THE BENEFITS OF SOLO TRAVELING (ITS CHANGES MY LIFE)


 Munich 24th June 2016 after 8 long years

I finally finished high school I feel

relieved I feel happy I feel scared

what's going to happen next which major

should I choose for studying what am I

actually passionate about these

questions start to fill my head and my

future feels uncertain for the first

time in my life I decide to take a year

off to find some answers to those

questions I decide to travel in the next

12 months I traveled to 11 different

countries all around the globe Southeast

Asia Australia Canada and Alaska I start

to meet new people experience different

cultures and explore unknown places

everything seems new to me and no day is

like the one before

I run I Drive I laugh I die I dance I

smile I learn and I fly

I feel free in a way that I never felt

before and a transformation is starting

to happen within myself with every

conversation and every challenge I get

to know myself a little bit better I buy

a camera and start to get into

photography I practice every single day

and that is super passionate about it

after one year my journey comes to an

end I don't feel the same think the same

or look the same as before I'm a

different person I see the world from a

new perspective and I feel excited about

the future I start to get more into

filmmaking do several internships and

land my first job wish I worked for one

and a half years I feel happy and I have

a sense of direction in my life I can

say that through traveling I found some

answers to the questions of the 18 years

old me and even years after returning I

still believe that those experiences

made me the person I am today

traveling changed my life and because of

that I want to show all of you guys out

there what it makes us special and what

you can learn from it

disclaimer this video is not about

business trips vacations or travel

influencers this is about the real kind

of traveling where you go on adventures

try out new things and immerse yourself

in new cultures alright let's get

started

while they're traveling you don't really

have any responsibilities besides

yourself I mean the only things which

you need to take care of our foods and a

place to sleep so that's not the

difficult right this means you don't

have any obligations and you don't have

any expectations from other people which

gives you kind of like a mental freedom

that you can rarely find in this modern

world and to be honest it makes you

really feel like a kid again

you don't worry about yesterday or

tomorrow and every day is a new

adventure

you are spontaneous about the things you

do and you really just do whatever you

feel like no matter if it's showering

under the highest waterfall in Indonesia

playing with cute little puppies or

kittens messing around with the local

kids dancing with a praying mantis or

pretending to be Superman

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you get curious again and you just start

to be excited about the little things in

life

I'd say traveling is like a firework of

emotions and there are just so many

different things that spark your

interest that it feels like time is

flying by just as it did in your

childhood

we all live in our own little bubbles no matter if you live in New York City in Munich or in a small Indonesian village every place in this world has its own set of rules and standards and values and beliefs a perception of what it means to live a good life there are specific guidelines like how you should eat dress or behaves and there's a specific mentality that you should follow to if you don't want to be an outsider traveling forces you to escape that bubble when I was in Southeast Asia I did a lot of hitchhiking and couchsurfing for all of you who don't know couchsurfing as an app that lets you connect with locals so you can sleep at their homes and you can travel together with them and yeah I did a lot of that it's not only a cheap way to travel but you also learn the most about the country you really experience new cultures instead of just reading about them in books or watching documentaries you eat their food see how they live learn about their work witness what they believe in and get an overall insight into their perspective on life yep this guy is really Fanning me and everybody was staring at me probably because I was the first guy to visit this town when you walk through the streets and you see people who have absolutely nothing but still they are so happy and they always have a smile on their faces then you really start to rethink your values like why do I always get so mad about those things and why can I never really have enough of anything yeah you just really see a change in your mindsets or at least I did okay let's hope it's going to stay now overall traveling widens your horizon and you start to see the world in its entirety instead of just

your small bubble the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page even though this quote sounds cheesy as hell it sums up the point I'm trying to make pretty well [Music] traveling gives you the perfect conditions to discover your true self you have to be minimalistic because you can only take a few things with you in your backpack and that teaches you what things you really need to have in your life another point is nobody knows you so nobody judges your character or your look and everybody just takes you as you come because they don't know what you've been like before I can speak from experience at that point because nobody seemed to care about my weird hair style and I think if I would have just stayed at home I wouldn't have even tried to grow my hair as long as that because I would have just been scared that people judge me for it so you can just really be yourself and you don't have to put on any filters to make yourself look good for other people because they just know you this way you meet new people all the time and you have deep conversations about topics that matter to you I feel like back at home 80% of the conversations are about superficial topics but while traveling everybody is on the same journey where they just want to discover new things about themselves and everybody wants to learn from each other another thing that comes with traveling is time you have a lot of time to think and make healthy decisions probably the most important point is that traveling forces you to get out of your comfort zone and you have to face a lot of challenges along the way which a lot of times isn't really fun I mean it sucks if you have a flat tire or if it starts to rain while you're on your motorbike but these are the situations where you learn the most about yourself you see how you react in those situations and you also reflect on yourself how you can improve to handle those situations better the next time so all of these extraordinary conditions that I just mentioned in combination with point one and two gives you a freedom of mind while pushing you to the edge and believe me this is the best environment to discover your true self with all these experiences you will build a strong set of values which you can live by you'll discover what's important to you what drives you which people you want to spend time with and what it takes for you to live a happy life [Music] today at the age of 22 I already traveled to 28 countries all around the world even though none of the other trips were really comparable to my trip after graduating obviously it's amazing to see all of these stunning landscapes and sometimes to grab a drink and to go partying but for me the coolest thing is to see yourself changing to see yourself evolving and I think every one of us should at least do it once in their life I know that due to the current situation with coronavirus right now is probably the worst time to travel and probably some of you guys already had to cancel your trips but don't be mad about it because in the upcoming years there will still be time for you to do it okay so I guess that's the end of the video I hope I could share my passion for traveling with some of you guys out there and motivate you to do the same let me know if you want me to make a video about some other aspects of traveling in the comments feel free to subscribe and turn on notifications if you don't want to miss out on any of the upcoming videos and yeah I hope you guys all have a great day see you soon bye [Music] you

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