I am 30, and I can split my life in two phase, one is when I didn’t travel and another is when I travel. Today when I am travelling to different places, I have whole lot of experiences, and these experiences develop my personality and capabilities. Every time I come back home after visiting an offbeat destination, I am fully revitalized and charged up for any challenge. Hills & Valleys fills me with enthusiasm and it also reflects in my work, divine destinations allows me to get closer to culture and tradition. Below is the five ways traveling changed my life.

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I have whole lot of connections

There was a time when I had few  friends in school/university. I now have connections with so many different people. Friendship made during travel, is one of the strongest bond, because we shared the common situation and problems. It was only yesterday, when the group of 28 travelers from Russia, with whom I met in Himachal, called me up. They came to Delhi to board flight back to their home and they were having problems to deal in local language.

I experience the real sense of freedom

I want to relate one story here, few months back when we were going to Haridwar in India and we arrived at Delhi station to board the train, the train was late due to some fault. Another train was retiring in next platform, I asked the officials, where this train is going and he said “to Dehradun” and I boarded it. I don’t care where I am going as long as I am going to experience a new place and new culture.

I started living in the moment

No past, no future, just the present. The sky appears so beautiful, basking under the icy cold water of fountain is so refreshing, walking in a barren desert is testing my spirits. Well I now don’t care what the hell I did in past or what I am going to do in future. I am just concerned about, what I am doing now. If I am not doing something worthy, I just walk out and travel.

I have an advanced decision making capability now

Countless number of times I have taken decisions during travel, which hotel, which destination, take the risk or not, do this or not etc. Traveling is all about taking decisions. Give me a circumstance, place and situation and I can tackle it.

Traveling changed my perspective

Before I started travelling, I was a bit of introvert and felt uneasy while talking with strangers at unknown place. I was happy to settle down permanently in my city. I use to judge people and places by watching news. Today things have changed. I can comfortably share my thoughts with strangers. Today when I watch news that heavy rainfall in some area, or island flooded, my feet starts itching. The thought of being with handful of travelers excites me. I hate crowd and every new challenge is like new fun.

Travelling have altogether changed my life and personality. I breath fresh air each morning. I love what I am doing and I will continue doing it. Did travelling changed your life as well? If so, share your experience in comments.

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saurabh

Saurabh is a 30 something guy from Kolkata and presently staying in New Delhi, India with his beautiful family. He is a post graduate in English and is working as a freelance web developer. His passion for traveling and connecting people has made him lots of friends from around the globe. He also loves eating unusual recipes.

9 Comments

Sandy N Vyjay · December 13, 2016 at 9:02 am

Inspiring post. Everyone should take out some time from their busy schedule to explore life by travelling. Travel has really changed the perception. We live to travel!

FS · December 10, 2016 at 4:33 pm

Totally agree with your views. Travelling indeed makes a person better in so many ways.

Julianna · December 9, 2016 at 4:26 am

What an inspiring story – and so true. Travelling really does force you to live in the moment and change your perspective. The decision-making one was one I hadn’t even thought about before!

Tatum Skipper · December 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm

It’s crazy how much traveling really does change a person. I have always had lots of friends but after moving states in the US, I felt pretty lost and alone. When I went backpacking I met so many amazing people who I still share an unbelievable bond with today. One girl even came from Switzerland to visit me for her FIRST EVER trip to the US. It is amazing all the positives that come from it. I wish more people would understand that!

Lydia@LifeUntraveled · December 7, 2016 at 5:54 pm

People don’t realize how much traveling changes them until they actually start to travel. If you have an open-mind, traveling has so many benefits and does indeed change us for the better.

Hendrik · December 7, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Very nice to read your Post, Saurabh. And actually I think nearly everyone who starts to discover traveling for himself has probably similar experiences. It is simply true, that no value can measure the experience you get from discovering this beautiful planet. Glad you enriched your life with this, keep on going 🙂

Cheers and thanks for sharing your experiences, Hendrik

Philip · December 7, 2016 at 5:55 am

Traveling does change ones perspective. I am glad you have chosen to travel while you can! It something you will never regret! Just make sure to share the experience with other around you!

Brian · December 6, 2016 at 9:06 pm

All of them are true. The one about better decision making is the least obvious. I’m most extroverted when traveling!

Nicholas Danis Bertrand · December 6, 2016 at 1:21 pm

The way travelling changed your life is inspiring and I’m sure a lot of people will be able to relate to this.There is such a feeling of joy and freedom that comes from reading your article.Travelling changes people so much and gives them a broader perspective on life.Beautifully written article.I’ll be looking forward to read your blog on a regular basis.

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