If you haven’t found a reason to want to travel yet, this post is definitely for you, as I will highlight why travel is good for you and why it’s worth starting that savings fund for a trip.
Travel for… memories with your family
I took my son for a trip to Durban a few years ago, and he still talks about it excitedly to this day! He remembers the nervous feeling of flying for the first time, being at the sea, the fun slides at the waterpark and he glows when he reminisces about the trip.
I found it to be true that you don’t remember the days when everything goes perfectly – the memories that stick out are often those when we experienced something new and escaped just for a while from the things we do daily.
Traveling with your children might be overwhelming, but it’s an enriching way to open up their world – while getting a break from the digital world. PLUS it’s often cheaper to travel with children, because most places allow minors to stay for free or at a discounted rate.
Travel for… a broader perspective
Travel gives me greater perspective – it’s so easy to feel uninspired when you don’t take proper time out. I love people watching, trying new meals, exploring a new place for the first time and of course, spending time reflecting on my daily life from the ‘the outside’. On my last trip with my hubby, I was inspired to one day start investing in property on the Garden Route.
I use this time to think about the areas in my life I need to improve and focus on when I get back. I usually journal my thoughts on what I could do more of, less of, or what I should start doing and stop doing in my life in general. Then, every few months I go back and see how much progress I have made and what I am yet to achieve or start.
Travel for… ‘seeing’ money well spent
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I don’t know where my money goes! But with travel, along with the memories created, I know exactly where my money went.
Saving towards a trip can seem tedious but when you come back from an amazing trip, you realize that every cent was worth it. The time away, the new experiences and the excitement on the kids’ faces each day we visited a new place or were doing an activity that they enjoyed, is absolutely worth it!
This post was done in collaboration with Travelstart.
I would love to know the reasons you love travelling and where you favourite destinations are. Don’t be shy to leave me a comment on this post.
Modern Zulu Mom