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5 Reasons Why I Invest In Travel Not Things – Vanitytours.com

5 Reasons Why I Invest In Travel Not Things

Life’s too short, and the only “things” that will stay with me forever are all the adventures and sweet memories.

vanitytours.comF my mom’s English was good enough and she read this post, she would probably not talk to me for a long time. My mother-in-law lovingly called us “traveling fools.” And I get it. I am sure their generation in general grew up on different values. House, car, furniture, jewelry and savings were all of paramount importance and a natural way of showing your status in life, your progression, your achievements. Don’t get me wrong, all of this is still important (and I wish more people could afford all the material pleasures of this life without sacrifices and budget planning). However, my generation is starting to progressively shift towards a different mindset – where experiences matter more than things. The priorities are shifting from collecting things to collecting experiences.

Nano Betts

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Neighborhood Shinto Shrine in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo

Acharuli Khachapuri, specialty of Georgia

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Acharuli Khachapuri, specialty of Georgia.

Acharuli Khachapuri, specialty of Georgia

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Acharuli Khachapuri, specialty of Georgia.

EXPERIENCE NEW CULTURES

Whether it was a luau night in Hawaii, climbing The Great Wall of China, overnight in a Buddhist temple in Japan, diving in St. Kitts, sumo tournament in Tokyo, or dune-bashing in Dubai – the possibilities of immersing into local culture at your new destination are endless

Sakura Festival in Atami, Japan

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Sakura Festival in Atami, Japan

BROADEN MY PERSPECTIVE
As Mr. Twain once rightly pointed out, travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Two-year diplomatic assignment in Haiti opened my mind on a totally different level.
Village in Haiti

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Village in Haiti

Source: 5 Reasons Why I Invest In Travel, Not Things | HuffPost

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