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7 Reasons Why You Should Travel At Least Once A Year

Just in case you need a little push to satisfy your wanderlust.
02:10 PM June 01, 2017

Planning on going on a trip to an interesting, far-off destination but haven’t been able to make it happen? You shouldn’t settle for “someday” plans, “maybe-next-time’s” or falling into the cliché of being “drowing.” Travelling is an experience you can and should be able to enjoy sooner rather than later.

Whether with family, friends, your significant other, or all by yourself, travelling can make for a genuinely rewarding experience. The best part is that it’s very doable, and actually good for you, to boot.

It’s high time to get moving and commit to your #travelgoals. Make it a personal aim to travel to a new place at least once a year.

Let us make the case for you:

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1. Travelling is the break you need.

If you’ve been steadily working yourself amid the daily grind and are already tired of the same routine, then—trust us on this—travel will give you the break you need, nay, deserve. Time to reap the fruits of your labor, ditch the dismal office environment (for now), and say hello to new and exciting horizons.

2. Travelling will expose you to new cultures.

Want to explore the scenic beauty of Palawan? Wondering what street food is like in Japan? Curious about how it feels to go on a Parisian getaway? Always longed to experience New York life at night? It can be greatly fulfilling to immerse yourself in other cultures—their cuisine, their art, their architecture, even their daily life. It can truly make you marvel at how vast the world is and realize how important respect is in spite of differences. Hopefully, it will help you embrace differences.

3. Travelling is a way to make new friends.

Travelling is a great way to meet new people, whether locals of your destination or fellow travellers. Friendships bound by experience are surely interesting connections. Travelling welcomes some fascinating characters into your life, and it will be a whole new experience just getting to know them. Coming out of the trip having built new relationships and having learned something from all kinds of people is a pretty good bonus, don’t you think?

4. Travelling helps broaden your perspective.

Whether you’re travelling for the purpose of experiencing the world, or going on a soul-searching mission, one thing is certain—travelling will help you understand more. By constantly exposing you to new and different things, you will inevitably learn more about others and yourself. You will be more aware, more curious, and be able to see things through a wider lens.

5. Travelling builds up your street smarts.

You will probably get lost at one point in a place where the street signs are in a language you can’t read, or get lost in translation trying to navigate around by asking locals, but you’ll be able to look back at the experience and somehow appreciate it. There’s no substitute for physically being in a certain place and getting the feel of it. In a way you’re also training your brain to be more alert and receptive. Sure, it’ll come up as a funny anecdote every so often in conversations, but you’ll know the truth—that time you got lost actually helped you in the long run.

 6. The journey is always a valuable experience.

There’s this old adage that keeps being thrown around nowadays—that you actually get more by spending on experiences rather than material things. We’re not here to tell you it’s true, but… a new gadget versus wonderful new experiences and all of the above? Hmm.

7. It’s doable and easy.

Thanks to a lot of travel promos and discounts, you can now jet off to your desired destinations without costing an arm and a leg. One more reason to go on that trip now—The Great BDO Travel Sale. You can enjoy low fares and great travel deals, be it for international and local airline tickets, complete tour packages, cruise options, visa application and processing assistance and other travel related services. You can certainly find what you need (and want!) there at one place.

With all the travel opportunities available for you, the only thing that’s keeping you from that vacation of a lifetime is your resolve.

So, hurry! Mark your calendars and satisfy your wanderlust at The Great BDO Travel Sale!

Manila: June 2 – 4, 2017 at SM Aura Premier’s SMX
Cebu: June 16 – 18, 2017 at SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium
Davao: June 23 – 25, 2017 at SM Lanang Premier Atrium

For more details, click here.

INQUIRER.net/Pauline Reyes/Megan Flores

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