Experience the benefits of travel

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There is no better way to change your outlook on life than by travelling. There’s something about getting out there and seeing the world that really puts things into perspective. However, there are plenty of things you can do to simulate the beneficial effectsthat travelling offers. Why not try adopting some of these subtle life changes to see how much better you feel about the world around you?

Spend your money on experiences, not possessions

The most rewarding aspect of travelling is the experience itself, not the goodies you bring back home with you. Instead of buying the latest technology, why not save your money for a weekend away, or a day trip into town to wander around the gardens, galleries and museums? You’d be surprised at how much these types of mini adventures help you to feel more connected to the world around you.

Do something you’ve never done before

Another great benefit of travelling is being able to reconnect with your inner self without the people you know giving you their opinion on how you should live your life. Being by yourself in a strange place can awaken the inner you, so try moving out of your comfort zone more often, and open yourself to new opportunities. It can be as easy as trying a yoga class or catching a train to the end of the line. More adventure will create a spark inside you that will quickly have you feeling invigorated.

Expose yourself to more diversity

It almost goes without saying, that when you travel, you quite literally experience another world. We are lucky that Australia is one of the most culture-rich and multiculturallydiverse nations in the world. Why not take advantage of the different ethnicities, beliefs and ways of life in your immediate area? Such as shopping at your local Asian supermarket or fresh produce market, or trying the international foods at the weekend farmers’ market. Don’t be afraid to ask the vendors questions, such as the correct pronunciation of words or with what they would eat the food you’re buying. This way, you can open yourself to new experiences right in your own backyard.

Learn about the culture around you

Most capital cities in Australia will have its own Chinatown, Greek precinct, French quarter, Spanish strips or similar areas that feature specific foreign cultures. Look out for the immigration museums or foreign historical societies. Learning about the cultures around you will not only offer new perspective, but will also exercise your brain as well as your body. It may also have you looking at things in new ways, which can help you better adapt to change and embrace life as it happens. After all, living in the present is, indeed, the ultimate gift.

Life is beautiful – and you don’t need to cross the globe to see its beauty.

Do you have any suggestions for activities that simulate the benefits of travel? Why not share them?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca is a voracious reader who loves words. You'll often find him spending time in galleries, writing, designing, painting, drawing, or photographing and documenting street art. He has a publishing and graphic design background and loves movies and music, but then, who doesn’t?



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