6 Reasons to get out and travel


That is me in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris, France.

Mariem Boussaha, Staff writer

At a young age, I am fortunate to have learned the value of traveling. I’ve realized that it’s important because it makes a person less ignorant of what’s going on around the world.

Traveling has become a part of me and the memories I have made will always be with me, and I know my family and I will never forget our trips to Germany, The Netherlands, Algeria and France.

So here are my “Six Reasons Why You Should Get Out and Travel”:

1. So you don’t have to judge a book by its cover

Instead of researching a place and looking at pictures, go out and actually experience the culture, food, and everything else it has to offer.

2. To enjoy life!

So many people are stuck in a rut: work, eat, sleep, repeat. Get out and experience the world with friends and family. Do something fun by going on vacation.

3. To spoil yourself

Go out and save your money and spend a week some place nice! Why don’t you reward yourself for all of the hard work you did the past year?

4. So you can appreciate what you have

Seeing a different culture gives you an eye-opener on how other people live their lives, making you appreciate what you have.

5. To spend time with your family

Don’t let the holidays be the only time everyone gets together. Take a week to get away with the people you love and have a true family bonding.

6. To help others in need

There’s  so many people who need help and you can go out and help by going on a mission trip. A lot of people don’t realize the impact they make when they help someone else. It’s important to go out and see for yourself.

*I’m so blessed and thankful for all the opportunities I’ve gotten to get out and travel with my family and I hope that my readers can find the time to do it too!