Travel is the Road to Self-discovery

Who we truly are is not defined by people, but by what we can learn from people and places.

So when you invest in traveling, you are actually investing in yourself. Traveling is time and money well spent – it opens up so many levels of experience that it is impossible to put all down in writing. It forces us to step out of our comfort zone, to explore our possibilities, to question and accept. And that’s where true beauty lies…

Packing, traveling to a new destination, discovering new cultures, tastes and customs, realizing how different the world is – how different people are – it is the ultimate road to self-discovery.

More people have been injured by routine than by adventure. Routine keeps us on a predictable path and blocks the unknown of shaking up our world once in a while. The same morning coffee, road to work, the same grocery store and the same bed every day and night does not sound exciting. And that’s just a drop in the ocean of possibilities and destinations. The whole world is yours, just go…

Get away from your microenvironment, allow yourself to breathe and dream a little. Let new experiences, knowledge and beauty fill your cup. Step away from everything you know and travel – it will definitely give you a new perspective on everything that awaits you at home.
Travel is a remedy; it strengthens, trains our mind and fills us with positive emotions. There are many benefits to traveling, we bring you the best:

1. TRAVEL REDUCE STRESS

It is well known that the 21st century pace is not easy. The daily rhythm which includes all our obligations produces enough latent stress that we may not even be aware of. But when we embark on a journey, we break that routine and focus on those few almost “unreal” days to make the most of them. We relax, live in the moment – without rushing to our next task.

2. TRAVEL BROADENS YOUR HORIZONS

When traveling we break out of our daily routine – we leave our comfort zone. We allow ourselves new insights, new views on life and raise the threshold for understanding things that are different. All of this shapes our point of view and gives us broader perspective – it arms us with new problem-solving abilities, and allows us to accept and adapt to novelities in life.

3. TRAVEL LIBERATES YOUR MINDS

Our encounters with other cultures, people and thoughts make us become more open and tolerant – we accept more and condemn less. This creates space for new people in our lives who enrich it with their knowledge, characters and stories. People have the power to bring out both the best and the worst in you – the larger the social circle, the greater the diversity of characters – it allows us to grow, avoid stereotypes and prejudice.

4. TRAVEL GIVES YOU COURAGE

Fear paralyzes people – it limits and diminishes a person’s ability to grow. The best way to get rid of fears is to face them – whether it’s fear of the unknown, loneliness, driving a car on unknown roads, or boarding a plane. The best way to overcome fear is to face it – grit your teeth and do it. Each victory gives you the strength to discover more and overcome new challenges. Not to mention the rush you feel from those happy hormones – endorphins and serotonin. There is nothing better!

5. TRAVEL MAKES YOU LEARN

You train your brain, emotions, and body. You unconsciously acquire new knowledge, adapt and act on new challenges. In those moments there is probably a shift in your priorities, perhaps your attitude towards the material and the immaterial. You create new contexts, adopt certain new values, and enjoy unique experiences that bring you new knowledge. Travel is a tool that helps us built the image of ourselves and the world – relationships, religion, and the way different cultures deal with life’s mysteries. Learning new things strengthens our latent skills and abilities and develops our critical thinking.

… At this point you have no choice but to book your next holiday.

This is the best thing you can do today – both for yourself and your environment. Step into the unknown for a week or two and you will gain so much. Invest in your education and explore yourself and the world through travel.

No school in the world can give you this.

Bloggers, journalists, tourist guides, artists, entertainers and all kinds of hospitality experts and enthusiasts have gathered under the ValamArtists handle to lovingly bring you the best out of the Croatian holiday experience. Enjoy the ride!
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