Reasons Why You Should Backpack To a New Place Every Year


Amongst the hustle bustle in our lives, travelling is one thing that is the most neglected. The desire for wanderlust is thrown deep down the well and it’s just the thought that wanders. By doing so we reject new opportunities, experiences and the chance to Live! By just pushing the plans to every next year, you’re missing out on valuable travel time. Why push it to a distant future when a lifetime of memories can be created now! It’s a matter of priorities, once you understand the real essence of travelling; you won’t be missing it out.

Here are a few reasons why you should backpack to a new place every year:

1. Gets you out of your comfort zone :

By travelling to places, you get the opportunity to get out of your nutshell and explore. Whether you’re travelling alone or with a group, travelling allows you to interact with more people and go to places that you would usually not intend to. You’ll be surprised with the transformation and the confidence you can witness within yourself, when you take the plunge.

 

Courtesy: Just Wanderlust
Courtesy: Just Wanderlust

 

2. Build New Perspectives :

There is likelihood that we develop a certain kind of perspective towards places and people. By going to places, you get to see the true picture and that’s when you understand how false your perception was. Staying home with access to everything, there is a tendency for people to take things for granted. Going to places makes one appreciate the things in life that may not be accessible to everyone, this might as well change your attitude.

 

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Courtesy: Flickr

 

3. Connecting with People :

Friendship and connections that one can make across globe are the best things about travel. While on your way you come across a number of people and it is surprising how well one can bond with others when put together by circumstances. By interacting you get an insight into the lives of the people, their culture, traditions and way of life. Something you just can’t experience by reading a book or watching TV.

 

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Courtesy: Bustle

 

4. Discovering the Cultural Diversity :

From festivals to food to funerals, there are number of things yet to be explored even if you live in a multicultural society. It is fascinating to see how different tribes and ethnic groups choose to celebrate their traditions and culture.

 

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Courtesy: Erasmus

 

5. Experiencing Unimaginable Places :

We have all been awestruck by pictures of landscapes taken by photographers, imagine being present at that place and viewing it. Travelling allows you to go around beautiful landscapes, scenic views and discovering places that you never thought existed. We can browse through a number of pictures on the internet, but nothing can match the feeling of firsthand experience.

 

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Courtesy: Opus

 

6. Gives You the Much Needed Break :

The repetitive schedule can become very tiring and without you even realizing it may have adverse effects on your productivity. Travelling gives you a lifetime of experience and stories to tell that you can never forget. It refreshes you and helps you to get back with a bang.

 

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Courtesy:Journey.maps

 

You have only one life to live and experience, so pack your bags and go to places for a new adventure.