As a birthday or holiday season approaches, there is always one question on all of our minds: what do I get this person? Even if it’s your sibling or spouse (someone you should know inside and out), getting the perfect gift can be difficult. However, as we get older, sometimes we don’t all want material gifts because, for the most part, we have everything that we already need. That’s where experiences come into play. Traveling is an unforgettable experience that can be one of the best gifts you can give a person. So whether you book a commercial flight or step onto a be 400 air craft, here are some reasons as to why travel is one of the best gifts there is.
What is something you can use at every time of the day, at any location? A memory! Yes, it sounds cliche, but making memories is a vital and important part of life. Whether you’re climbing the Greek Parthenon or exploring the exotic sights of Costa Rica, memories keep us connected to life and the reason we live in the first place. Also, trips are excellent times to celebrate new memories such as a honeymoon or promotion. Make even more memories by taking as many pictures as you can. Whether using a professional camera or just your phone, every moment spent outside is worth capturing.
Stories and Experiences
Another reason why travel is an amazing gift is because of the stories that will inevitably come along with it. It can be as small as something that happens in the airport or winning big in a Las Vegas casino, you are bound to come back from your trip with some new stories to tell. In social environments, telling and sharing stories has been one of the main ways to communicate with other people; however, a story about sitting behind your desk probably isn’t as titillating as you might think. Additionally, here is the perfect 48 hour trip while in Santa Barbara, California.
New People and Places
And lastly, the gift of travel can yield some immeasurable treasures: new people and favorite places. There are seven billion people on the planet, each one more interesting than the next. But how are you supposed to meet them by staying in your hometown and never traveling? A trip to Spain, for example, could end with meeting a new lifelong friend and a favorite restaurant that you will long to come back for. The reasons as to why travel is an amazing gift are near endless.