Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
At 23 years of age, I don’t profess to know everything. But having just finished my education and jumping on a plane for a year to travel the world – to all 6 continents – I can tell you with 100% certainty and accuracy that there are many things you can’t learn from an education. Things like independence, patience, understanding, appreciation, cultural immersion, feeling out of your comfort zone, budgeting…. the list is endless. There’s so much you can learn from travel that you simply won’t get elsewhere.
Why You Should Travel Young
You will see how other cultures live [and appreciate diversity]
You will challenge your senses [and try new things]
You will gain a perspective for the small space you occupy in the world [by opening your eyes and mind to new places, people, wildlife… and much more]
You will learn independence [because at the end of the day, it’s just you against the world]
You will allow yourself to evolve [and discover your true passion]
You will learn to try new things [and learn what you really like and don’t like]
You will make new friends from around the world [and take a little piece of them with you wherever you go]
You will let go of the past [and look toward the future]
You will learn wasting time is not time wasted [but make every minute count]
You will learn to love yourself [before anyone else can love you]
Travel allows us to shape our own world, see it and understand it first hand, not rely on the selective material made available to us through the media or textbooks.
There’s a whole world out there to uncover, if you just go ahead and take the first step.