The why of travel

What is your intention behind your travel

The years we are living through are truly fascinating ones. While the circumstances we are living through are truly unique ones, such as the pandemic, which no generation alive today has experienced, a lot of what we represent is borrowed from the past. However, one aspect that is definitely unlike anything any generation from the past has experienced is the onset of the Internet, and the god-like access to information that it has granted us. Awareness and consciousness are embedded into our brains from the second we are born, and yet we are unable to delve deep into ourselves and why we make the decisions that we make. So with everything there is to know at the tips of your fingers, how do you experience inherently human feelings that generations without such access have?

One of the inherently human things that falls under what I have mentioned above is travel. Travel is one of the oldest activities that human beings have participated in, and as time has gone by, travel has become a form of self-expression, an extension of your personality, and a form of catharsis. How do we upgrade this? How do we turn this experience into one that is more rewarding and introspective? The answer is transformational travel.

What is Transformational Travel?

At its truest core, transformational travel is experiential travel. On the surface, it may project the image of wanting to live like a local who belongs to every place one travels to, under the guise of being ‘authentic’, but it is so much more than that.

Transformational travel is delving deep into your own psyche in a way that is also possible in your daily life, to understand why you want to travel in the first place. What are your intentions? You will understand why you do what you do, as well as harbour a deeper understanding of yourself through your travel. It does not matter where you travel to – it is focusing on the “what” rather than the “where”.

This philosophy invokes similar sentiments to the quote “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”

Why Transformational Travel

A major benefit of transformational travel is that it provides you with a change of pace, a chance to create a home outside of your home. Once you are out of the comforting confines of the place where you spend most of your days, you tend to understand your needs, desires, challenges and weaknesses on a different level.

Transformational travel is at its core, something that will help you delve into introspection. With every overwhelmingly simple or beautiful thing that surrounds you, you will look into yourself to appreciate what you see and feel, which will keep you more in touch with your likes and dislikes, your ability to appreciate, and in turn, who you are as a person.

At the end of the day, any journey you take is a sign that you know you are in need of change. It is a sign that you are willing to take the first step towards looking inwards to understand your past, navigate through your present, and change the path of your future for the better.