Why Traveling Makes You Awesome

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Masood Salman

Founder & Owner of: Masoodsalmaan

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging, Fashion & Style, Food & Drink, Photography, Travel and Writing Writer


People always ask how travel has changed me. If I look back at who I was before I began traveling and compare that to who I am now, I would have to say that travel has made me a better and more well-rounded person. I’m way cooler now than I was at 25.

Simply put, I’m a lot more awesome now than I used to be.

In fact, I think travel makes everybody a more awesome person. We end our travels way better off than when we started. I’m not saying this to be conceited or egotistical; I’m saying it because I believe that travel is something that makes you not only a better human being but a way cooler one too. The kind of person people gravitate toward and want to be around.

How and why does travel make you more awesome? Let me count the ways:

More social – It’s sink or swim on the road. You either get better at making friends or you end up alone, crying each night into a pillow. You learn to make friends out of strangers and get more comfortable talking to new people. When I first started traveling, I was kind of an introvert and uncomfortable talking to those I didn’t know. Now, I’ll happily talk to strangers like we’ve been best friends for years.

Better at conversation – Travel not only makes you comfortable talking to strangers, it makes you better at it too. After talking to people all the time, the same questions get boring. You start to even bore yourself. After a while, you don’t care about where people are from, where they are going, how long they’ve been traveling, and yada yada yada. Those kinds of questions don’t actually tell you anything about the person. You’ll get better at small talk and how to ask interesting questions — the ones that matter and tell you more about the person.

More confident – You’ve traveled the world. Hiked Mt. Everest. Wined and dined that beautiful French girl in Paris, navigated unknown cities, and . In short, you did awesome things. How can you not be more confident? How can you not be sure about your abilities? After accomplishing so much, you’re going to feel a lot more confident in your ability to achieve anything you set your mind to.

ore adaptable – You’ve dealt with missed flights, slow buses, wrong turns, delays, bad street food, and much, much more. After a while, you learn how to adapt your plans to changing situations. You don’t get mad, you don’t get angry; you just alter what you are doing and move on. Life throws you curve balls and you hit them out of the park. Why? Because you’re awesome like that.

More adventurous – When you become confident in your ability to do anything, you do anything. Last week in Austin, Texas, despite not liking spicy food, I ate the world’s hottest pepper and some pure capsicum extract. Why? Because I wanted to. What’s the purpose of life if not to break out of your comfort zone? My mouth was on fire for ages, but I’d do it again.

More easy-going – All those mistakes? They did something else for you, too. They made you more easy-going and relaxed. Why? Because you’ve dealt with all those errors and you don’t care. , because if travel taught you anything, it’s that it all works out in the end and that there’s no need to stress.

Sexier – Stress causes aging. Those carefree, relaxing days on the road are going to make you more confident and radiant, and you’ll age slower. You’ll look young and sexy.

Smarter – Unless you sit at a resort drowning your brain in frozen drinks, travel will teach you about the world. You’ll learn about people, history, and culture, and arcane facts about places some people could only dream about. In short, you’ll have a better understanding about how it works and how people behave. That’s something that can’t be learned from books; you can only pick it up with on-the-road experience.

Less materialistic – On the road, you learn just how little stuff you actually need. You’ll realize that all that crap they sell at the mall is pretty useless in leading a truly happy life. Coming home, you’ll find yourself a minimalist simply because you realize what you need to live and what you don’t. As they say, the more you own, the more it owns you.

Happier – Travel simply teaches you how to be happy. You’ll become more relaxed, more confident, and see the world as a brighter place. How can you not be happy about life after all of that?

Think about all the famous, successful people in the world. How many of these qualities do those people exhibit? A lot. Why? Because being outgoing, funny, social, happy, confident, and smart are all qualities that make people more successful in everyday life.

Travel makes people better people. When you learn more about the world and the people in it, push your boundaries, and try new things, you become a more open, outgoing, and awesome person. All the people I’ve known who have traveled are better people because of it.

With all the ways a trip can make you more of an awesome person, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be planning your next adventure now — whether it’s around the world or just a short, two-week vacation to Mexico.

You can sit at home, wishing you were somewhere exotic, having fun, and doing something cool.

Or you can listen to Kid President, stop being boring, and do something awesome!


Article Credits:  Masood Salman

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

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26 Comments
  1. Evangelina07 3 years ago

    I agree. I am not sure if it makes me awesome but it makes me a more well rounded and educated person.
    I have been to 74 countries and traveling gives me a different perspective on things, it widens the horizon and gives me endless subjects to talk or dream about. I never get tired of it.

    I am now writing my travel photography blog, to share it with others. http://www.miles-away.blog

  2. i agree to this to the point that i explain each of the benefits of travelling to my 5 year old son…we try to travel to a different place/country every other year…thanks for sharing

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  4. Because we want new things so that the reason

  5. xxxperimentzzz 3 years ago

    great post ! super motivating to people who want to travel- this is enough reason for personal development !

  6. Iriz Chan 3 years ago

    Felt like you’re in front of me, telling all of these with hand gestures. 😀 . I am truly convinced. Cheers to more journey!

  7. Marc and Ann 3 years ago

    Very wise indeed! It is true and this is why I travel with my 4 kids despite the headaches that come with it! Thank you

  8. Duncan's Dividends 3 years ago

    I find that some of my least stressful times are traveling and for someone who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks that says a lot. Best places I’ve been so far are Costa Rica where I backpacked for two weeks for $1500 total including flights and Australia because let’s face it it’s just an amazing country. Great two min read

  9. thisisyouth 3 years ago

    Great post! I firmly agree! Travel opens our eyes to so much that we would never encounter back home. Facing those situations forces us to grow in very beneficial ways.

    I love sharing my travel stories on my blog at thisisyouth.org :$m) I hope you will check it out ?

  10. Dacian 3 years ago

    Beautifully said and so true! I have also noticed that even if you don’t travel much, when you are away from the ”norm” you feel that it’s actually much more fun than anything. Exciting and new each time. Wonderful! Thanks for a great post.

  11. maxymilano 3 years ago

    Great post, traveling makes people become great story teller…

  12. Danny Hong 3 years ago

    This is actually gold. Identify with all of these points. Should we be friends or something?

  13. alexanderkingweb 3 years ago

    so true I only travel to other country once and it was totally a great experience and the post you posted did happen to me even until now

  14. Kaatvee 3 years ago

    I totally agree with this. Good read!??

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  17. path of a nomad 3 years ago

    Loved the honesty! A reminder of why I chose my nomadic life…Thank you ?

  18. kritika029 3 years ago

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  19. Monergyguy 3 years ago

    You are so right: travel really expands you in every way. Cheers!

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  21. 1girlonejourney 3 years ago

    Amazing post. Very well expressed.

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  22. myownbeauty2017 3 years ago

    This is so motivating and makes me want to expand my abilities to explore places I have never been before and other countries and cultures to experience. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  23. myownbeauty2017 3 years ago

    Reblogged this on MY OWN BEAUTY 2017 and commented:
    “This is so motivating and makes me want to expand my abilities to explore places I have never been before and other countries and cultures to experience. Thanks so much for the inspiration. “

  24. Beyoutiful 3 years ago

    Very true! Great post 🙂

  25. Mrs J 3 years ago

    Awesome post ??????

  26. Bhavya Pal 3 years ago

    Great post. Traveling does widen our horizon and we learn so much about various places and different cultures.
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