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  • Fiona Hamilton


We've all heard the famous quote, "travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." But what does it mean? Sure, you could argue that stocks, good property, and other investments make you richer, but they don't offer the experiences that travel does. Travel has the ability to enrich your life in ways that material items cannot.


The memories you make while traveling are the ones you’ll hold onto for the rest of your life. You’ll never forget that first taste of gelato while looking at the Trevi Fountain or seeing the sunrise over the temples of Angkor Wat. Those are the memories that you cannot replicate, no matter who much money you spend.


Traveling allows you to meet and connect with likeminded people from all over the world. When you travel, you'll realize that you have at least one thing in common with everyone around you, and that is your curiosity and desire to explore. This is why so many of the best friends that people have are people they met while traveling.


When you step out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in someone else's culture, you instantly become richer. As you broaden your horizons and learn more about the world around you, you'll discover new ways of thinking and living that may lead you to new opportunities. Enriching experiences like these are simply priceless.


It's easy to lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We are always doing things for other people and hardly take time for ourselves. Whether you travel in a group or solo, putting yourself in a new environment allows you to reconnect with yourself. When you're traveling, you have the time to reevaluate what's important to you and relax and reset.


The best way to learn is by doing. You might never know how you react under pressure until your connecting flight is canceled or your hotel loses your reservation. You might never perfect the Italian rolling r's until you take a trip to Italy and practice with a local. One of the many benefits of traveling is learning through experiences.

The enriching aspects of traveling don't come from how much money you spend. They come from the experiences and priceless moments you have. It's in this way travel truly does make you richer.

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