1. You learn to enjoy different people.
Nothing gets rid of prejudice quite as quickly as travel. It’s actually amazing to travel to different places and see just how much our culture misinforms us about other people.
2. You learn to go with the flow.
In our day to day lives, we can be total control freaks. But when you travel, you’re at the mercy of pretty much everyone else. It really teaches you to let go and go with the flow.
3. You learn to relax.
In the same way that you learn to go with the flow, you also learn to relax. Without feeling like you have to control everything, you go immediately into relaxation mode, which is exactly where you should be when traveling
4. You learn respect.
It’s hard to be a jerk to other cultures when you’re hanging out in theirs. People look different, speak different languages, and seem really unfamiliar. It makes you realize how scary it can be to be around radically different people. Gives you a new appreciation for immigrants.
5. You learn to find beauty everywhere.
Day to day life gets dull. You see the same shit everywhere. When you travel, there are so many new things to take in and enjoy. Once you’ve returned home, it’s hard not to see the beauty in so many little things.
6. You learn to love your life.
Because there’s nothing quite better than getting back home to your comfy bed at the end of a long trip.