10 Reasons Why You Should Travel The World

I truly believe that everybody should travel at least once in their lives. Whether you explore your own city or hop on a plane to explore the world. Whichever form of travel you decide to embark on, it will be the most incredible experience of your life. You may have some hiccups and you might even miss home, but one of the most exciting reasons to travel the world, is learning more about yourself and the world around you, than you would any other way.

Travel is the best form of education available. If schooling wasn’t compulsory, I would fully support the idea of taking children on overseas adventure, allowing them to make lifelong memories from all over the world. I do understand that not everybody is able to travel internationally. Some people aren’t financially stable enough to do so, and some are physically unable to fly. But travel doesn’t have to be about heading off on a multi-country adventure.Β Traveling in your city or country can be just as exciting as jetting off on a plane and heading to a brand new destination. If there is one thing I have learned since creating Rhiannon Travels, it’s that beauty is all over the world – especially in our own backyards.

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If someone had asked me five years ago what I wanted to do with my life, I wouldn’t have been able to answer. At least not honestly. Throughout high school when I was faced with this question, which was quite a lot towards the end of my schooling, I could never answer.Β  I always envied the students who had something to work towards during their school years.

Kids who aimed for amazing grades to become a doctor or a lawyer. Me? I was the kid who started off her high school experience with no friends, and ended with a barely passing grade. I felt like a failure, and I was distressed for such a long time, because I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.

Not everyone believes that travel is a responsible use of time and money. But what those people don’t understand, is that travel is the best way to learn about the world. Of course you can sit at a school desk for twelve years, being force fed math equations and scientific terms that most of us forget as soon as we graduate. Personally, if calculators didn’t exist, I’d be screwed.

But when it comes to learning about ourselves, the people around us and the world we live in, there is nothing better than travel. With all of that being said, here are 10 of the best reasons to travel.

10 Reasons Why You Should Travel The World

Your reasons to travel will depend on your personality, career, interests, likes, dislikes, hobbies, background and many other unique factors. You may not be able to travel the world, and though that is what this post is focussed on, world travel isn’t the be all and end all.

Whether you decide to explore every inch of the planet, or take a couple of weekend trips and explore your own city, the same general rules apply. There are so many amazing lessons to be learned from traveling, regardless of how far you go. So keep reading, to learn 10 of the best reasons that everybody should travel (the world) at least once.

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1. Experiencing New Places

In this day and age, we are very lucky to be able to book a flight and be anywhere in the world in less than twenty four hours. So what better way is there to experience new places, than to travel the world? It’s as simple as choosing a destination and creating an itinerary, to begin your very next (or first) adventure.

Back in March 2017, Russell and I spent the entire month in Japan. It was one of the most incredible experiences that I have ever had, and being able to have that experience with the person I love, made it even more special. Traveling to new places with the person you love is, in my opinion, the best way to travel.

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2. Travel is easier than you might think

Most first time travelers assume that going out and seeing the world is hard work, and it definitely can be if you let it. But generally speaking, traveling the world is super easy. This is even more so the case these days, with an endless amount of websites and blogs dedicated to helping people just like you and me, travel the world as easily as possible.

There are a ton of resources on the good ol’ interwebs, including travel agencies, that will do all the hard work for you. All you’ve got to do is choose where you’d like to visit first! Travel doesn’t need to be difficult or stressful. All it takes is a little bit of knowledge, and you will be jetting off on your first adventure in no time.

3. We learn about ourselves and grow as individuals

Travel can cause a lot of complications and stressful situations – if you let it. That’s pretty inevitable when you travel the world and explore places you’ve never been, forced to speak languages you don’t know or understand. But throughout these challenges that we’re faced with, we learn a lot about ourselves.

Those difficult situations make us stronger, and that’s one of the most important lessons we will have. Being able to return home after a period of time in a new place, having changed and become better versions of ourselves, is something that we shouldn’t take for granted.

4. Travel teaches us new languages

One of the most satisfying things about traveling to a foreign country, is being able to comfortably communicate a phrase or even just a sentence in a different language. By the time Russell and I left Japan, we could communicate pretty decently using the handful of words or phrases we had learnt during our month long visit.

You probably won’t come home being fluent in a new language, but even being able to understand a few words can open up opportunities you didn’t even know existed. Learning a language takes a lot of dedication, but for all of the hard work involved, the rewards are certainly worth it.

5. You’ll have a lot of good stories to tell

Seeing the world gives us an almost endless amount of stores to tell. Even those small things that happen while traveling, we remember at the most random times. A song will come on the radio that reminds us of something that happened while exploring the world, and we will anybody who will listen.

People love to hear travel stories, and once you start telling them yourself, it will be just part of the excitement of traveling. Just don’t be that person who constantly brags about all the places they’ve been, at every possible opportunity. There’s a time and a place for travel stories, and you’ll learn to notice the difference.

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6. Discovering new food

When it comes to food, Russell is the brave one in our relationship. He loves to try new things and experiment with different types of cuisine. Traveling is the perfect excuse to try absolutely anything. If there’s a particular type of cuisine that you love, such as Chinese, Thai or Japanese, what better reason is there to visit the country and experience their food first hand?

One of the things that surprised me most about Japan, was that there is a huge variety of food available. I’m a picky eater. I don’t tend to experiment too much with food, and I generally stick to what I know. But this wasn’t an issue while in Japan. Russell had the chance to try all of the Japanese cuisine he wanted, and I found plenty of familiar Western food options to keep me happy.

Whether you eat what you know, or dive deep into the unknown, traveling the world is the perfect excuse to get out of your comfort zone.

7. Making memories with someone special

One of the best reasons to travel, is creating life long memories with someone special. Traveling with your partner or a group of friends, is a great way to experience new things with someone you care about.

I love traveling with Russell. Although we may argue every now and then, mainly because I get all stressed about getting lost, we have made an endless amount of incredible memories together. Not to mention all the wonderful photos to remember our travels for years to come.

There are some people who swear by solo travel, which I have also done myself. But to me, traveling with someone special is the best and most memorable way to see the world.

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8. You will appreciate home a lot more

There’s no denying that being able to see the world is a dream come true. It doesn’t matter how far you go or who you travel with, you will always feel grateful for the opportunity to see the world. But for me, at the end of every trip, I’m always excited to return home.

Not because I don’t love to travel, and certainly not because I didn’t have an amazing time wherever I was in the world. But being in a foreign country where everything is new and different, makes us realise how comfortable and familiar life is back home. There isn’t anything wrong with appreciating your home, even if you have the ability to travel around the world. It’s called home for a reason, after all.

I love the feeling of landing at Adelaide Airport, knowing I’m back in my familiar surroundings, being able to look back on the memories from our latest trip.

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9. Rest and relaxation

Whether you work full time, part time or not at all, it’s important to escape from reality sometimes. Regardless of your every day routine, there are always going to be stresses in our lives. Travel allows us to escape from those difficult situations. Being able to rest and rejuvenate, whether it’s for a week or a month, does the world of good.

10. Travel changes us for the better

The above nine reasons are just scratching the surface, about how travel improves our lives and makes us better people. Don’t let somebody who doesn’t agree with your decision to travel the world, stop you from living your dream. Whether you choose to take a road trip throughout your home town, or hop on a plane and fly across the world – just go for it.

I have learned so much about myself. After spending most of my childhood trying to decide what I want to do with my life, travel has helped me answer the question I was never able to while growing up. I now know that I want to travel the world and write about it, so readers just like you, can do the same as easily as possible!

So go ahead, book that flight. I dare you.

There are so many reasons to get out and explore this beautiful world of ours. Whether you’re keen to try some delicious food, educate yourself on the history of a new country, or do a world tour of the best theme parks – the world is your oyster! I haven’t seen as much of this incredible world as I would like.

There is still a lot that I want to experience and explore. It’s my goal with Rhiannon Travels to not only share my own personal experiences and advice, but I also hope to inspire as many people as I can to get out there and explore the world for themselves.

Do you agree with these reasons to travel the world? Have I missed any? Make sure to tell me in the comments below. Don’t forget to share this post on social media, with a friend you’d love to travel with!

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  1. May 6, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Love this post! It really summarizes the best reasons to travel the world!
    Although I am traveling long-term and don’t exactly have an end of a journey, I can relate to the feeling of coming home after traveling.

    • May 6, 2017 / 10:25 am

      Thank you! πŸ™‚
      That’s so awesome that you’re traveling long term, I’d love to read about your travels πŸ™‚ I’ll check out your blog! πŸ™‚

  2. May 6, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    A very motivating summary! I love reading these sorts of posts and getting people’s perspectives on why everyone should travel. I have been a solo traveller myself so the only point of yours I struggled with was travel is best making memories with someone special. However, that’s your opinion and your experience so I’m not quibbling that or arguing it at all. As a solo traveller I would say there is something powerful about not waiting around to find someone to share your experience with and going out and doing it all for yourself. To me, nothing beats the challenges and memories I have made as a solo traveller, but then that’s just my perspective (and if I had a certain someone to share my travels with, you wouldn’t hear me complaining!!) Great post!

    • May 6, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      I think solo travel is great also, I’ve done it myself! There are so many perks to traveling the world alone, and if I wasn’t in a relationship I would be doing the same! πŸ˜€
      I’m so glad you love solo travel, it’s such a great thing!
      Thanks so much for your support and kind words, I’m glad you liked the post πŸ™‚

  3. May 6, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    I loved this post, it’s so inspiring!
    At the moment I’m trying to inspire my younger sister to travel more, so I’ll definitely show her this one πŸ™‚

    • May 6, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Thank you so much!
      I hope it helps, and I hope you get to travel together! πŸ˜€

  4. May 6, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    Great post! I think you’ve hit the jackpot when you said that you appreciate home a lot more. I think when we stick to our comfort zones, we don’t see how harsh it really can get out there – esp with the language barrier and cultural shock. I say this because the hardest few years I have had is seriously living abroad and just comparing how it would have been like if I was still at home! Yet, at the end of the day, if we never traveled, we would not have realized how big the world really is and how many things we still have to learn! Good post!

    • May 6, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Yep, for sure! There are so many people traveling the world full time (which I dream of doing one day!), but I would still be so excited to go back home and visit!
      I think travel is different for everybody, and homesickness and the ‘what ifs’ are natural. But like you said, if we never traveled we would never be able to experience everything that we have!
      Thanks for your lovely words πŸ™‚

  5. Kelly
    May 6, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    I always love your posts but this one really speaks to my soul. I love travel and feel like wvery time I go somewhere, I become more of the person I was always meant to be. Thanks for a great read.

    • May 7, 2017 / 9:48 am

      Aww thanks Kelly! πŸ˜€
      Travel is definitely the best way to grow as a person πŸ™‚

  6. May 7, 2017 / 12:49 am

    Some very valid points – especially with food and making memories. It’s important to push ourselves out of our comfort zone! It so does make us grow more as a person.

    • May 7, 2017 / 9:50 am

      Thanks for your comment! It definitely does, I’m glad you agree! πŸ˜€

  7. May 7, 2017 / 1:45 am

    Totally agree with you – especially the story telling part. I can’t even say how many people I’ve bonded with over travel stories!!

    • May 7, 2017 / 9:51 am

      It’s such a fun thing to do! I love telling travel stories, especially to people who travel lots as well! Thanks for your comment πŸ™‚

  8. May 7, 2017 / 3:41 am

    Totally agree with all your points! Travelling is amazing! <3

    • May 7, 2017 / 9:51 am

      Thanks for your comment πŸ™‚ It really is! πŸ™‚

  9. May 7, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Excellent points! I definitely agree that travel helps us grow as individuals! Getting lost and facing stressful situations abroad has made me more resourceful and confident.

    One of my favourite things about travel is discovering new food!

    • May 7, 2017 / 9:59 am

      Absolutely! It’s the best way in my opinion πŸ˜€
      Thanks for your comment! πŸ™‚

  10. May 7, 2017 / 7:31 am

    Awesome post and I totally agree with pretty much all of your points. I’ll never understand why people don’t want to travel!

    • May 7, 2017 / 10:05 am

      Thank you! I’ll never understand it either. Oh well, their loss! πŸ™‚

  11. May 7, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Travel makes us better human beings and opens our hearts and minds. Thank you for this beautiful post, every frog in the well should read this to make his/her next leap!

    • May 7, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      I love this! A wonderful way of describing it πŸ™‚
      Thanks for your comment!

  12. May 7, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    Amen, sometimes we all just need a reminder of why we’re doing this! And that epic adventures are just as likely be found in your own backyard as across the globe!

    • May 7, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      I love exploring my own city/town/country! Just as much fun as hopping on a plane and flying across the globe. You definitely don’t need to travel far and spend a ton of money to have an amazing time! πŸ˜€
      Thanks for your comment πŸ˜€

  13. May 7, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    IVE always wanted to visit Japan! But I need to afford the travel first!! Love those reasons, and I couldn’t agree more ❀️

    • May 8, 2017 / 1:17 pm

      Japan is amazing – I hope you make it there one day! Thanks for your comment πŸ™‚

  14. May 7, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Beautiful post and a timely reminder for me for why we do what we do! Being an expat I get super home sick sometimes, but being able to see the world and travel more regularly is worth it to me!

    • May 8, 2017 / 1:16 pm

      Homesickness isn’t fun, but keep reminding yourself how lucky you are to be able to see the world, and that you always have the option to return home and visit family and friends! Best part about travel πŸ™‚
      Thanks for your comment πŸ™‚

  15. May 7, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Great list. I love the point about having great stories to tell. I love having conversations about travel with people and swapping stories about a place!

    • May 8, 2017 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks! Having stories to tell is awesome. Makes for some interesting and fun conversation! πŸ™‚

  16. May 7, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    What a great list! I agreee with all of it. Especially about learning and growing. So much growth happens during travels, through learning new languages, customs, and about the culture. Trying new foods. All of it impacts us in some way.

    • May 8, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      We learn so much, no matter how small it may seem at the time! Even learning new things about geography and where certain places are. You realise just how much you’ve absorbed, for example if someone asks where a certain country is, or what there is to see and do! I find that a lot of people are asking me questions about travel related topics. It’s awesome! πŸ™‚
      Thanks for your comment πŸ˜€

  17. Katie
    May 7, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Love this post! I love that with travel you get to be exposed to so much new-ness. New sounds, sights, smells, places. It’s so refreshing to be void of a routine, learning & not knowing what’s going on, after all, variety is the spice of life right?

    • May 8, 2017 / 1:13 pm

      I agree! Even being away for a weekend, gives you a refreshing view on the world and reality. Being stuck in a rut is something that bothers me, while I’m home and working, saving to travel. I just wanna get out there and see everything!
      You’re definitely right, variety is the spice of life!
      Thanks for your comment πŸ™‚

  18. May 8, 2017 / 1:38 am

    No 3 is my personal favourite – particularly solo travel & going out of your comfort zone! I love hiking for that same reason – it’s so challenging and makes you realise all the things you actually can do!

    • May 8, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      Hiking is great, especially seeing new and incredible places around the world! πŸ™‚
      Thanks for your comment πŸ˜€

  19. May 8, 2017 / 3:22 am

    YES! Have you seen the thing circulating around the internet telling millenials to wait to travel? Its redic – and I think you hist the nail on the head with this particular line >> “Not everybody believes that traveling is a smart use of time and money.” I lived in Korea for a while and would say that gave me a #11 – a more robust ability to utilize my critical thinking skills. It takes a lot of brain function to move about through a different culture/landscape/language – even if you’re just stopping through!

    • May 8, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      That’s crazy! If anything, millenials should travel while they can. My partner and I have discussed doing the whole house thing, but not until we’ve traveled as much as possible!
      I find that it’s the grandparent age of people who don’t see travel as a smart use of time and money. It certainly does, you have to adapt to different environments, languages, locations. It takes a lot of understanding and patience!
      Thanks for your comment! πŸ˜€

  20. May 8, 2017 / 5:41 am

    These points are all SO true! Travel has changed me a great deal and has definitely shaped the person I am today. Thanks for sharing and keep on traveling! πŸ™‚

    • May 8, 2017 / 1:09 pm

      I’m so glad! Travel is amazing in so many ways πŸ™‚
      Thank you for your comment! πŸ™‚

  21. May 8, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    This post is so great! And so true! Travel really is the best thing in the world isn’t it? It has definitely made me a different (and I think, better) person. And learning new languages is so fun!!!!

    Eryn, Diaries From The Window Seat

  22. May 8, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    Awesome. I hope you will inspire people to travel. I agree that it makes us better, especially more open-minded and tolerant. I learnt so much by travelling.

    • May 8, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope so to πŸ™‚
      It’s amazing how much we can learn by traveling, we’re pretty lucky! πŸ™‚

  23. Christina Guan
    May 8, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    AHH I love this list SO much. I’ve always had trouble articulating the value of travel, especially around people who don’t really “get it” you know? I.e. people who see travel as just a beach holiday, which is so far from what I like. Amazing post <3

    • May 8, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      I know what you mean! It’s crazy to me that travel is such a strange concept to some people. Like, how are there people out there who don’t crave getting on a plane (or in their car!) and traveling somewhere new?!
      Thanks for your comment πŸ™‚

  24. May 10, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Can i give you a virtual high 5 Rhiannon? πŸ™Œ

    Yes, yes & yes to all those reasons why Travel is the best decision and investment you can ever make!

    Sometimes you don’t even need to go to the other side of the planet to explore.

    It can be another ‘hood, city, state, province, area, you get it.

    The whole point is for anyone to get out of their comfort zone and experience something new.

    For those of us who want more of life and work, save and reward ourselves with a trip abroad, it is quite exciting yet facing the unknown is a motivating challenge is it not?

    Of course we have to go with a positive attitude and learn as much as possible because wherever you go, you will learn a lot and bring it back with you.

    Those precious & priceless memories will stay with you forever!

    To travel is to live, well live it up to the max 😊

    • May 11, 2017 / 10:54 am

      Hi Karla, I would LOVE a virtual hi 5! haha πŸ˜€
      I agree, even taking a weekend trip to the beach can be just what the doctor ordered! You can see so much in one weekend, even in your own city. Sometimes people don’t realise that, I think!
      Thanks so much for your comment. I’m so glad you agree with what I wrote, and I love the way you look at travel, it’s so refreshing! πŸ™‚

  25. May 10, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    Loved your article! So true that travel is easier than most people think, and travel really does make you appreciate all the little things!

    • May 11, 2017 / 10:39 am

      Thanks so much! Very true. For a long time I always thought travel was super difficult and too expensive, but that’s not the case! Thanks for your comment πŸ™‚

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