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Travel means…

something different to every person in the world. People may have similar reasons for traveling, but they are always just a little different than the next traveler. To us, travel is about freedom. It’s about being able to do anything anytime of the day, any day of the week. We wanted the freedom that we felt we couldn’t get working in an office. But we wondered what motivates other people to get up, quit their jobs, and travel the world.Perhaps unsurprisingly, here at World Travel we all firmly believe taking some time out to explore the world is one of the greatest things you could ever do. You’ll learn about new cultures, experience adventures that you’ll tell your grandkids about and your general confidence will rocket.Once you’ve decided to take a gap year everything else will begin to fall into place. If you have no money you’ll begin to save, if you have no idea where to go you’ll begin to research, but before you can do any of that you have to make the fundamental decision to take a gap year.


Challenging yourself


You might feel like you’re stuck in a rut in your daily life. Or you’re yearning for something exciting and different. You’re craving new experiences and new challenges. Travel is the ideal place to test yourself. It pushes people to their limits and gets them outside their comfort zone.

You’ll discover how resourceful you are when you’re exposed to new places, people and experiences. Maybe it’s finding your way around a busy city. Or ordering a meal when you don’t speak the language. Or zip-lining.

You’ll feel pride when you finish your trip successfully. Overcoming challenges will bring you joy and energy for future tests. You’ll realize how capable you are and build your confidence.



Learning is a strong reason why people love to travel.  They want to experience something unfamiliar and leave with new skills or knowledge.

Seeing the world is more educational than a high school or college class. This condensed crash course in discovering how the rest of the world lives actually will cover subjects like history, geography and sociology. Every destination has something unique to teach visitors, and immersing themselves in a completely different world is the best learning experience.

People may travel to learn something specific: a new language, a new cuisine, aspects of a different culture, or a deeper appreciation of faith or spirituality. As a bonus, they’ll take away more than their specific goal. They’ll discover totally different ways of doing things. They’ll also gain awareness of new customs, cultures, people and places.

And because you’re actually experiencing this learning in real life, not reading it in a textbook, it will stay with you for a long time. You’ll gain a deep sense of satisfaction with the new skills you’ve learned – and new insights you’ve gained.

We are never guaranteed old age, so enjoy life’s experiences now!


A lot of young people put off traveling because they want to be responsible, work hard, get married, have kids, and build up a life. However, it’s a mistake to put off traveling in exchange for the belief that you can do it when you retire and have more time. While you certainly plan to continue to travel after you retire, you also realize that you are not guaranteed old age. If something happens and you don’t live to see your forties, fifties, or sixties, you will have a dosen of regrets. The right moment is now,not tomorrow.not even today. You have to experience the world to the best of your ability by taking every opportunity presented to you to see all of this gorgeous planet that you can. Traveling will make you the person that you are, and you will be so grateful that you have plenty of years left with this version to continue the adventure.

Traveling gives you empathy for global suffering


When you travel, you learn how much you truly have that you take for granted. Many people live in poverty that is unfathomable to those who have never walked their streets and heard their stories. Watching the wars and famines on the news takes on a whole new meaning when you have a personal connection with the people there. You lose the callousness and egotistic attitude that can sometimes develop when you can’t relate to that region of the world. And, it compels you to help others and give back.