While the thought of traveling to a foreign country does sound enticing, where not only would you get to experience cultures completely different from yours, but also have a good new number of travel tales that you may be excited to unveil at your next social gathering. Even though there is a lot of novelty and “freshness” to travelling to a completely unknown place, there are a lot of perks in travelling in your own country, while deriving just as much (or even more) value from it, when compared to its foreighn counterpart in terms of its topography.
An added bonus of travelling locally, is that you will be supporting local businesses and helping to promote sustainable tourism in your own country.Travel doesn’t have to mean a trip overseas when there is always somewhere new to discover in our own city. Give yourself the chance to truly open your eyes to see your close surroundings in a new light, and start experiencing the joys of travel all year round.
Oh, and do ask yourself the golden question – “How much of my own country have i really seen?”.
Travelling in your home country comes with a plethora of benefits including, saving on travel costs, learning more about your home’s heritage and much more. Here are reasons to explore the country in which you live:
- Building knowledge about your country
We should all strive to understand the place we call home. Travelling provides us with the opportunity to better understand our country. Staying confined to your own city or town only allows you to experience one piece of the puzzle. Broadening your horizons, to include the other parts of your country, allows you to see the bigger picture and grow your understanding of the country in which you live.
- Take Advantage of the Conveniences
As opposed to a trip to another country, travelling in your own country can pose fewer challenges. For example, you won’t have to worry about the currency, will likely know the language and will be more aware of cultural norms and changes than you would be if you were travelling overseas, something that doesn’t come as easy, and is sometimes extremely cumbersome while travelling abroad.
- Travel for Less
Staying within your own country, instead of travelling abroad, can help ensure your pockets remain empty; regardless of how shallow or deep they are. . Travelling in your own country can remove the need for expensive airfare and vaccinations that would be required going into other countries. To add, it is extremely easy to gain insight on domestic places due to the availability of direct or indirect references, that may just possess robust and dynamic approaches to experience them!
- Make Friends Closer to Home
One of the pleasures of travelling is meeting new people along the way; however, the more distance there is between you, the harder it can be to stay in contact. Travelling within your country allows you to meet people in your own backyard and hopefully build relationships you can continue for years to come. After all, why wouldn’t you want to invite someone who helped shape your experience in their homeland?
To conclude, If you look close enough, you may just realize that your own country has a lot to offer than you had probably imagined. As a traveler, its crucial to explore as much as you can in your surroundings before venturing further, as it builds on your experience to extract more purpose and insights once you consistently enlarge your travel itinerary.
At Mandeha, we keep asserting that every traveler must be clear with what they currently know, before they delve into the unknown to learn more. This, being the foundation for our Travel Tangible Tool and our Travel consultancy service has made us, as a unit realize that, taking pride in where we come from is an essential precondition for appreciating what’s out there.