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Why You Should Travel to All Seven Continents

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | October 26, 2016

Why You Should Travel to All Seven Continents

PHOTO: Build character with a trip around the world. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock) 

For some, traveling to all seven continents is a dream reserved for the bucket list, but there are many different reasons traveling to every corner of the world is good for the soul. 

“Traveling opens up your world in ways you could never imagine. It transforms you - helping you grow personally and professionally as you face people and situations that you’ve never been exposed to before, making you more adaptable with each adventure you take,” writes Stephanie Huston for the Huffington Post

Huston points to a variety of reasons that traveling the globe is beneficial, among them is priceless adventure. 

“There are countless adventures to be had across the world! They are all achievable if you put your mind to it, and they will be the ridiculous, breathtaking, hilarious, and priceless memories that you carry throughout your entire life,” she writes. 

Huston also notes that you will build mental strength. 

“Traveling across the world from Asia to Australia to Antarctica will help your mind grow as it gets faced with challenges and opportunities along the way. Whether it’s learning patience in India, kindness in Nepal, or respect in Cairo - there won’t be a trip that you don’t learn a lesson on,” she says. 

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You will also face important, character-building challenges. 

“Travel is the only thing in life you can buy that makes you richer, and the challenges and accomplishments that come along with those experiences will enhance your everyday life,” she says. 

For more ways in which travel to all seven continents will enrich your life, read on here

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