Why You Should Travel While You Are Young

Travel is one of the most uplifting experiences you can enjoy in life. Sure, it’s not always an affordable endeavor, but going out there in the world often proves to be more fulfilling than buying material things.

Travel is essentially a form education, except that it doesn’t happen within the 4 walls of a classroom. If you want to widen the scope of your understanding of the world, one of the best ways to do this is to immerse yourself in foreign environments.

Realizing this at a young age is truly eye-opening. Here are the reasons why:

1. You’ll get to know more about your own country

Young people often begin their wanderlust life by exploring their country of origin. It is often a great place to start, considering how disparate communities can be even in very small countries. When you travel to other places in your own country, you’ll become exposed to other people’s way of life—the issues they face on a daily basis and how they deal with these issues in their own way.

2. You’ll see what life is like in other countries

As you begin to explore other countries, you’ll also begin to see what people are like in those places. Every destination is an opportunity for you to learn about the nice things found in those places that you can also bring home to your own country. This can be ideas, values, and many other things.

3. You’ll be able to distinguish between luxuries and necessities

This is especially true after you’ve been to poorer communities. If, before, you think that you need new clothes, modern gadgets, and lots of money to be able to live a great life, you’ll begin to understand that, at the most basic level, you actually only need a few things to make you happy. Friendship, companionship, and experiences take the center stage instead.

4. You’ll realize that it’s not all about you

When you go to other places, you will learn that much of what you thought were the most important things in the world are actually trivial matters for other people. For example, people living hundreds or thousands of kilometers away from your hometown are likely not to care about the battles being waged by your city’s politicians. It’s a humbling experience to know that there are places out there whose worlds revolve around other matters, and certainly not around the ones going on inside your home, on your street, in your city, or even in your country.

5. You’ll learn about yourself more

Finally, you might think that you already know yourself very well, but the truth of the matter is that there is still so much to learn about you! And you won’t really experience this unless you get to go out of your comfort zone and realize what you are capable of. Going out there to experience new things is one of the best ways you can get to know yourself better.

Being a traveler is a way of life that can really make a positive impact on you as a person. We hope that we were able to inspire you to take to the road, book a cheap hotel in the Philippines for a start, and begin meeting new friends who also love to travel!

Osprey Out and About: The Roadtrip Adventure

*Osprey Out and About, first leg of many Osprey Adventures, is an outdoor experience exposing it’s participants to various activities and environments. This initiative seeks to inspire the adventurous to go further by enabling them to explore and try new experiences with Osprey. From nature tripping to cultural immersions, short hikes to breathe taking sights, giving back to the environment to trying local delicacies, Osprey Out and About is all about adventure backpacking! Held last November 4-5, Osprey invited friends from the media and select travel bloggers for the Osprey Out and About at Balanga, Bataan which entailed two days of trying out new things, and putting Osprey packs to the test.

Osprey Bataan Adventure

Our first stop was Balanga City Wetland and Nature Park which is considered as one of the country’s birdwatching havens. It serves as feeding grounds for migratory and endemic bird species. Because of its thick mangrove forest, wetlands, grasslands and mudflats, it became a natural food basket to at least 35 species and 15 families of birds, making it one of the most populated bird sites in the Philippines. Continue reading

Fun-filled Weekend at Caliraya Spring’s Mountain Lake Resort | Laguna

I woke up earlier than usual to meet my friends at the terminal. From there, we will take the bus bound to Sta.Cruz, Laguna and I almost didn’t make it. haha! This time, the group’s destination is Caliraya Spring’s Mountain Lake Resort. Check rates or book here.

1 Caliraya Mountain Spring Clubhouse

When we arrived, the staff welcomed and assisted us inside the clubhouse. We settled down first, had some snack that they prepared and proceeded to the pond for our first activity, feeding the ducks. Yes! You read it right, we can’t keep our giggles seeing how they run and bumped with each other just to get fed. Cute was the only word I can think of to describe how they run together while swaying their tails. Besides, how often do you experience feeding a group of duck in your lifetime? Continue reading