I have read about the positive effects of travel and even written about them myself. Full-time travel has definitely changed all of us in certain ways. For Makai, the changes or developments really, have been the most noticeable. He doesn’t suffer from anxiety or struggle to make new friends. He is accepting of all kinds of people and loves to try new foods. I have no doubt that traveling, meeting different people, and the constant exposure to new cultures has helped him build confidence, not fear as much as I did when I was a kid.
We just wrapped up six months in Canada visiting family. While we were home the changes in all of us became glaringly evident. Specifically, changes in behavior brought about by the unique perspective we’ve all gained traveling. Certain things that were once quite important to us didn’t seem to matter as much. Here are eight things, I am a bit surprised and quite happy to say, we just don’t don’t care about anymore because of our experiences traveling.