. Traveling can nurture our cultural intelligence and possibly help you live differently or more positively.

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{Miami Beach, FL}

5. Meet New People

There is something good in bringing new people into your lives when you meet them abroad. Having new friends in other places is like having a home in another place. I love to gain a new network of interesting folks from different walks of life – it reveals more about who you are and what you appreciate. They can teach you new things and vice versa. They can be your support system and your company for if and when you do travel to that location again.

So there’s my list. Let me know if you have anything else to add or share.

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{Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles, CA: I left my workout gear home..oops}

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin 

P.S. If you don’t where to start and want to really optimize your travel experience, you should reach out to my girl Kimee who is pretty much an expert at this. http://www.travelwithkimee.com

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