When he is not busy with his work as a structural engineer in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Pankaj Saharia likes to travel and experience new cultures as often as possible. “I love international travel. I have visited many countries in Europe,” he says. There are many benefits to traveling, not all of which may be immediately apparent to those who don’t do it very often. The following are some of the most important.
Experiencing Other Ways of Life
If you never travel outside of the little bubble you have created for yourself, you restrict your understanding of the different cultures and customs that others are accustomed to. Traveling offers you the chance to connect with people who can teach you a lot about life, allowing you to become a well-rounded person in the process.
Dealing With Stress
Regardless of how much passion you have for your work, there will be times when stress becomes an issue. Everybody needs to take a break every once in a while, and traveling is often the best way to do this. Going somewhere new allows you to escape the shackles of your current environment, resulting in your mind focusing on something other than work and personal issues that may cause stress.
Different cultures mean a wide range of delicacies to sample. Your travels can expose you to foods you may never have experienced before, many of which you can take home with you to enjoy later on.
Pankaj Saharia is a structural engineer in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts who travels as often as possible.