Traveling For Success: Why You Need The Mental Break

I can recall the very first trip I took with my family. It was a simple road trip to Detroit for a family reunion, but I can remember the distinct feeling of excitement. The preparation was as if it was a sacred ritual.

Shopping for last minute items, planning and packing your favorite outfits, creating a music playlist, then picking your seat in the car. The long road ahead never seemed long. I was always kept entertained by either the music on my iPod, the snacks my mother packed, or from watching my siblings fight over the last CapriSun. There was never a dull moment.

However, little did I know that would only be the beginning of my love affair with travel.

What does travel do for you?
At some point, traveling became a breath of fresh air for me. It was like placing a bookmark in a novel then picking up another to learn something I hadn’t even though about discovering before. That’s the thing about traveling. You think you’ve planned out a trip to the T and you know all about what you’re about to encounter, only to discover the complete opposite of what you’ve read or watched on TV. It’s truly eye-opening. A bit scary at first, but it immediately teaches you a lot about yourself.

You know, sometimes you just have to put yourself in new