One of the things I realized from traveling was that travel is, without a doubt, the best form of education. We learn a lot while we are traveling because it gives us an opportunity to see new things. It is the most expensive thing you can buy that makes you richer. Throughout my years of traveling, there are some travel lessons you can use at home.
Travel will pull you out of your routine life, make you feel uncomfortable, expose your weakness, change your ideas, and shift your perspective.
The travel lessons that we learned while traveling could also be used in our everyday lives.
YOU ARE NEVER ALONE
Sometimes, you may think you are alone, but you are not. Make an effort to ask a simple question. That is all it takes.
School has never been my thing. I did not like getting help from others because I wanted to prove to myself that I was good enough to do it on my own. But, when I asked for help, good things came out of it.
TRY NEW THINGS
It is easy to try new things when we travel because it is exciting. When we come back home to our old routine, it seems to be impossible to try new things. We get so caught up with everything around us that we believed it wasn’t worth doing and trying.
It can be as simple as ordering something new on a menu.
We all live in a fast pace world now. Everybody seems to be so busy no matter what time of the day it is. The first thing I do when I wake up while in bed still, is check my phone. I will go through the messages that were sent to me overnight, then check my emails. It seems to be impossible to take 20 minutes out of our day to do things that we enjoy and find relaxing. But, when we are able to do that, we will be able to find joy and discover the small moments that make up our everyday lives.
MAINTAIN THE CONFIDENCE
Travel makes us happy. When we learn new things, summit a mountain, and find our way to the hotel, it makes us feel smart. Don’t let that confidence fade when you are back at home. Do something that you are good at or finish up your chores.
LIVE IN THE MOMENT
Travel has a way of allowing us to be aware of where we are and what we are doing at the exact moment. When I was watching the sunset on Waikiki Beach, zip-lining through the forest in Jamaica, or feeding the pigeons in Venice, I was actively engaged in the moment.
I wasn’t worried about what the score was for the most recent Leafs game, uploading photos to social media, or being caught up with what my friends were up to on Facebook. It has been simply just me, the experience, and the moment. That was all that mattered.
Set aside 30 minutes of your day away from distractions and grasp the moment.
Fionn is an adventure seeker that is attracted to danger. She is always on a mission to wander around the globe curiously. Whether it will be hiking to the bottom of Grand Canyon, swimming with whale sharks, or finishing the World’s Toughest Mudder, she will always be there with her camera(s) in her hands, a smile on her face and butterflies in her stomach. Oh, and did she forget to mention that she is also a foreign Piña Colada drinker?