The Best Investment

Traveling — the best way to escape life’s problems and recharge your emotional batteries.” -Ashley Fern

Some people spend money on nice cars, some on big houses, but in my opinion other than basic human needs and education, there is one thing that you will most benefit from when spending money. One thing that opens your eyes to the diversity and uniqueness of the world.

The rush of adrenaline that runs from your head to toes when you first lay eyes on The Eiffel Tower, or Sydney Harbour is a sensation that no car or big house can give you.

Travel is the best way to spend your money. Experiencing cultures and people in places that seem like a world unknown to mankind is how you can be proud to say ‘I have lived’.

If you are a bit skeptical about planning a big trip, I have a few questions for you.

Have you considered the health benefits from travel?

Do you realize how much more you can learn from travelling about geography and history rather than sitting in a classroom looking at textbooks?

Have you thought about the life changing experiences from travelling?

Well, I found answers for these questions.

Before researching evidence for this post I knew travelling was good for you, but I had no idea just how good for you it really is.

Do you have high stress levels?

Travel will help.

Are you looking for a fun way to get fit?

Travel!

Are you looking for a way to strengthen your immune system?

You should try travelling.

It has been proven that travel decreases stress. “Travel will increase your happiness, decrease your depression, and help you chill out” (Jacopo Romei). A study found that three days after vacation, travelers felt rested, less anxious, and overall happier. These differences didn’t disappear when they returned home, they lasted for weeks afterward.

Doesn’t sound to rough too me, travel AND be less stressed? Sign me up!

Travelling is also beneficial to your fitness levels. Yes travelling includes sitting for hours on endless amounts of automobiles, however there are so many opportunities for you to execute fitness.

Travelling induces the urge for you to try and see new things, which results in lots of walking, hiking, and if you are lucky to be somewhere warm, lots of swimming. Even walking on sand is beneficial to your health, it exercises different and more muscles than walking on cement or dirt paths.

Another thing that travelling helps with is strengthening your immune system. Travel results in exposure to germs and minor illnesses, however this actually makes your body stronger. Being exposed to these small problems keeps your immune system in shape. Having new bacteria that your body isn’t used to from back home strengthens you.

Travelling is so beneficial for our minds and bodies. From increasing happiness levels to strengthening fitness levels, travelling helps solve many issues.

I am very fortunate to have parents that are passionate to educate my siblings and I about our world by travelling. I have never been happier than I am while adventuring.

I have learned so much about the world by experiencing it right in front of my eyes, quite a bit more engaging than looking at pictures in a textbook.

If you are fortunate enough to afford to travel, I strongly advise it.

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3 thoughts on “The Best Investment

  1. To read about something is one thing; to experience it, as one does when traveling, is an entirely different thing. Like you, I love the “hands-on” learning that happens when one travels. I just wish everyone could travel. You and I must always remeber how very lucky we are to be able to do so.

    Once again, thanks for sharing!

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