Last Updated on 25th September 2014
No matter how content you are with your life, or not as the case may be, nothing can replace the unique experiences that only travel can bring. We can learn so much from visiting foreign lands. The undertaking of a significant journey truly makes us appreciate what we have in our own lives, while gaining a deeper understanding of the world and ourselves.
Witnessing the struggles of less fortunate people than yourself will create compassion, and make you appreciate what you have. Travelling can be a life changing experience, a journey of discovery, and we must grab the opportunity with both hands.
Travel allows us to discover so much about ourselves that just wouldn’t have been possible if we had stayed at home, stuck in our old routines. Learning how to deal with difficult situations and learning to love your own company are assets that will be of benefit to you for the rest of your life.
A trip with cultural significance has the power to inspire you like no other experience. Just imagine standing next to the pyramids in Egypt, or the Taj Mahal in India, or Uluru in Australia. Being so small against something so big should really make you stop and think. Maybe that deadline at work is not so important after all? Perhaps keeping the house impeccably clean just in case you have an unexpected visitor is not really worth it?
Experiences such as these have the power to bring new perspective. And travelling on your own is such an empowering and motivating experience. You will be surprised how capable and resilient you are when you only have yourself to rely on. Being in a new environment engages a dormant part of your mind, suddenly you will need to make quick decisions and experience new languages, new people, strange places, different customs, and new foods. Your brain will love the exercise.
Memorable experiences are promised in every corner of the globe, adventure awaits. Many people decide to travel when they have come to a cross roads in their lives. A difficult decision needs to be made but is being avoided for fear of making a mistake or hurting someone we love.
Some may feel trapped by the weight of responsibility or the pressure to be something they are not. Exploration has become a way of escape, to discover oneself, taking a step back from daily routine can be enriching for both the mind and body, a chance to take a step back and look at the situation from a different angle, the knowledge acquired from travelling is invaluable.
It enables us to become well-rounded individuals, improving our wellbeing, which will enhance self confidence and help us to deal with the situation we have been avoiding at home. Returning home with renewed energy and a new set of mental filters, productivity increases and you will be equipped to meet challenges and make those difficult decisions.
People who travel are looking for inspiration, and often find it in Mother Nature. Watching the sun drop into the infinite ocean, feeling the sugar soft sand in between your toes, nothing compares to the power of nature. When we become surrounded by the essence of life, the important things in life become clear.
And there can be no doubt that travel is physically beneficial. Exploring the surroundings on foot or by bicycle, swimming in the ocean and getting the essential vitamin D from the sunshine is guaranteed to make you feel like a new person.
Idyllic retreats don’t have to be oceans away. There are a plethora of inspiring places right here on our doorstep. For example, Cornwall in the Southwest of the UK is renowned for its beauty and serenity. Noted for its mild climate, Cornwall is a haven of quaint villages, ocean views, rolling fields and rugged rocky cliffs, that does wonders for the individual.
Falmouth is especially scenic, and has been shaped and influenced by its strong connection to the sea.
If you’re looking for a combination of experiences, such as waking up to incredible beauty and feeling relaxed, then it can be worth treating yourself to luxury accommodation in Falmouth and ensure your mind and body get the alleviation and tranquility they deserve.
Surrounded by majestic scenery, Cornwall is a perfect retreat for those looking for inspiration from mother nature and a relaxing break, leaving the visitor feeling calm and at peace with oneself. This is just one example of a perfect destination for those looking to escape the constraints of life, but there will be an abundance of options for others too.
So if it isn’t realistic for you to take off on big adventures and travels far away, then look to your local surroundings and be a traveller there. What’s important is that you find a place to explore, allowing you to discover new experiences and learn about yourself.