Travel: Five Reasons To Go Abroad
Updated: Oct 23
It may seem like a daft question, but have you ever considered why people go abroad?
If you’re a home bird who has never taken a holiday outside of their home country, it can be challenging to understand the desire to hop on a plane and head to a far-flung destination. The thing is, there is a big, wide world out there to explore and experience - we just all want to experience it for very different reasons.
Some people go abroad for the pure luxury of visiting beaches that are unfettered by the human footprint. Others go and visit countries abroad for their facilities. For example, dental care and surgeries like breast enlargement can be done overseas with the best surgeons and at a fraction of the price of other countries. Of course, not every reason to go abroad involves coming back with a new body!, which brings me to five good reasons to go overseas this year.
Travelling around the world is no longer for the rich and famous only. Flying used to be something only essential or wealthy people did, and it doesn't have to be expensive anymore. With the birth of budget airlines, Interrail and Airbnb, you can get around without spending much money. It’s a good reason to go - if you can see the world on a lemonade budget, wouldn't you go?
The chance to learn from other cultures is not a chance that you should pass up. Sure, you can head to museums and galleries where you are for a little culture, but there is nothing like learning from the actual cities and countries filled with history and people who know the past.
Speaking of those people, you can interact with people who have different views to you and really enjoy brand new friendships. You can learn a lot about yourself and the way that other people raised you, and travelling gives you the chance to do that with a lot more ease.
The chance to go abroad is also a chance to practice another language. You don't have to be a genius in other languages to be able to speak some choice phrases. However, being around the natives of a new place can help you to hone your skills. There’s no use in learning a language to just not use it for the rest of your life.
Learning to be in a new environment with new traditions can take some time, but the local rules are different everywhere around the world. How do you develop an appreciation for the way that others live if you’re not making an effort to get involved in the way that they do things? You can take a new appreciation for others homes with you along with your souvenirs, and it can make a difference to the way that you treat others.
Travelling offers you the chance to see, smell and taste new things by just choosing a new environment. Book your holiday this year and pick the place that thrills you the most.
Recommended further reading :
Vacation Disasters - A Preparation and Safety Awareness Guide for Travellers https://www.postcardtravelinsurance.co.uk/vacation-disaster-preparation-safety-guide/
How to practise responsible tourism during COVID-19 https://www.loveholidays.com/holidays/responsible-tourism-during-covid-19/
An International Student's Guide to UK University (COVID-19)