Travelling always offers a wonderful opportunity to step out and experience new faces and places, and even risk trying odd transportation, that is what makes it the perfect way to get out of your comfort zone.
If you truly wish to explore colourful lands and getting to know strange peculiar cultures, you need to step out of your secure shelter and live the adventure to the maximum.
A secure shelter doesn’t always refers to your country but rather doings things you know and done before, for example if you normally rent a hotel, for your next vacation try renting a small apartment and invite locals to teach you how to cook the most exotic dish; if you usually stay in a resort, try at least going out to meet new people; both ways will allow you to share and enjoy a great cultural experience.
Travelling always opens doors to discover new skills, be open to learn and grow as an individual. This will boost your self confidence, sometimes you never know what you can do until you try it.
When landing in your desired location, try getting around without a guide, speak their language and even bargain down souvenir prices. As you conquer your fears about visiting new cultures your confidence begins to rise.
As Shannon L. Alder so aptly put it, “Life always begins with one step outside of our comfort zone” staying in a bubble has always a way of holding your back and keeping you stagnant.
When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?