Is travelling an Investment

Travel investment

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

                                                                                             Saint Augustine

People often shy away from spending on travelling to foreign destinations or exotic places as they feel that their hard-earned money will be wasted and instead they must use it for some other useful purpose. However, that shouldn’t be the case. It’s time to realize that travelling is one of the best investments that those can make who can actually afford it. It must be done without hesitation and more such opportunities should be sought.

Exploring the world is the key to a happy mind and broadened perspective. Our lives are full of work marked with hectic schedules and fatigue. Travelling to an unknown land enables one to escape the daily monotonous life and get some time away dedicated to peace, calm and serene. Tranquility is what leads to sound functioning and healthy body. One is able to let go of stress and embrace life with open arms. Only work and no play makes the personality dull. Thus, this is an imperative investment to bring about a change in the one-track routine which individuals follow all over the world, each day that they are alive.

Travelling is definitely an investment as it provides the scope to meet new people, experiment with various delicious and lip-smacking cuisines, dress in the local garments and costumes of the natives, learn a new language that is the regional language of the city visited and interact with people from various cultures and countries. This increases knowledge and reveals facets about the world that can be communicated through no website or newspaper. Experience is life’s biggest teacher and it also imparts lessons on qualities such as punctuality, cautious advancement and wise decision making coupled with planning for the future.

Going to another town, city or country helps one to realize their true potentials, fight fear that crops up as a result of the unfamiliar surroundings and nurture their skills or hobbies for which they are unable to make time at home or their residence. Several destinations allow tourists to engage in adventure sports such as rafting, paragliding, sky diving, scuba diving, kayaking, trekking, camping and horse riding to name a few. Imagine how dull it would be if there was no option to travel and engage in these. Everyone would just be stagnant at where and how they are!

Travelling is essential as it truly paints the white canvas of life with several different colors of joy and intellectual development. This is when there is a chance to marvel at how wonderful our planet is with all the amazing natural as well as man-made features in the form of physical features and monuments that have stood like rocks against the tough test of time and emerged victorious. Travelling is truly an investment that no one should shy away from or try to postpone. Life is meant to be lived and not just survived but actually enjoyed.

Anum

Anum Yoon is the founder and editor of Current on Currency. She loves all things personal finance, which is why you'll find her work all over the PF blogosphere.

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