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Travel is My Therapy

Exploring the World, Finding Myself: Why Travel is My Therapy

Oh, the joys of travel, a balm for the weary heart and a salve for the restless soul. For in distant lands, we find our true selves and become whole. 

I had hit rock bottom, buried under the weight of work, relationships, and the monotony of everyday life. I felt stuck in my own head, unable to break free. That’s when it hit me – I needed to travel. Exploring the world wasn’t just an escape from my problems. It was a form of therapy that would help me find myself again. With a bit of trepidation and a whole lot of excitement, I set out on my journey to discover the healing powers of travel.

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Vicky Thakur

Hey, I’m Vicky, welcome to my little corner of and I guess this is the place where I tell you about how I’m fixated on investigating the world, meeting astonishing individuals, and getting as lost as conceivable with my camera.

It all started with a small step, a weekend trip to a nearby city. I was desperate to escape the stress and monotony of my everyday life. As I walked the unfamiliar streets, I felt a sense of freedom wash over me. The unfamiliar sights and sounds were a welcome distraction from my worries, and I found myself feeling more relaxed than I had in months.

Why Travel is My Therapy
Travel is My Therapy

That weekend getaway sparked something inside of me. I yearned for more adventures and more experiences that would take me out of my comfort zone. So, I started taking longer trips, immersing myself in different cultures and exploring new places.

As I traveled, I learned that there was so much more to the world than I had ever imagined. I met people from all walks of life and discovered new foods, customs, and traditions. Each trip pushed me to be more open-minded, more patient, and more adaptable.

Over the course of my travels, I discovered that there was no “right” way to experience a new culture. Sometimes, it was as simple as striking up a conversation with a local vendor or taking a stroll through a quiet park. Other times, it meant pushing myself out of my comfort zone and trying something completely new.

One of the highlights of my trips has always been stumbling upon hidden gems – tucked-away restaurants, secluded beaches, and breathtaking views that weren’t on any tourist maps. These moments were like little gifts, and I savored each one as if it were the last.

One of the things that made my travels so meaningful was my commitment to immersing myself in the local culture. I sought out hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path experiences, and each time I did, I was rewarded with unforgettable memories.

As I reflect on my travels, I realize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to travel. What works for me might not work for someone else. But I do have some tips and suggestions that might be helpful for others looking to embark on their own travel journey:

  • Do your research: Before you go, learn as much as you can about the destination you’ll be visiting. Look up local customs, transportation options, and must-see attractions.
  • Embrace the unexpected: Sometimes, the best experiences happen when things don’t go according to plan. Be open to changing your itinerary, trying new things, and going with the flow.
  • Connect with locals: Whether it’s through a language exchange program or a food tour, connecting with locals can give you a deeper understanding of the destination you’re visiting.
  • Be mindful: Travel can be overwhelming, but taking a moment to pause and appreciate the beauty around you can help you stay present and mindful.
  • Pack light: Trust me, you don’t need as much stuff as you think you do. Stick to the essentials and pack items that can serve multiple purposes.

It wasn’t always easy. I encountered my fair share of challenges – lost luggage, missed flights, and language barriers. I still remember the day I decided to book my first solo trip. I was overwhelmed with anxiety, unsure if I was ready for the adventure ahead. But as I took my first steps on foreign soil, I felt a rush of excitement and freedom.

But through these struggles, I learned the value of resilience and perseverance. And in the end, the memories and experiences I gained were worth every moment of discomfort.

Through my travels, I’ve come to realize that the beauty of exploring new places lies not just in the destinations themselves but in the journey. Every experience, good or bad, has taught me valuable lessons and shaped who I am today.

So to anyone who’s hesitant to take that first step, I say go for it. Embrace the challenges, push past your comfort zone, and discover the world and yourself in the process.
As the world-famous author Paulo Coelho once said, “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” And I couldn’t agree more. So take that leap of faith, and you’ll be rewarded with memories and experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.

But I also know that no matter where I go, I’ll always find a piece of myself along the way. 

I will always realize that there is beauty to be found in every corner of the world, from bustling cities to the quiet countryside.


As the saying goes, “The rhythm of my heart beats to the sound of adventure. Travel is my therapy, and my passport is my prescription.”


Vicky Thakur

Travel Blogger

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