Travel is becoming more spontaneous, with travel searches that include the terms “today” or “tonight” increasing 150% over the last two years. It is now so easy to grab a flight and hotel using mobile apps. However, does this mean we are being less cautious? When taking constant short trips, it can be easy to neglect personal safety. This is a bad idea, since a safe trip is what underpins an epic and life-changing adventure. If you view travel as a means towards spiritual and personal growth, then staying safe will lower anxiety and open you up to profound experiences.
The Mental Health Benefits of Travel Insurance
Protecting yourself and your valuables when traveling is more than a smart financial move. The feeling of knowing that you are safe on vacation is like a huge weight off your shoulders. This leaves you unafraid and therefore free to have a spiritual encounter. If you pick up an illness, get injured, or lose your phone, it is generally okay as long as you are covered by insurance. Traveling without insurance is like hitting a road that is paved with eggshells. A few bucks invested up front, puts you in a state of mind conducive to a spiritual adventure.
Protecting Your Valuables
Travelers traditionally need very little to be happy. Those journeying for spiritual reasons need nothing more than the clothes on their back and a passport. In the modern world, however, things are a little different. A laptop may be your only source of income; a phone your only means of finding your way or calling for help in an emergency; a single plastic credit card your only way to buy food.
Losing any of these items won’t just mean losing their monetary value, but could ruin an entire trip. Keep essential products like this to a minimum and be hyper aware of them at all times. Use your accommodation’s safe or locker. When in public, keep these important items hidden and stay vigilant at all times.
Peace of mind is a luxury that should not be taken for granted. It is the foundation of spiritual experience. Traveling can cause anxiety for many, but taking time to ensure your valuables and yourself are safe from loss or injury makes all the difference. This will open you up to a world of real epic adventures, that leave a lasting and meaningful impression on your life.