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There have been huge advances in overseas travel in the last one hundred years. This has allowed many people to travel hundreds, if not thousands of times faster throughout the world. Massive advances in engine technology have improved performance of cars, along with a number of other motorized vehicles, for example train and boats.

Automobiles were still a relatively new invention one hundred years ago, bicycles were considered too delicate at this time to be used for traveling purposes, and air travel was still considered extremely new and was in the experimental phases as they had not long been invented. The majority of travel was done on the train or boat when going long distances, and the trips could very possibly have taken months.

Today you have the freedom to travel almost anywhere in the world. While your first thought may be that traveling is expensive, you couldn’t be more wrong. Traveling is often cheaper than living at home. This article is intended to encourage you to to travel the world and live a more fulfilling life. Let’s take a look at the top reasons why you should explore planet Earth!

It Offers the Opportunity to Go Beyond Your Comfort Zone.


If you cannot take risks and get out of your safety bubble then chances are you will never realize how invigorating and exciting life can be. Traveling overseas can push you in a way you never thought possible. You will meet so many challenges, but it will be worthwhile, as overcoming them will give you the most rewarding feeling that you have ever experienced.

It May Create Long-Term Relationships

You will meet so many people from your travels and get the chance to learn a lot of different things from them. They can help you with learning the language, showing you how to make the local dishes and things you couldn’t learn while sitting at home. These friendships can last a long time even after the end of your trip.

You Are Not Guaranteed an Old Age

Waiting until you are of retirement age might never happen. People wait and say I will do it one day. There is no point, you are not promised the future and the best thing you can do is live each moment to the fullest. Instead of waiting to travel to see the world, do it now. Take some time out, and see the sights, smells and tastes of the world in case tomorrow doesn’t come, that way you can say you have no regrets.

You Can Gain Prospective

Traveling lets you see things that you may not see at home, you learn to appreciate a lot when you see what other people have to go through. It may have a positive effect on you and you may be compelled to give back upon your return home.

It Will Give You a Life-Changing Adventure

There are so many exciting things out there to do. Going to the top of the Empire State Building and looking out over the city, see a sunrise over mountains, go for a ride on an elephant, there are just so many adventures out there for the taking. These sorts of memorable times cannot have a price tag put on them.

You can Learn Skills You Never Thought Possible

Everything from climbing a mountain all the way to ordering a coffee in Germany; they may not be skills you currently have, but able to easily learn. The experience of an overseas trip may be just the thing for you to upgrade your skills and try some brand new things that you never thought were possible.

It’s Easier than You May Care to Think

Traveling these days is as simple as having a passport and booking a flight to wherever you want to go. Traveling has become relatively cheap, and if you are able to find cheap options along the way, then that is always a bonus. There are also websites that allow you to plan your trips, and that can advise you on people who can help organize your trip so it is as stress-free as possible; moreover, you can look forward to the enjoyment of seeing foreign cultures of the world.

Traveling Solo can have its Benefits

You learn a lot about yourself; the good and the bad things. You find out what little things it takes to make you happy, or the things that can make you sad. Confidence can be gained from this, you learn to look after yourself, you begin to let go and do the things that you want to do for yourself, and from this you get happiness. You will have more flexibility than if you were traveling as a group because there will be no other person to compete with for sight-seeing choices, and no one who will moan at you.

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

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