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3 Travel Experts Share How Going Abroad Changed Their World View

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Traveling can change your life for the better if you give it the chance! Some of our favorite travelers share why seeing more of the world changed how they now view it.

Jovita: Traveling has made me a more humble person. I realized that the material things I deem as important simply aren’t. Before traveling, I was a very close-minded person. It has opened my eyes up to so much beauty and life lessons.

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Danai: It’s just like the Confucius quote, “No matter where you go, there you are.” Traveling isn’t a means of running away or escaping or being hedonistic as it is often portrayed, but rather a means to reflect on oneself and recalibrate. Every time I travel I mean more about myself, the things I love, the things I’m learning now to make peace with, and especially the ways in which I want to grow. It’s by stepping out and away from what is familiar that all that *is* familiar in my life is put into perspective — what is important and what is not, and it’s the coolest gift of all.

Tosin: Traveling has taught me the importance of enjoying every single second of this life we live. Whenever I visit a new country, I find myself wanting to slow down time. It’s simply impossible to do that, so I make myself present. I will myself to soak in each accent, taste, smile, and experience. I enjoy life.

 

 

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