Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy your next adventure which is kind of the same thing.
1.Travel pushes you out of your comfort zone.
Forget the metaphorical walls of your everyday life; travelling forces you to step into the role of a globetrotting guru that can greet Sri Lanka’s locals in Sinhalese as you navigate the intricacies of Kandy’s train station timetable with a piece of roti in one hand and your camera in the other. Your former self will thank you later.
2. Material things break.
The only thing breaking here is your heart as you leave the European summer behind and return to your desk job at home.
3. Travel creates lifelong memories.
Unless you get sauced on too much gin while stargazing from your desert campsite in Southern Africa. Still not a bad outcome, though.
4. There are no stronger friendships than those you make on the road.
Skip the formalities of where you work and mutual acquaintances; friends that walk across hanging bridges in the Himalaya together stay together.
5. Travel lets you try cuisines in the country they’re actually from.
You may never look at your local Thai joint with the same twinkle in your eye but it’s a risk we’re willing to take.
6. Travel opens doors you didn’t even know existed.
Such as the door to the bus bound for Montenegro, a destination you only just discovered while visiting nearby Slovenia.
7. Spent money is quickly forgotten anyway.
You won’t remember how much the entry fee to Machu Picchu cost. What you will remember is the irreplaceable feeling of finally arriving at the mystical citadel of your dreams and giving your bucket list a giant tick.
Still a skeptic? Take a look at this list of things you could have bought with the money you spent out last weekend.