As we travel more and more, we learn from what we see, do and experience. The more we learn, the better travelers we become—from going out of our comfort zones to how we interact with others. Regardless of what it is, travel continues to teach us, allowing us to grow and become better versions of ourselves and as humans discovering the world. So what exactly has travel taught us? Let’s take a look…

Being Brave

Traveling is all about taking chances, the moment we get on that airplane, bus or train, we are taking a chance at something new. The more we travel, the braver we become, leading us into doing things we’ve never thought to do before like jumping off a cliff hundreds of feet above the water, white water rafting, scaling up mountains, hand gliding or going somewhere remote people don’t travel too often—all by yourself. Traveling is about being brave, and the more we travel, the braver we can become.

Being Kindhearted

Travel has taught us to be kindhearted wherever we go, allowing us to meet new people, learn about their lives, and even develop everlasting friendships. When we go to destinations where people are less fortunate, being kindhearted can bring on kindness back to you, especially if you get into any kind of situation. As we travel, we have to remember that by being kind, you will receive kindness in return.

Connecting

Travel teaches us to connect with our surroundings. It’s the connection to places, people and experiences that make a trip worthwhile. If we don’t connect, we can’t immerse ourselves into the new culture and destination. Connections leave a mark on us that last a lifetime, and the more we travel and connect, the more we grow as individuals and become more knowledgeable about the world.

Worrying Less

Travel also teaches us to worry less about what’s back home—our jobs, our life and anything else that causes us to stress. The more we travel, the better we become at learning how to not worry at all and live in the moment. Because let’s face it, the less we worry, the better we feel.

What has travel taught you?