Travel is such a life-changing and transformative experience and it’s worth every penny you spend on it. However, travel also has its downsides that teach you the hard lessons. Even though the downsides are less mentioned than the fun things, they are there and experienced individually by travelers. Even though you have prepared your trip to be mind-blowing and full of positive experiences, the reality is not always like that.
Hard lessons you learn from travel
Travel expose to to the real world where you get to experience many things you probably have never imagined before. That is why travel can be mind-blowing and life changing experience. The most important thing is not to focus on the bad experience but the lessons we can learn from it, such as:
Not everyone is nice
During a trip, especially abroad, you will not always good and friendly people. Sometimes, you meet rude people who don’t know how to be respectful. Or, some people you encounter with just don’t like to give you the time of their day. Also, not all fellow travelers you meet on the road are welcoming. Hence, don’t focus on them but focus more on the people who can bring out the best in you.
Travel can cost alot
Travel is fun and all but it can be pretty costly. Don’t believe people who say you can travel around the world without a single penny to spend. Sometimes, you are willing to sacrifice other important things in your life just to be able to fund your trip. Make sure to prepare your financial security if you think travel is your long-life passion.
Travel can be boring too
Even with all the excitement built up prior to the trip, it can be pretty boring sometimes in the middle of it. It is not always full of fun and games. Especially when you are alone, there might be times when you feel so bored out of your mind. There are also times when you have to wait for long. It is something inevitable sometimes. Be prepared with something to come up with to deal with that boring moments.
You are tougher than you thought
Many travelers were unsure for the trip they are going to have especially when it is first time experience. However, it is a lesson many travelers got that they are actually tougher than they thought. They are also more resilient and resourceful during the trip. They are smarter than they thought when dealing with some emotional stress during the trip. It is when you discover yourself better when travel.
Some places are different in reality
You might have expected and imagined your destinations to be full of wonder. You see from the pictures online or from the magazines of how beautiful the places are. However, there are times when you see different things in reality. Your destinations can be a dud sometimes. Don’t get bummed and make the most of the trip. Focus on things that lift up your happiness.