Heather Rome, formerly of DAI, is an avid traveler who likes to explore other countries, regions, and cultures. During her career she has had the opportunity to travel to as many as four continents. If you also caught the travel bug, you might be pleased to know that traveling offers far more interesting benefits than you may think.
It might be a cliché, but traveling often gives you a new perspective, and sometimes even a new purpose. As you travel, you are exposed to new stimuli; you also often meet new people and experience different cultures in a way that would be impossible to fully experience through studying or reading. By being physically there, you open yourself to new possibilities, and that’s often only the beginning.
You Gain Appreciation for Yourself
When you are away from home, you often come to appreciate its attributes and surroundings more than you did before. When you visit a new place you may also gain a greater appreciation for your personal strengths, choices and decisions.
You Realize How Little You Knew
Lexical knowledge is a great thing, but while you are traveling, you use all five of your senses and often realize how little you actually know about a region. Through new experiences, the world can be a very different place compared to the picture that’s in your mind.
Heather Rome, formerly of DAI, enjoys traveling for a variety of reasons, including relaxation, but also for personal edification and a broadening of horizons.