1. Learn a new culture
Remembering that each trip to a new city, state, or country is always accompanied with a bit of culture shock will allow you to embrace those differences the second you get there. Traveling to learn about the customs, traditions, music, food, values, and beliefs of a foreign culture means that your whole trip will be exciting.
It’ll be enlightening and it’ll be eye-opening. And it’s great to witness first-hand that just because certain things are “all you’ve ever known” doesn’t mean that’s all there actually is.
There are so many different facets of the world worth acquainting yourself with. And making friends around the world will prove to you and your travel buddies that we’re really not all that different.