“Travel is more than seeing the sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” -Miriam Beard
Are you a traveler? Do you like going to different places and see the world with your backpack? Indeed, visiting different countries give you a certain sense of happiness that you cannot achieve if you just stay in one place. When you go travel the world, you just don’t see the sights, you also experience the culture and tradition one place has to offer. You will realize how you really feel about foreign people. You will observe on how you respond In completely different situation. Traveling is about learning. You discover the world, yourself, and life in general. The lessons are never ending no matter where your feet lead you. The benefits of backpacking are not just a one-time thing, traveling changes you into a better person. Traveling helps you learn more about yourself. You might run into challenging situations wherein you need to be resourceful and think quickly. It makes you a smarter human being.
Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did do.” Wandering abroad is likely to have a tremendous impact on your well-being. For some people, traveling is a cure for depression and anxiety. The opportunity to see the world and make a difference is such a good invitation.
Why do you travel? What’s your mission? How do you see yourself in a crowd of diverse people? Being more understanding and tolerant about a culture different from yours is part of the journey. However, have you ever thought about getting a deeper sense of fulfillment in your journey? When you travel, you take something away from the places you visit. It could be a tangible thing like a fridge magnet from a small souvenir shop, or an intangible thing like the whole experience itself. Such a delight to know that when you come home from a backpacking journey, you are never the same person again. You find yourself reflecting to a life with purpose. How’s that if you take it to a deeper drive?
Maybe on your next trip abroad, you can consider doing some volunteer works like registering to a health mission. If you are traveling to a developing country and would like to make a difference by giving something back to the people in exchange of experience, a medical mission can be a good option. Yes, you travel because you want to relax from work, you just want a vacation, why do some health missions then? Backpackers are known to be curious individuals with beautiful hearts. Imagine bringing your journey to a greater purpose, like doing humanitarian acts. It’s not going to be laborious, because you will meet a lot of people who will help you. That’s the good thing about traveling, you will be seeing different individuals who might play a significant role in your journey. You can also have reliable intelligent healthcare technologies that will provide scalable digital solutions for health concerns if you do not have any medical background.
Whether you are just starting or an experienced traveler, you know that each place you travel is different from the other. And as you continue to explore the world, you open your eyes to the needs of the society. Consider yourself incredibly lucky. In some parts of the world, it is possible to live with next to nothing. You’d wonder how you could extend help especially to the poorest of the poor, who could not even afford to visit a doctor or go to a healthcare center that would cater to their health concerns.
The solution? Be a MediPacker. You can be part of an awesome community of backpackers that spread intelligent healthcare around the globe especially to developing countries. Your good heart and explorative nature will be geared up to the next level by being equipped with knowledge and tools to give medical assistance to people in need around the world. Plus, you get to meet other backpackers as well who share the same mission and that is to make a difference on your travels.