Benefits of travelling, types of travel, important reasons to travel NOW!

Kshitiz Thakur | New Delhi

Do you know one thing which can (not just make your day) but brighten up your days, make you happy, make you love your life, encourage you to do more and live your life fully, take away negativity, and so on? Do you know how you can contribute (although a small part) towards generating employment, boosting economic growth, help preserve nature, make other people happy and little more prosperous and do other good things? You can do all this just by doing one thing and one thing only. Read on!

The importance of travelling, and reasons and types of travel

Benefits of Travelling

When you keep moving then you keep your mind healthy and active and also keep your body healthy and in shape. Travelling is that one important and fun way to do that. That is the benefit of travelling. Creative people take inspiration for new things while they are travelling and by visiting new and different places. Travelling fuels their creativity. And for all others, travelling can boost your health, happiness, creativity and thinking.

If you love travel or if you are a regular and avid traveler then you are happy and healthy and have this important reasons to keep travelling. You are also one of those important persons who are contributing towards the growth of economies of many countries and hundreds of industries there. Also you helping a great deal in providing employment to millions and millions of people the world over.

34 benefits of travelling

    1. Be healthy

    2. Be Happy

    3. Be motivated

    4. Boost creativity

    5. Healthy thinking

    6. Learn about yourself

    7. Be more independent and confident

    8. Improve communication skills

    9. Improve social skills

    10. Remove and reduce depression, negativity

    11. Improve language skills

    12. Add wonderful memories

    13. Improve your memory

    14. Sharped your mind

    15. Learn to handle different situations

    16. Be ready to face challenges and new circumstances

    17. Best and most fun exercise for mind and body

    18. Improve tolerance levels

    19. Improve resistance levels

    20. Improve metabolism

    21. Try new food

    22. See new cultures

    23. Find new goals and purpose to your life

    24. Improve relationships

    25. Find love and life partner

    26. Strengthen family relations and bonding

    27. Strengthen friendships and find new life long friends

    28. Know the world around you

    29. New perspectives on life and everything

    30. Love your home more

    31. Be more compassionate

    32. Value life

    33. Value fellow human beings

    34. Receive and spread LOVE

The above are 34 reasons why people should travel, and enjoy travelling

If you have not yet travelled or are not a traveler as such or probably you are just dreaming to go somewhere but haven't yet gathered much courage to do so, then start as soon as possible. Because of the reason we mentioned in the first paragraph. But more importantly for the reasons why you should travel we are going to give you here, and for all the different types of travel or different occasions you can select to go for a travel or a long planned holiday.

Why travel is important

Travelling is fun, it is rejuvenating and so refreshing. But you know what it gives much more than that? Chance and Change!

A Chance to bring freshness, love, togetherness, retrospection, see and experience more, live and experience life to the fullest, and a new perspective and beginning.

Believe it or not, people have found their love of life, a bright idea or a new beginning while travelling. You never know what you could find or discover on your next trip!

So, if you are ready, we will give you some wonderful reasons to travel and find your moment! Keep reading.

It also brings A Change from daily schedule, dull routine, monotonous life, negativity, and more. And so, everyone should travel, not just at least once, but often and as and when we get an opportunity to do so. And here we look to create some wonderful opportunities to travel.

You know a change of perspective can sometimes change the whole situation and its outcome too. Sometimes all you need is to look at things in a different way. How does that happen? A change of place is definitely one of the powerful actions that can bring a change in perspective. Travel is one such activity which gives you that and much more.

There are times when you feel life got stuck and things are not moving forward, or there are may be too many things wanting your attention to move forward, there were not so positive instances that recently happened with your life, and so on. When you do someplace else, it is not just a change of place, it is complete change of surroundings, although for a short period. But it will have a tremendous positive affect on you, and for a longer period of time. Try it, your thoughts will completely change, for positive and for better. That is one of the strongest reasons why we need to travel often. Life is about moving and not stagnancy.

What is the Importance of Travel? Travel is very good for your mental and physical health and well-being. It is like a natural medicine for your body, health, mind, and for positive thinking and also bring about more creativity and clarity in your thoughts. It is a great way to reinvent yourself.

Life is never about stagnancy in any form, life is not about being stuck at one place either physically or mentally. Life is about living to the fullest, is about experiencing more while you can. Life is about living your life to the fullest and finding opportunities in every possible ways to do so.

Travel is always important and beneficial, even if it is like a daily routine work travel. But it can bring many more benefits as mentioned above. These benefits come from when we do travelling purposely and mindfully. Travelling for our own fun, enjoyment, recreation, and to do things which bring all these, is called tourism, and this is when travel becomes all the more important. And this is the most important type of travel.

This is because it is the aspect and purpose of tourism that is important in travel and this provides us with all the benefits and rejuvenation that are so important for our mental and physical health and well being, and to make us live and truly enjoy our lives fully and freely.

There is another aspect and importance of tourism i.e. travelling for tourism purposes. Tourism is a very wide, vast industry and also a very important economic activity. Tourism helps countries in economic growth & development; social growth & progress; employment generation; and in bringing lot socio-economic advantages. Read about the 5 reasons for importance of tourism here.

Reasons to Travel

There are so many reasons for us to travel. The reasons why most of us travel, who are not professional travellers, is for happiness. We travel to escape to find moments of happiness, enjoyment and to cherish moments of togetherness with our loved ones. That is the most important reason as we make a decision to go for travel. And this is what we have covered above as 34 reasons and benefits of travelling which is finding about giving you or make you discover or create reasons for you to make a decision to travel.

If you want to create and bring about a change in your life then one of the ways in which you can do it is find a reason to travel and then go and enjoy. There could be and there are many many reasons for which you travel to someplace. There could be reasons like business, job, study or career, for which you would not probably think twice and would just go. But then, there is a possibility that you may not always look at this as tourism & see its importance but would rather be more focused on the objective. Our suggestion for those who are on such journey or are going to have in future is look at this from travel and tourism angle too and take this as an opportunity to see and experience new things and new perspectives.

Then you might travel for family reunion or a function or a friends get together. Here too take some time to immerse in the new environment, look at those new surroundings, travel local and meet new people.

Reasons why we travel

So, here are some of the reasons which make people travel to a new place.

These are reasons why people generally travel

  • Job, Employment and Career

    • This is when you travel to a new city or country for a shorter or a longer period of time for your career or studies. It may be a study tour or a study abroad option which you take while you are studying. It could be going for internship or an overseas job placement. You could go to a different country or city while on a job when there is, let us say, a transfer or an assignment or project or may be an offshore client project.

  • Business

    • Traveling for business is quite common now. Here we mainly include travelling to conduct, market or promote, or for growth of your business. This type could at some place overlap with travelling for job. A business person would travel to different cities or countries for reasons like:

      • Clients or vendor meetings
      • Marketing or promotion of business and its product or services
      • Attending meetings, conferences or exhibitions which is termed as MICE travel
      • Visiting company's branches or factory locations for smooth functioning or coordination
      • Market assessment for new business or expansion
      • Partnership building or networking
  • Health

    • This is what comes under and is called as medical tourism or travel. People often travel to different countries or cities to get different medical treatments. The reasons for medical tourism could be lack of proper facilities in your own country or city, to avail and being able to afford better facilities, go for cost friendly treatments in other countries or cities, etc. This is a growing type of travel and tourism segment.

  • Family & Friends

    • Many of us have friends, relatives or family members staying in other cities or countries. And you often find time to meet them or there are always occasions or festivals when a family reunion or friends get together is planned. This then requires travelling to those countries and cities to meet them. This is personal reasons but we may often miss the travel part here.

      For example if there is some wedding ceremony in your family after a long time. So when you go there, you are too excited first, for the wedding and second with the thought and opportunity to meet all and so many of your family members, relatives and friends. In this excitement experiencing the travel will certainly miss a place in your To Do list. And it happens. How are you supposed to take time and even think about travelling and experience the local places when you to attend so many functions, when there are so many people you need to be with and spend time with? So, what happens is that you do not even realize in all the happiness and excitement and you are even back home from that ceremony still wondering how the days flew by and wishing you would have spent little more time there to be with them for a little longer. Because you know, in our busy lives we forget to make time to actually get out of our hectic schedule and routines and think about travelling.

Because of what usually happens while travelling for the above mentioned reasons, we all strongly need to find our reasons to travel where we can truly enjoy and benefit from travelling the way we want to. These are our own personal reasons to travel.

Personal reasons and benefits of travelling

All or at least most of the above reasons that make you travel to a different place are not actually reasons to travel. Each of those are some tasks or things which you need to do and for that travelling just becomes a means. Travel is not the actual objective. Except for the reason when it is about family and friends, in which case a reunion or gathering might just be because you want to travel, together.

The personal reasons are the ones where you actually want to travel and travelling or going to a place therefore is for your choice and for your own fulfilment. It is something that you want for yourself. And it would not be wrong here to say that you are selfish and it is perfectly alright to want to be happy, to enjoy, to experience. And you don't have to travel alone only to experience all that.

Personal reasons to travel and choosing to go for travel is something which you need to do more often and the most. The list of types of travel which we are mentioning below are more about giving you some unique personal reasons to make time for travel.

This is why we want to show you the exciting types of travel you should think about.

Different Types of Travel - which we should chose for ourselves

Our purpose of giving you such a unique list of different types (or reasons) to travel is to give you these wonderful reasons why you should travel. We want to first encourage you to find time from you busy schedules for travelling. Secondly, we want to show you that you can always find reasons to make yourself and your loved ones happy and enrich your lives by travelling. More importantly we want to motivate you to find and create your unique reasons for travelling and to make you enjoy more and fully experience and live your precious travel moments.

So, let us just look at all the ways and reasons for which you can travel, let us explore all the wonderful types of travel which you can have, if you have already not been creative in finding those and more.

  1. On the Road Travel

    • This is the type of travel especially for those who love the road and all what comes with it. There are people who love to hit the road in their cars or on their bikes and just go. A long bike ride is more fun and preferred one. The destination here is not that important as the journey is. The travel is often to nearby places but can also be for far off places. It is entirely up to the person how far he or she wants to go and how much they want to enjoy each of their journeys.

  2. Summer Travel

    • This type of travel is about experiencing summers in different places. So you might plan for a travel to somewhere particularly at the time when it is summer at that place. You go to places to experience summer seasons there and could also be to avoid winters at your home place.

  3. Winter Travel

    • Here it could be just the opposite of summers travel. You are in love with the winter season. You love snow, extreme winters and that cold breeze hitting your face. There are places which get filled with snow which you may not experience at your place all the time. So for this you travel to different places. There are various winter sports like skiing, ski jumping, ice skating, snowboarding, etc., for which you would like to travel. Or you just cannot miss the snow covered mountains of some places and you love to explore all of those.

  4. Get healthy

    • This would not be just about medical tourism and about getting some treatment. You can choose to go to a quiet and peaceful place to spend some time because your mind and your body needs it. You may choose certain time of each year and go to same or different places. You could go to just be alone with yourself or even take your family and use that time for some meditation or yoga or any other such healthy activity.

  5. Make a Collection

    • Are you some sort of collector? Do you have a hobby to collect things which represent different places, cultures or history? If yes, then this is the type of travel you take.

  6. Take pictures/memories

    • There are people who travel just to enjoy and capture moments. Yes, if you can have it then you may just travel to take pictures of yourself or your family and friends at different places and so you travel to new and sort of unexplored places to take back memories and well to also share with friends and followers on social media.

  7. Love travel

    • Oh yes, you so much in love with travel. Travelling is your passion and derive meaning from it. You want to see place, take new experiences, meet new people. You were born a traveler and that is what you are at the core. May be you have developed that passion of yours into a career too, like there are many people who just travel and then share their experience through their blogs and all. And well, if travel is what you feel you are in love with and you haven't yet explored it fully then let me tell you that you could create that into a career too and live your passion whole your life.

  8. Just go some place

    • Oh yes, you just have to travel and go places from time to time. It's like in your DNA. You cannot be confined to one place for long. Every now and then you need to go somewhere a little far, even if that means doing not much there. It is like your large appetite for travel which you need to satisfy regularly. You would not feel yourself unless you know you recently have been to some place or you have a plan to go to a place or destination.

  9. Travel while on business trip

    • You are often on a business trip or you know that you have a planned trip ahead, and then you plan to take time off your work to go for travelling the local and nearby places. This could be a wonderful way to get back feeling refreshed having completed your work with enthusiasm and are ready for more with double the energy.

  10. (Go to a friend) Take your friend

    • You should do this more often. It could be a great way not just to travel but to strengthen your friendship and the bond between you and your friends. Experiencing new things, new situations together with people you are already close with is a great way to further strengthen your relationship or friendship. You may be surprised to find out a thing or two about your friend or even about yourself in relevance to your relation that you did not know till now.

  11. Be on the road travel

    • There are people who love road travel or journeys more than any other means of travelling. Even if it is a long and interconnected journey or travel, it must include a long road trip. May be this gives you a better sense of control and opportunity to enjoy the journey more than your destination. You want to experience all that you come across while you travel. You like to stop every now and then to feel connected with the place, surroundings and people. You want go through towns or villages, talk to people, enjoy local flavor, local food, etc.

  12. Love the waters travel

    • You love water. You are a human but like a fish. So you either love travel by water or love to do things related to water, travel by water being one of them. You love seas, ocean, rivers, lakes and you may love water sports. So you want to travel to places to experience the things related to water.

  13. Going to settle down travel

    • Are you the one who is looking to settle in a new city or new country? Why not take this as an opportunity to travel to different (as many I would say) countries and cities before you finalize to settle down in one. Well, one advantage it will bring is to widen your number of choices and leave you wiser for your final choice.

  14. Take a break travel

    • Travel is always the best thing to do when you want to take a break from anything. You may be into whatever like studies, job, business, homemaker, or may be in the stage of preparing to be someone from among these or preparing for anything else. Doing something non-stop for a prolonged period of time does affect your performance. It is necessary to take a break from that thing and for a period of time, even brief, not think of your daily tasks. So for these periods when you need a break and you should think of taking it, just go for a short travel trip somewhere. You could go to some place you know, and even better would be to go to a new place, it will be more refreshing.

  15. Just Escape travel

    • Taking a break from things that we just mentioned above means taking yourself away for a short period of time and coming back to it after that. But there could be times when you just want to escape from something. Not in a negative way of escaping like getting away from your responsibilities or things like that. But often times, things happen which you cannot just avoid or change within a short period of time. They will take their own sweet time to change or improve. So best thing is to take your mind off them. Then there are times when you need to get a little away from people for a brief period for better or for retrospection. Travel could be the best way here.

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