Why you Should Travel After 60?

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”
-Dalai Lama 

Why you Should Travel After 60?

Since ancient ages, people have been traveling for many disparate reasons. In the past, when human civilization was in its first step, men had to cover distances in case of needs. Some had become voyagers and went out to discover different kingdoms and regions. In those days, the mode of traveling didn’t vary much as walking or sailing was the only replacement of horses. Gradually, people understood the importance of making a journey and other ways of traveling had been established. We are the most blessed as we can cover thousands of miles overnight. For many years, traveling has been the epitome of adventures and numerous benefits. It leaves a huge physical and psychological impact on the human mind and body. Generally, traveling demands certain adjustments and adaptation.

Saint Augustine once said,” The World is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”.

Despite all the adjustments and adaptation, if you’re not popping out of your comfort zone, then you’re as good as presumed dead. There are so many cultures and countries and different classification of people in the world and we only live an associate with a few. We remain ourselves distanced from knowing and realization. Internet and books can provide us with minor details but it can never match with the real experience. Also, people sometimes get a biased opinion and might become narrow-minded. Particularly, in the later stages of your lifespan, you may want to cleanse your thoughts and knowledge in your arsenal. All the youths you have invested in hard work and earning enough money and now it is a marvelous opportunity to see the new and unknown world as your so-called duty to life has been well-compensated. After a trip, you’ll surely feel yourself anew and you’ll enjoy your daily routine more when you will be back home.

Having an adventure 

A trip to Cambodia or a long vacation in the lap of Amazon Rainforest or a planned tour of African Safari or a dangerous trip to Mount Erebus in Antarctica or to visit Villarica Volcano – amidst all of these, our inner Vasco Da Gama awakens. Although, any trip to an unknown place offers a certain level of adventure quotient and it grows as you continue making trips.

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes 

Away from home, your colleagues, your parents and kids, and society friends, where you can finally get a chance to be you and only you. Where you have no fear to be judged or to be familiar; you can do whatever you enjoy doing, you can choose whatever you prefer to eat, you can visit wherever to want to do so. You can explore yourself and your abilities without any limitations and consternation.

Appreciating your life 

At 60, you can imagine all the youthfulness you’ve spent to achieve all those you’ve right now. You tend to get more and freer times at this stage of your life. You can certainly discuss a trip with your potential partner from DoULikeSenior and plan properly with much care and love. While you’re at a trip with your partner or solo, you can certainly look back and cherish what you’ve achieved throughout the years and peacefully loiter in a far corner of the world. Travelling gives you perspective and a large scope of thinking idea about a whole lot of things.

Relaxing and rejuvenating  

Undoubtedly, traveling entertains most of the people. To know the unknown, one must be eager and enthusiastic and aloof of those boring workloads and regular stresses. Travelling offers you the chance to ignore all the pains and sorrows and encourage you to relish the moment. As a result, you seem to relax a bit and tend to inhale more life into yourself to lengthen your lifespan by some years.

New Friends  

Whether you’re a conversationalist or not, you have to make little talks or gossips or a proper exchange of dialogues to accomplish a journey. If you’re taking a trip with a tourism band, you tend to accompany some people who’re bound to be your friends along the journey and if you’re not, in that scenario, you get the chance to choose some people to be friends with throughout the journey.

New Skills 

No age is a perfect one for acquiring some skill sets. And an adventure will surely entertain the idea of learning something new and crispy which allows the possessor to live and relive any activities with a new pair of eyes. At the latter half of your innings, you tend to pick up a trick or two while you’re away at your senior adventure trip. On the other hand, some trips are penetrating enough to lend a firm hand and make you absorb some new skills to see through that phase of the journey.

To conclude, traveling is a teacher in its own school.

“Do not dare not to dare.”
-C. S. Lewis 

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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