If you’re going to invest in anything in your life, it should be in yourself. In conjunction with yourself, you should invest in travel experiences. I can promise you that you will learn more about culture, problem-solving, and communication while traveling than you could in a book or online. I can also guarantee you will create all kinds of memories: good, bad, and indifferent. These are a collection of situations to learn from and can only help you grow. I believe that anyone who traveled and doesn’t have some growth story didn’t do it right. Travel has the ability to heal, transform, inspire, and act as an escape. It’s human nature to want to be elsewhere but there is something therapeutic in traveling. It is a time to reflect - whether it is on a personal situation or the difference in cultures. The fact is that no matter where one is in their life, a trip to a new place is always a good idea. I believe people travel not to run away but to search for something. Investing in traveling sounds expensive, but there are plans for all types of budgets. The best part is traveling sustainably saves you money ! Staycations have become more popular after the COVID pandemic and are helping people realize the beauty in their own home countries. Getting to know people from around the world can turn into long-lasting relationships. Traveling has encouraged me to learn a new language and become more open-minded. I started asking questions, pushing myself to speak to locals in their language and learn more about their culture. It seems like a vulnerable position but only as much as you let it. Having a sense of humor and humility will go a long way while abroad. I believe so long as you put in the effort to genuinely get to know people and understand their culture, you will make friends for life while traveling. I believe investing in travel will change your perspective on life. You will approach situations, speak, and live differently which few other activities will compare. Listen and read more This I believe essays here .