10 Ways Travel Will Change Your Life For The Better

Many of these points are valid for solos too

Thought Catalog


Travel is transformational. It changes who you are to your very core. Out there on the road, without any baggage, you encounter life in a way that’s not always possible when you are working all the time. I know I’m biased since I write about travel but my experience meeting others has shown me that travel changes you for the better. It brings out the best version of you possible. Here are ten ways travel will better your life and why you should start planning your next trip away:

You become more social

It’s sink or swim on the road. You either get better at making friends or you end up alone. You learn to make friends out of strangers and get more comfortable approaching new people. You get better at the small talk. When I first started traveling, I was an introvert and uncomfortable talking to strangers. Now, I…

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Going solo in Melbourne Australia

Australia has to be one of the number one destinations in the world for the solo traveller and Melbourne is one of the most exciting cities for sure! You could spend weeks exploring the city and beyond.

There are several reasons why you should go to Melbourne, Australia. Because of its enchanting scenery, good foods, and amazing places and many many more. From Federation Square to river foreshores, from historical attractions to city laneways and observation decks.


You can’t experience and absorb Melbourne, Australia by a few clicks on you camera, you have take yourself personally to fully enjoy beauty and wonder.

The Yarra River

The Yarra foreshore is picturesque and a great place for walks from Federation Square. Across Princess Bridge is the Southbank arts and entertainment precinct.

It is recommended to take a tour through Yarra Cruises or Willamston Ferry. Taking River Cruise is a wonderful and ambient experience with vivid views of Melbourne Skyline, city foreshore, urban parklands, sports arenas and Melbourne Docks.


Melbourne City Attractions

One of the most Melbourne’s popular tourist destination is the  Melbourne Observation Deck, which will provide a great view of Melbourne Port Phillip Bay, and on a good day all the way to the Dandenongs and surrounding areas.

Over the Yarra River, there is the love Melbourne Aquarium, Australia’s only Southern Ocean aquarium. Its state-of-the-art aquarium has over 1000 various types of sea creatures, including giant sharks and stingrays, is well worth a visit.

If you want to unwind or to tranquil or to smell fresh flowers, try visiting Royal Botanic Garden Melbourne — you will find a wide variety of plants and the chance to relax from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Historical Attractions

If you are into history or if you just want to know Melbourne better, you can find wide range of museums out in the city. Throughout the city there are many heritage buildings as well as stunning new constructions along its wide tree-lined avenues and in its intimate lanes.

You would like to visit the ‘Gold Treasury,’ ‘Melbourne City Museum,’ ‘The Immigration Museum,’ and ‘The Old Melbourne Goal to have a better understanding of city’s pasts and historical events.

This is only a short list of long tourist destination of Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne is one of the places in Australia you shouldn’t miss visiting.