Travel can teach us things that we can not learn online or in the classroom. There are several reasons why travel is often considered the best teacher.
Travelling exposes us to new and different cultures, ways of life, and perspectives. This can broaden our minds and understanding of the world and help us to see things from a different point of view.
Going on adventures, back packing trips and exploring new destinations challenges us to step out of our comfort zone and try new things. This can help us to develop new skills, build confidence, and grow as individuals.
Finding our true purpose of life and discovering our passions can take some time, especially for the younger generations. There is a lot of pressure to follow the script of life and when life plays out differently we are left not knowing what the next steps are. Travel allows us to learn more about ourselves. By being exposed to new experiences and challenges, we are forced to confront our fears and overcome obstacles. This can help us to gain a better understanding of our own strengths, weaknesses, and values. People that discover their purpose go on to become change makers, leaders and all round good humans.
Not only does it help our personal traits, but travel also has the potential to provide educational and intellectual benefits. For example, visiting historical and cultural sites can provide an immersive and hands-on learning experience. This education is priceless and can’t be taught.
I might be biased, but I really do believe that travel is often the best teacher. To be exposed to new and different cultures, to be challenged to step out of our comfort zones, helps us to learn more about ourselves, and has the potential to provide educational benefits. These experiences can help us to grow and develop as individuals, and can provide a lifetime of memories and learning.
Hear Lhanz’s opinions on why he believes that travel is the best teacher on the Chasin Travels podcast episode.