If you’ve always dreamed of a soul-searching voyage across the globe, you might feel compelled to kickstart those plans as soon as lock-down ends.
Whether you’re planning on going for just a few weeks, or contemplating a long journey, your travels should take you not just to new places, but out of your comfort zone too.
To give you some inspiration here are three ideas that will help you do just that, no matter where you go.
Learn a New Language
Depending on where you’re going and how long for, some travel excursions will make learning a new language a necessity.
But there are plenty of places in the world where English speakers can get around with practically no trouble, even if it’s not the local language. If that’s the case where you’re going, then why bother?
For a start, learning a new language is a deeply enriching experience that not only opens the world to you, but gives you an incredible sense of achievement from mastering that new skill.
Additional languages also look great on a CV – not only does it open up job opportunities, but statistically those who are multilingual tend to earn more money.
Learning as you travel is the best way to attain full fluency, but there are ways to get a head start. With so many options online when it comes to learning a language from home, here are just a few tips to get you started
Try Traditional Learning
If you’re planning a nomadic escape, traditional qualifications are probably the last thing on your mind.
But travelling isn’t just about discovering the world – it’s also about discovering yourself.
And so is education. Traditional qualifications enable us to pursue our calling when it comes to choosing a career, but it also enables us to realize our full potential, and truly understand what we’re capable of.
If you’re torn between the desire to travel or to study, but don’t want to be tied down, ARU Distance Learning allows you to learn in a flexible way that fits around your plans.
Returning from your travels not only with new experiences, but new qualifications too will really prove to you what incredible things you can achieve when you set your mind to it and push the limits.
Say yes to everything
If you’re someone who likes to plan their trips in detail before they travel, you might prefer to stick to a strict itinerary rather than venture out.
But if you’re going to break the boundaries of your comfort zone, you’ll need to open yourself up to experiences you might never have considered.
If you can be the kind of traveler that says “Yes!” to everything that comes your way, you’ll find yourself making new friends, learning new hobbies and feeling braver than ever before.
Here are just a few weird and wonderful experiences you might encounter if you say “Yes!” to everything.
These are our tips for escaping your comfort zone when you travel. Share yours with us in the comments below.