Traveling helps you temporarily forget about your responsibilities and terse relationships and the problems you have yet to resolve. It is a way to insert something new and exciting into your life. Though there’s nothing wrong with that, we shouldn’t forget that traveling is, quite literally, a means of taking your necessities and running away — albeit temporarily—without much consideration for what’s waiting for you when you return… which is your life.
…f those things help you understand who you are, though they are all enlightening in their own ways. If traveling does fundamentally change you, it’s only because you’ve done some important self-work while you were there. But it’s work you can do anywhere, and very few people actually get around to it when there’s a new city to explore and world to get lost in.