“Travel far enough, you meet yourself”- Cloud Atlas
Traveling isn’t just about seeing new places, experiencing delicious new foods and meeting new people, it can be a great opportunity to learn about yourself. In fact, it is suggested that traveling can teach you more than a classroom or a job! Challenges arise and we are often pushed out of our comfort zone when we are far from home. Leaving familiarity is often when we find out what we are really made of and Whistler all about pushing boundaries! Here are 5 life lessons learned from traveling to Whistler!
There is always this chase for the next thing or moment that is supposed to determine your happiness. What we really should focus on is being happy right now with where we are and what we have. The nature of travel makes you enjoy the process and find joy in the little things, whether it be getting to see a spectacular waterfall, conquering a fear or simply finding your way on your own.
Try New Things
There are so many things to do in Whistler! Bobsledding, a more challenging ski run, world class cuisine- there are enough “first times” here to keep you busy for the rest of your life. It’s exhilarating and eye opening when you leave your comfort zone and experience something you never have before. Just remember, each time you embark into unfamiliar territory, it gets easier, so just take that first step!
You Choose Your Own Destiny
Oh destiny, the very reason many of us feel we have ended up in the path we are in and accepted our supposed limitations. You see, there is something very special that happens when you stand on top of a mountain- you realize that the possibilities are infinite.
Eat. Sleep. Work. Repeat- Does this look familiar to you? So many of us get caught up in the daily grind and it is often lost how important it is to just get outside. Traveling to Whistler will undoubtedly remind you of the joy that the outdoors can bring and the need to connect with nature. The world is so worth experiencing through your own eyes.
In today’s society, the ability to juggle multiple tasks is perceived as a highly desired attribute but what about being able to have a quiet mind? With the constant stimulation, we forget how important it is to be here, in the now. Traveling reminds of the need to be present, in fact, it demands us to present since it is nearly impossible to think about the future when you are navigating the unknown.
Traveling is more than just visiting a new place, it is an opportunity to grow and Whistler is the perfect place to do just that. We’d love to know what travel has taught you; Be sure to tell us about your own travel life lessons and if you are looking to get out and see the world, book a trip to Whistler!