There is a saying that goes “how you spend your days is how you spend your life.” Expand your horizons and see the world. Visiting a foreign country opens your eyes to how the rest of the world lives. You only live once, so passing up a chance to travel is tantamount to passing up a life-altering experience.

If you can afford to travel, you should! Stop making excuses. You cannot put a price tag on the experiences that travel will bring to you.

Travel can offer you a different perspective. Traveling gives you the chance to slow down and see important things you would have otherwise missed. Traveling to new places shows you many things that you have made assumptions about and that you could very well change.

Travel helps us learn about different cultures, traditions and people, and t teaches us history.

Traveling can also provide emotional healing, as it takes your mind off of your pain. It can make you more confident, because you have conquered the unknown!

Traveling and seeing people that are less fortunate than we are teaches us to appreciate the lives that we have. Traveling can also lead to self-discovery. If you are feeling lost, simply step away from where you are for a bit. The more you travel, the more you learn about living. No matter how far you travel, there are all human beings who can teach us things about living life to the fullest, that were not known to us before.

Traveling the world takes patience and guts. You need to know where you are going and how to get there. You must enjoy yourself while still being vigilant about your safety. Conquering the challenges that come with traveling can add to your self-esteem. Traveling takes you out of your ‘comfort zone.’

If for no other reason, travel proves to yourself that you can do it! Conquer that new challenge! Wrapping up a trip can fill you with a great sense of accomplishment and give you courage to head out on your next adventure.

If learning about a culture’s traditions and foods weren’t enough, traveling also allows you to immerse yourself in different languages. Traveling also gives you the opportunity to spend your money on experiences instead of material things.

Traveling can also add flair to your resume. Employers often view traveling to having knowledge about foreign places and cultures. Traveling can also show a prospective employer that you are responsible and mature.

It is inevitable that your family and friends will miss you, but perhaps you will inspire them to pack their bags and make their own memories.

Traveling is a great opportunity to make new friends and business contacts. Psychologists say that traveling affects our cognition. It can make us smarter and more open-minded. Learning a foreign language can boost your IQ.

Whether it is a trip across the globe or just across the state line you can learn about yourself through traveling.

Remember that “The road always leads to somewhere.”