Researchers have recently discovered that new genes in the central nervous system turn themselves on when an organism is placed (or places itself) in a new situation. These genes code for new proteins. These proteins are the building blocks for new structures in the brain. This means that a lot of you is still nascent, in the most physical of senses, and will not be called forth by stasis. You have to say something, go somewhere and do things to get turned on. And, if not, you remain incomplete, and life is too hard for anyone incomplete. (Dr Jordan B Peterson – 12 Rules For Life)
Although this statement is not directly related to traveling, I’m deeply convinced that traveling to new places is a great stimuli for your mind and brain. You explore new people, new locations, new cultures. When you explore boldly, when you voluntarily confront the unknown, you gather information and build your renewed self out of that information.
Take your time, travel to new places, see the world. Grow bigger and better, become a better version of yourself.