Find out the 5 things you learn from having a passport.
5 Things You Learn From Having a Passport
Your passport is the most vital document you will ever own. It is literally your ticket to the world.
Your passport allows you to experience the entire world, and more importantly, experience new things about yourself.
Read below for 5 things you learn from having a passport.
1. Having a plan is smart
Sure there’s a romantic appeal to traveling on a whim when you have no plans but the open road. However, planning offers a huge advantage when it comes to life and travel.
A little foresight can save you money often, such as getting cheap tickets. Accommodations can be more expensive when booked last minute as well.
Having a little bit of a plan can help you avoid being stranded and sleeping in an airport or train station because you cannot afford the next flight out of town.
Don’ let the romance of a wandering gypsy life leave you spending more than you need to spend.
2. The importance of being a great cook
Cooking can be your saving grace when it comes to traveling on a budget.
Most guesthouses and hostels offer a communal kitchen, which helps you not only save money, but also meet new people and share cultures. The kitchens of a good hostel will be alive with the scents of foods and people from all over the world. Plus, the more you cook, the better you become. What better way to represent your homeland than by cooking with others from around the world.
Additionally, it’s possible to do a work exchange if you are a good enough cook. Many people around the world offer food and accommodation in exchange for work or help, depending on your skills. If you’re a good cook, you can literally cook your way around the world.
3. Patience brings peace
Traveling isn’t always all fun and games. In fact, sometimes it can often be downright tiring and frustrating, as you’re in a new environment with unfamiliar languages and traditions. Also, you’ll spend a lot of time while waiting for a bus, a tour, a plane, a meal, or even an available toilet.
So, one major thing traveling forces you to learn is patience. And patience brings peace. When you finally return home, you just may find yourself more patient and more at peace.
4. The joys of co-dependence
The most memorable travel experiences are often the ones you have with others. Whether your travel partners overlap with the crazy Aussies you just met on a 36 hour bus ride, or with your spouse of 25 years, so many of the joys of travel are centered on the joys of co-dependence.
Relying on others forces you to let your guard down, and trust that humans are generally a good breed.
Depending on others, especially if you are in a group, can quickly bring you all together in an effort to maximize the goodness of life and your travels. So, allow yourself to need others and discover some new joys of life and travel.
5. Love on the Road
Maybe you’re hoping to get lucky while on the road. Well, a fairly well-established fact is traveling breaks down the inhibitions people have at home.
There are entire travel blogs dedicated to love and sex on the road. If you are single and looking to see what the world has to offer, you just may find the one or maybe the one for right now. At the very least, you may end up with some good travel stories, if all else fails.
Whether you travel to Mexico or New Zealand, you will learn great new things about yourself and the world by pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. You will never regret the time and energy you put into your life’s travels.