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.

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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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