Why We Travel
We travel to see the world through the eyes of the people we meet. Traveling is a way to reverse time, to a small extent, and make a day last a year. Travel is an easy way of surrounding ourselves, as a childhood, with wonder. Many of us travel, not in search of answers, but of better questions. Too often we deplete our soul not taking the time to nourish our identity. So stop worrying about deciding who you are, and actually spend time developing the kind of person you’ll become. Source: Salon Magazine, Subject: Why We Travel By, Arthur: Pico Iyer
Revitalize Yourself With Travel
Research has shown we travel because we’re genetically compelled to seek new experiences. That desire to take risks, that need for novelty, has been linked to a specific gene, which encodes the D4 subtype of the dopamine receptor, responsible for many behavioral traits including novelty-seeking and willingness to embrace change.
We all travel for different reasons, although there are certainly common themes and motivations as to why we want to visit foreign lands, see different cultures and stretch our comfort zone.
- “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you.” ― American author, TV personality and chef Anthony Bourdain.
- “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” — American writer Henry Miller
- “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” — English writer Rudyard Kipling
- “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” — English writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley
- “Travel’s greatest purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” ― English writer William Hazlitt
- “To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live.” — Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay
The Rewards Of Travel
Restoring health, mentally, physically, and spiritually, escaping our limitations by facing the unknown, igniting our curiosity. Travel maybe the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and that’s a powerful reason behind why we travel.