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Destination Anywhere: 100 Reasons to Travel

Destination Anywhere: 100 Reasons to Travel

August 19, 2013
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My Destination Anywhere series has finally come to a close!

Some may not need any reason, but for some even 100 reasons to travel might not be enough. I’m in the camp who never needs a reason to travel; my body will signal to me when I’ve stayed in one place for too long.

00 reasons to travel the cultureur

  1. To experience the WOW factor
  2. To escape routine
  3. To learn about new cultures
  4. To witness the peak of human adaptability
  5. To create new friendships
  6. To find inner peace
  7. To gain a new perspective
  8. To de-stress
  9. To discover yourself
  10. To broaden your horizons
  11. To master a new language
  12. To sample new cuisines
  13. To dare to be different
  14. To expand your professional network
  15. To put your problems into perspective
  16. To see the beauty of nature
  17. To reach new heights in common sense
  18. To explore your creative side
  19. To gawk at the man-made wonders of the world
  20. To taste freedom
  21. To grow personally and intellectually
  22. To feel alive
  23. To realize that humans are the same everywhere
  24. To hone your self-confidence
  25. To view “home” with a new pair of eyes
  26. To attend unique cultural, art, and music festivals
  27. To participate in an authentic cooking class with locals
  28. To make yourself more interesting
  29. To formulate more informed decisions
  30. To debunk myths and stereotypes
  31. To strengthen your social skills
  32. To watch 24 hours of daylight
  33. To admire art from all over the world
  34. To situate yourself in the broader context of humanity
  35. To introspect and appreciate the value of solitude
  36. To be humbled
  37. To curate a group of friends in all corners of the globe
  38. To buff up your CV
  39. To instill vitality into your academic education
  40. To know that your basic needs are luxuries elsewhere
  41. To get cultured
  42. To heal old wounds
  43. To feed your soul
  44. To observe different ways of living
  45. To quell your curiosities
  46. To inject life into the cliché: you only live once
  47. To become a storyteller
  48. To eat your way through the world’s cultures
  49. To think globally and act locally
  50. To improve your sense of geography
  51. To test and push your limits
  52. To delve deeper into your talents and interests
  53. To live a life without regrets
  54. To ensure that you don’t take all that you have for granted
  55. To adventure through spectacular realms of nature: forests, jungles, hot springs, and mountains
  56. To reflect back on your life with fond memories and impress your older self
  57. To place yourself in the driver’s seat of our own destiny
  58. To encounter the complexities of the world and be aware of plaguing global social issues
  59. To invest in your mental wellness
  60. To open your mind and eyes
  61. To try a new job that you would have never thought to try
  62. To empower yourself
  63. To change your life
  64. To stay forever young at heart
  65. To bring out your adventurous spirit
  66. To pick up a new hobby
  67. To fashion new thought processes
  68. To notice the charm of EVERY country
  69. To rev up your sense of empathy
  70. To sharpen your sense of humor
  71. To inspire and be inspired
  72. To revive your joie de vivre
  73. To challenge yourself constantly
  74. To meet the world’s population one person at a time and make it a smaller place
  75. To interact with animals in the wild
  76. To stop making excuses for things you really want to do
  77. To seek the thrill of new
  78. To breed innovation
  79. To effect positive change, one person at a time
  80. To forge long-lasting relationships
  81. To document life and improve your photography skills
  82. To inch towards becoming a global citizen
  83. To face your fears and gain courage
  84. To mature and become independent
  85. To lead by example for future generations
  86. To volunteer and help improve the quality of someone else’s life
  87. To acquire practical life skills and become more street-smart
  88. To support the livelihoods of local artisans and craftspeople
  89. To journey through the seven ancient wonders of the world
  90. To serve as an unofficial (or official) diplomat for your country
  91. To relive history through landmarks, museums, culture, and people
  92. To awaken and fine-tune your senses
  93. To fuel the local and global economies
  94. To visit certain destinations before they’re extinct
  95. To evolve into a happier, more well-rounded, and better person
  96. To determine your purpose in life
  97. To LOVE…
  98. To venture into the unknown
  99. To tap into your untapped potential
  100. To bridge the gap between people, cultures, and countries
There will always be many reasons (read: excuses) not to go, but I just gave you ONE HUNDRED reasons to get up and go see the world!
Book your ticket now — ready, set, go!

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