There are perhaps more famous quotes about the beneficial and often transformative powers of travel than on any other topic. For longer than anyone can remember people have been visiting distant lands, having new experiences, and returning home a changed person. We want to provide you with travel tips that feed the mind, body and soul.
It’s true that it’s a little different these days (as we now have airplanes, GPS, and comfortable hotel suites instead of horses, a compass, a tent). But what was true then is still true now. Travel is good for the mind, body, and soul.
Here are just a few of the travel tips we think will help anybody on the road..
Meet New People
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
While the destination is usually the first thing people think about when they are planning their next adventure abroad – often times it’s the people you meet while travelling that stay in your memories the longest. Not only will you get to experience the culture and national identity of the place you’re visiting, but you’ll also be introduced to several other cultures by meeting fellow travellers.
For Example:Try counting how many times you talk about the famous Canadian politeness when you’re telling people stories about your next stay with us.
Break Out Of Your Comfort Zone
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch
Canada is perhaps one of the safest destinations you can visit in the world, however, even when you’ve got a comfortable place to stay (like any of our hotels) and friendly people to help you on the ground (like our customer care teams) you’re still going to be going out of your comfort zone a little.
You’re going to be in a new place, with new people, doing new things - in fact, almost everything about travel is a new experience the first time you visit a destination. It’s a character-building experience that can often change your opinions on a wide range of things (from trivially small musings, through to life-changing epiphanies)
This leads us quite nicely on to the next reason…
Try to Put Things Into Perspective
“When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen
One of the most interesting quirks about travelling is that you automatically learn more about your own country by being in another one. Noticing the small differences in day to day life at your destination can often times lead you to think about how things are done back home. This travel tip is sure to make you appreciate home more than ever!
Regardless of what it is, whenever you see the same thing done in several different ways, you start to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each.
For example, you might think the traffic is bad in your local city, but when you’ve tried driving through the streets of Delhi or Bangkok, you’ll almost certainly be a lot more relaxed the next time you’re stuck in traffic at home.
“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” Oscar Wilde
Perhaps the biggest travel tip for your mind, body, soul, and general wellbeing that travel provides is the memories that you inevitably create along the way. Regardless of where you are, what you’re doing, or how you’re feeling, you’ll always have the beautiful memories of the experiences and places you have visited, and the people that you shared them with or met along the way.
You’ll have stories to share with others, and you’ll have moments you can think back to and savour over and over again for the rest of your life.
To paraphrase Benjamin Disraeli…
"You’ll see more than you remember, and you’ll remember more than you see."