Graduation season is upon us! Writing from Canada, I could see limo after limo dropping graduates off to march. This is the season where pride is all around us and the joy of accomplishment is everywhere. This means that the pressure is on the parents and loved ones of the graduates. ‘Tis the season for graduation gifts!
I can cite thousands of articles featuring the benefits of travelling. People travel for different reasons; for school, or work, or leisure, or soul-searching even. Nonetheless, it is a habit that transcends generations. Without further ado, we present the TOP 10 REASONS TO GIVE THE GIFT OF TRAVEL TO YOUR GRADUATE.
TOP 10 REASONS TO GIVE THE GIFT OF TRAVEL TO YOUR GRADUATE
1. THEY DESERVE IT!
After years of studying and stress eating, they deserve a break. They have a whole new journey coming at them at 100 miles per hour and they deserve to step out of the track to refresh and rejuvenate.
2. YOU DESERVE IT!
You deserve as much pride as your graduate for being their support system while in school. Parents and loved ones sacrifice more than their children could ever know. You deserve a break from the money, time, effort, and most of all, patience that you’ve given over the years.
3. IT WILL GIVE THEM PERSPECTIVE
A key benefit of traveling is seeing for yourself the vastness, beauty and enormity of the world. Travelling will give them a better perspective of where they fall in the greater scheme of things. They will see that we are called to be stewards of our environment, cultures and people.
4. IT WILL GIVE THEM A SENSE OF DIRECTION
Being under constant pressure and stress in school can bring a lot of confusion and animosity about the student’s future. This is a crucial time to reflect and redirect their energy in knowing who they are and what they really want to achieve in life. Travel will give them that moment to take a breath and get to know themselves better.
5. IT IS AN IMPORTANT BONDING TIME
A family trip can change the dynamics at home so dramatically. We spend most of our days at school or at work and barely any time at home together. Travel brings people together. Whether it’s through extraordinary experiences or challenging moments at the airport, travel brings out a different side of family bonding.
6. IT IS A CRUCIAL ALONE TIME
Some solo travellers were ‘born’ right after graduation. If your graduate is more independent and very open to meeting new people, then a solo travel trip would be a great gift for graduation. Solo travel allows them to surprise themselves every once in a while. It unleashes confidence and potential in all aspects of their lives.
7. TRAVEL ALLOWS THEM TO LIVE IN THE MOMENT
It is no surprise that our graduates worry about their future. From the pressures of their parents, the media, their peers and even, their dreams, they tend to be worry-some and anxious of what’s ahead. Travel will give them an opportunity to live in the moment. When they launch out into a bungee and fly through the woods in a zip-line, they’ll realize that they need to be present first before looking forward.
8. IT TEACHES THEM TO GO WITH THE FLOW
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a perfect, smooth, planned trip to be memorable. The best and unforgettable memories mostly come from unexpected moments and spontaneous experiences. Travel will teach them to simply go with the flow. To take a bad situation, like an awfully rainy day, and make the most the most out of it by going outside and getting soaked.
9. IT WILL HELP THEM APPRECIATE EXPERIENCES OVER MATERIAL THINGS
This one’s pretty obvious, most of the Millennials already have this in the bag. And Gen Z is catching up really quickly as they grow up. Travel experiences create lasting impressions and lifelong connections that material things will never be able to provide.
10. THEY WILL FIND THE STRENGTH OF DIVERSITY
The beauty about seeing the world is getting to know how we are all so different yet, alike in so many ways. Travel will show them that our uniqueness and diversity is the core of our society. It will create a sense of empowerment in them where they can feel that their gifts and talents can make a big difference in the world.
There you have it! The TOP 10 REASONS TO GIVE THE GIFT OF TRAVEL TO YOUR GRADUATE.
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