There is nothing better than having a trip to look forward to! Something about the built up excitement and the stories you come back with that can just fuel your soul.
A few ways that traveling can impact your social life for the better:
1. Traveling can make you more social
When you go somewhere new you can either make new friends and join the locals or you could go out on your own. No one wants to be alone. So embrace yourself into the local culture. Ask around for where the locals like to eat and shop. Experience the cities as if you lived there. Then you can come back with awesome, once in a lifetime, stories. That end up making awesome stories to tell when networking and make you the envy of events you attend!
2. You begin to value experiences over things
The world we live in nowadays is more and more about materials items. When getting out to see the world you learn the value in experiences and the memories we make. They really are priceless!
3. You get good at reading people
If you have ever traveled somewhere where you don’t speak the language or heck even when you just don’t get what they are saying, you get really good at reading people. Being able to read people plays really nice when networking and it shows that you are open to new experiences and meeting new people that may not be from your area.
4. Live in the moment
When you see something for the first time and you have that moment of awe, those couple of minutes where you are just blown away from what you are seeing and experiencing, it makes you stop and soak in every moment. You don’t know when you will be back to see it again, so embrace it and capture it in your mind to share with others later.
5. Gets you out of your comfort zone
Traveling can take you out of your “familiar”. It is always good to shake things up, get out of your box and interact with new people, in a new surroundings making you a well-rounded personable and professional person.
All this translates to networking!