I'm sure that you will develop a new set of skills that you didn't suspect you had within you.
Being more understanding and tolerant about a culture different than ours is part of being smarter, but I consider it as a benefits of traveling in itself.
There is a quote by Saint Augustine, which goes “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page”.
You could think of it this way: if you read what's in the news or watch the news on TV and don't question it, you're missing on a ton of information.
I bet that you will change your mind and realize that everything is not so bad abroad.
I have no doubt that you're quite the conversationalist.The least you can do is travel to the next region and try something new.Despite the fact that the world has never been as well connected as today, there are still places that are little known to the average tourist.Trust me: travel more and your doctor will be happy. Your parents are trying to make you live the life they want?Be sure to get in touch with your physician, they might recommend some medication to accompany you in your travels, especially if you're heading to regions of the globe with potentially dangerous diseases. We tend to be so caught up in our daily lives that sometimes by simply sticking around we may cause more harm than good. How long do you think you can handle this pressure before you burst and everything falls apart?Who do you think people want to listen to: the guy who spent his vacations at home doing some gardening and reading the newspaper, or the one who spent a week in Cuba, driving an old American car, swimming with dolphins and tasting deliciously spicy food? Speaking of food, I bet you're one hell of a chef and your home meals are delicious.But there is no such thing as trying a typical local dish from another country.Get used to picking up new words in a different language every time you travel and you will see improvements in your brain capacities, as Dan Roitman wrote in the Huffington Post.If only this, start getting familiar with travel jargon.Everyone keeps saying how important it is to travel. The benefits of traveling are not just a one-time thing: traveling changes you physically and psychologically. From cutting down on stress, to lowering your chances of developing a heart disease, the health benefits of traveling are huge. If you have a full-time job and a family, you can still travel on the weekends or holidays, even with a baby. And I'm sure that once you get started, you'll find some more yourself!