Why travel makes us better people!
5. It boosts your creativity
Is creative not a word you were expecting to hear, or let alone perhaps be used with your name in the same sentence? It has been studied that folks who travel and experience different sites and cultures become more inspired and curious and hence more imaginative and creative in how they approach life. Your mind becomes forced to an extent to adapt and approach or think differently to different (and similar) situations and experiences. That isn’t a bad thing at all.
6. It makes you more trusting
Ever eat a scorpion? Me neither, probably never will. They put a scorpion atop pizza at our local (global) summer festival – the Calgary Stampede. I digress, but the point is, you become more trusting of people, society and ideas and are more willing to try things when you travel.
7. It makes you a better problem-solver
But I am already good at problem solving. Hmm, maybe so, however, various research again points out that people that have spent time travelling and overseas continue to show they are more likely to solve problems than those that don’t. The same thing in a different place, culture and society can have different or multiple meanings. Just because you have a hammer, doesn’t mean you need to find all the nails.
8. It makes you more open to new things