Traveling alone is the perfect time to push your personal boundaries and try things you ordinarily wouldn't dare to. It's a great time to pick up a travel hobby, reinvent yourself and make lifelong friends!
Life gets crazy and we all get too busy, making it more challenging to have time for the people we care about most. Girls, guys, or coed trip makes for a great time to catch up and put the life button on pause for a moment.
3. YOUR BFF AND YOU
Relationships, careers, and growing up all make it hard to get together and laugh while stuffing pizza in your face with your best friend. Taking a trip with your BFF allows you to celebrate how special that person is and get some one-on-one time to catch up on all the changes life brings.
Taking a trip to experience a different festival or cultural event is guaranteed to be an amazing time. Whether it's Tomorrowland in Belgium, the hot air balloon festival in Turkey, or Dia de los Muertos in Mexico, allow yourself to learn and embrace another celebration of life or death.
So many people travel for the thrill and everyone should take an off-road path at some point. Hike up a Volcano in Guatemala or go zip lining through the jungles of Costa Rica. Hop in your car and drive the Garden Route in South Africa. Traveling itself is quite the adventure and there are so many incredible destinations daring you to find them.
6. CULTURE SHOCK DESTINATION
Culture shock is "the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes." Experiencing a culture that puts you out of your comfort zone is important to understand how others around the world live. Culture shock is different to everyone, maybe you experience it while traveling throughout a place that doesn't speak your language or have your religion.
My culture shock moment happened in Vietnam when I was trying to cross the road. It sounds silly but the traffic there NEVER stops whether the light is red or green, it's constant motorbikes zooming by. I stood at the edge of the sidewalk confused at how to successfully walk in front of non-stop on-going traffic. A Vietnamese couple saw me and walked over, not knowing a bit of English they reached out for me to cross with them. Don't be afraid to trust the locals.
Whether it is your own personal ancestry or the history of other cultures, it is so important to understand those events and learn where you came from. Reading about them in books is one thing, but standing where history took place feels surreal.