Human beings have been travelling since time immemorial for different purposes. Some do it for work, some for rejuvenation while for some it is a passion. Whatever the reason be, we all agree it brings a remarkable shift in our perspective towards our situations, circumstances and our way of living. SheThePeople.TV reached out to some women travellers to know what it means to them.
Opens up your mind
Shubhreet Kaur, a former business journalist and news anchor believes that there is so much more to travelling than just seeing new places. "It can really open up the way your mind thinks. I feel my travels have impacted my views on life, relationships, parenting, etc. There are so many things I learned and observed in other countries and cultures that I have incorporated in my life because it made sense to me," According to Shubhreet, travelling also boosts your inner confidence and helps you discover things that you didn’t know you were capable of doing.
Exposes you to the diversity that the world has to offer
Travelling has a very deep meaning for Himani Mishra, Founder of Brand Radiator who admits that travelling teaches you that this world is an amalgamation of differences in many aspects, "and yet all of us come together to form a hue that makes humanity a brighter horizon," she adds.
There are so many things I learned and observed in other countries and cultures that I have incorporated in my life because it made sense to me. - Shubhreet Kaur
Makes you humble
Pune based author and former travel writer Tanushree Podder says that she finds travel to be very exhilarating because it gives her a feeling of freedom. "For that particular duration, you are so caught in the things that you see, that you can actually forget everything that needs your attention back home. You are exposed to so many things which make you realise how huge and diverse the world is." It is the magnitude of it, she says, that humbles us.
Exploring what lies beyond is fascinating
68-year-old Sudha Mahalingam has traveled to 65 countries and has 6 passports. Fascinatingly, she plans to take many more trips in the future. For her, travel means new sights, new insights, new experiences and a widening of her horizons. Nothing opens your mind like travel – getting to know firsthand about people and cultures. "I have always been fascinated by what lies beyond; our field of vision, our frontier, our physical and spatial limits. Anything strange and new held out wonders which I wanted to explore," she says.
Bengaluru based Yamuna Krishna finds traveling therapeutic. She believes in the healing powers of visiting new places. "I believe that a change in space both physical and mental heals you in a beautiful way. I personally travel to not just explore new cities and strange streets but to explore myself as a human and I’ve always returned with one new learning about myself. Meeting new people and experiencing an array of things is an added bonus. In a nutshell, I travel to keep my soul happy", she quips.
I have always been fascinated by what lies beyond; our field of vision, our frontier, our physical and spatial limits. Anything strange and new held out wonders which I wanted to explore. - Sudha Mahalingam