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5 reasons to take that long-awaited holiday

It goes without saying: travel has many benefits. Not only will you experience places and cultures you’ve only dreamed about, but you’re building a myriad of memories that will last a lifetime.  If you’re still wondering whether to momentarily drop your responsibilities and get away from it all, these five reasons may be enough to book your next adventure.

1. Me, myself and I

Travel gives you a much-needed opportunity to really get back to who you are and potentially rediscover parts of yourself that have been lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life back home.  And it doesn’t have to involve 5-star hotels, expensive meals and stylish surrounds. Looking up at an endless canopy of stars from a campsite or taking a refreshing dip in a natural waterfall after an arvo hike can bring about happiness you wouldn’t have otherwise thought possible.

If the simplicities of nature are where you find your biggest inspirations, there are many ways to keep money stress to a minimum by planning a cheaper road trip and exploring the natural wonders Australia has to offer.

2. Meet like-minded souls

Travellers share a love of adventure and exploration; that’s why when we travel, we tend to wind up connecting with like-minded souls. What better way to feed your own travel bug and inspire leaps of faith than those who are on their own journey?

3. Open your mind

We’re lucky enough to live in a diverse world, with innumerable landscapes, cultures, and climates worth a visit.

Travelling to foreign shores on a driving holiday can give you a first-hand look at these different cultures. In fact, it’s the best way to experience new ways of living. You’ll meet people who may have different values and belief systems to yourself, taste foods you may not even have heard of, and see amazing locations, architecture and cultural artefacts to expand your own world.

4. Recharge your batteries

We all need time to relax and unwind, and taking a trip away gives our minds and our bodies a chance to release everyday stressors.

It’s about saying yes to doing things that we enjoy, slowing down and taking care of ourselves. Some time out can help you feel refreshed and ready to take on the world again. After all, we can’t run at 110 per cent all the time and need to know when to take a breather.

To be your best, you need to feel your best. Taking a trip away, whether that’s driving on your own self-adventure or road-tripping with your best mates, allows you to recharge your batteries on your own time.

5. Discover the unexpected 

Perhaps one of the most unexpected elements of diving head-first into your dream road trip is discovering a new path or purpose. You may encounter someone on the road who puts you on a whole different trajectory that you never saw coming. These unexpected treasures of travel are truly one of the most fulfilling reasons to go exploring. So, what are you waiting for?

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