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The world is much too big for us to stay in one town or country our whole life. There are over seven billion people in the world for us to coexist with, and one way to do this is by traveling the world!

When you travel and experience different cultures and landscapes, you are more likely to become a better version of yourself than before. 

Traveling the world teaches you lessons that you can’t learn online or from staying comfortable in your daily routine. Getting travel experience gives you hands-on learning and a path to becoming a better person. 

How Traveling the World Can Make You a Better Person

Become More Open-Minded

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No matter how open-minded you think you are before you start traveling, you’re bound to become even more so when you indulge yourself in a foreign culture.

When you meet people from all over the world and see how others live, your mind is blown wide open. You become more accepting of people who look and live differently than you.

You may even adopt some of their values or habits because they make better sense than the norms from your home country. And we desperately need more cross cultural understanding in our increasingly globalized world.

Better Communication

Traveling the world means interacting with people who may not speak your language. Fortunately, 80% of how we communicate isn’t through speaking, but through our body language.

You’ll quickly find that you can have a full conversation with someone who doesn’t speak your language simply by using expressions and hand gestures. 

You’ll become a pro at communication, especially when speaking to others who know your native language. While traveling, you’ll also pick up some foreign language phrases to add to your vocabulary, which can enhance your communication even more.

Have More Patience

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There is a lot that can happen while traveling. From delayed or canceled flights to lost baggage to getting lost in the middle of a foreign city, you’ll definitely learn to become more patient with yourself and others after traveling the world. 

This is an important skill to have in all aspects of life.

It’s a way to manage your emotions, stay calm, and simply let life be. Like a role-playing training course from Health & Safety Institute, living through an actual experience leaves a more lasting impression on you than just talking about it.

Going with the flow is a difficult concept for some people, especially when they always like to be in control. But when you travel the world, you’ll have to let this control go, especially when experiencing a new culture that works differently than yours.

Appreciate the Little Things

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When we are in our home countries and going about our routines, we get caught up in consumerism. We put so much emphasis and focus on material things to bring us joy that sometimes it becomes unhealthy and expensive. 

Traveling the world helps you learn to appreciate the little things. You learn to give more value to feelings and experiences rather than a material item that you hold in your hands.

You’re more willing to go out for a walk in the city to find happiness than stop in your favorite clothing store to buy something you don’t really need. 

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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