At first sight, you may feel confused about this line "Travel is the Only Thing You Buy that Makes You Richer", and simply respond "Are you sure?". But when you think it more deeply, you can know the essence of these 11 words.
Many people define being rich as having a lot of money or assets. From the financial aspect, travel is usually a big expense and causes a reduction of your assets, but it really gives you many invaluable things that make you richer in many aspects like experience, knowledge, friendship, etc. Here I will detail 10 good reasons why travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
1. Travel gives you priceless memories
Travelling is all about the memories that you create along the way. These memories stay with you forever. Years later, when you look back on, you will still remember the cool breeze blowing through your hair as you strolled along the fantastic beach in Maldives, the majestic Taj Mahal lit by the golden light during sunrise in India, the cute giant pandas you touched closely in China, etc. These memories will bring a smile to your face.
2. Travel enriches your knowledge
When traveling, you will learn a lot of knowledge which cannot be learned from books or in schools. Education from travel is more fun, more rewarding and also open up more opportunities for you. With the world being your teacher, you can learn more important things, like some life skills, in a diverse way.
3. Travel enriches your experiences
Travelling is the best way of gaining new experiences. When traveling, you are enriching your experience of life and the world, and gradually learning from each unique experience that may change your life. These experiences will lead you to an interesting and rich life full of different adventures and opportunities.
4. Travel shows you rich cultures
During travel, you enlighten yourself about different cultures. When you visit a new place, You will meet people of different cultures, see how are they living, and then talk to them. Then you will get to learn their culture, traditions, history and even language, and also arts and crafts which are new to you. You will also get to learn the food and fashion habits of the people living in that place.
5. Travel extends your horizons
As the writer, Marcel Proust says, "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes". Travel unravels the beauties and the beasts of a world you are unfamiliar with and introduces you to a great diversity of people. Travel gives you a peek into what the rest of the world is like and an opportunity to experience the lives of a million others for a moment. Soon you will find that you no longer have a narrow-mindedness towards life or people.
6. Travel brings precious friendships
You know so many people along your journey, make friends with them, and also share thoughts and experiences with each other. You will gradually become an expert in making friends, and have friends everywhere you go. These friends will influence you in some way and you will keep in touch with most of them for a lifetime.
7. Travel deepens the bond with your family
You will experience many moments of bonding during travel. You will work out difficult situations against odds or face bad weathers together with your family members, and also create wonderful travel memories together. You will feel a sense of connection and togetherness. If you are going through a rough patch, travel also gives you a room to mend the relationships. With good company, no road is too long.
8. Travel helps you know more about yourself
Travel is an opportunity to not only learn about the places you visit but more importantly, to learn about yourself. During travel, you learn how much you are capable of and how much more you can do when you face new circumstances and encounter new problems. Travel brings out your hidden talents and skills that until now you were unaware of.
9. Travel satisfies your curiosity about the world
You are curious to see the world and to learn about other cities, countries, and cultures. But you could never accomplish while in your comfort zone. So you step out the comfort zone and start traveling. You will become always open to trying something new. Your curiosity about the world will be satisfied in the most beautiful and exotic locations all around the world.
10. Travel is a good investment
Travel is an investment that cannot be snatched by anyone from you, just like education. What can you learn from travel? Patience, kindness, openness, worldly views, the first-hand education of cultures, languages, morals, values, ethics…these surely will be beneficial to you in the future. It also likes investing memories in your head.
Travel makes you richer in many ways that you will realize only after you traveled. Why not plan a private tour now?