To travel is to leave your comfort zone and jump off to new and exciting adventure of your life. You can travel solo, as a couple, in a group or with your pet and get all the good vibes from travelling. If you ever wonder what you actually get from a good backpacking trip, have a good read at the points below:
1. MORE SOCIAL
When you’re in another country backpacking, you will have to communicate with everyone. Be it asking for where the best eating place is or what’s the time for the next train/bus to your destination. These are the two questions that will actually get you in a conversation with the locals. And if you’re lucky, they will accompany you and you might end up being good friends. However, you should be aware of scams but don’t think that everyone is trying to scam you either.
2. BETTER AT CONVERSATION
When you are more social, you get better at conversations. Being in a conversation with the people you met during your travel made you an open minded person. The more curious you are and the more questions you ask during a conversation and guess what, you get more info than what you read in those heavy guide book you brought along with you.
3. MORE CONFIDENT
Confident is the key while travelling. If you look or act confident (even if you have no idea what’s going to happen ahead of you), people can’t easily scam you or rip you off. The more confident you are the tougher you get and this applies to all things in life!
4. MORE ADAPTABLE
You can easily adapt to all situations without complaining. Having this attitude, you are more likely to be loved by your travel buddies. Trust me, nobody likes to go travelling with someone who wants to travel but complains for every hard time situations. When you can adapt to all situations, you can help and guide others who are new to the situations.
5. MORE ADVENTUROUS
Being adventurous has to be the reason why everybody travels. It is not only about climbing the tallest mountain in the country, swim in the deepest ocean or jump off cliffs and ridges, it is more about challenging yourself. When you challenge yourself frequently, you become a person that is willing to accept new things in life.
6. MORE EASY GOING
The more places you travel to, the more laid back person you will become. You are more calm, casual and unpretentious and takes things in stride and don’t easily get stressed over small issues. Don’t we all want to have this personality?
Those who travels are the sexiest person. Heck yeah. Full stop.
You become smarter because you learn on how to arrange routes, expenses and other minor things that gets you in the way. This is the moment when you pick up or enhance your strategic skills.
9. LESS MATERIALISTIC
Most backpackers are tend to be less materialistic. You become more appreciative of moments spent even if it doesn’t cost anything.
10. MORE EMPATHY
Empathy improves your travel. Demonstrating empathy to others creates a non-judgmental environment and expands trust. When others are open, they share of themselves. When they share, they create moments by virtue of what they share. The sum of those moments affects us and motivates you to share in return.