Traveling expands the mind – unraveling the secrets of Latin America

Written by Henry Young. Posted in Travel

 

As any other person living on Earth, there are 99.9% chances you really like taking trips and traveling. But traveling is much more that taking stunning photos and refilling your energy while watching the sunset or sunrise on the top of the mountain. There are plenty of things that this activity does to your brain. This year, it is mandatory that you select one of the many Latin America destinations and enroll in one of the IBMT tours available in this region. You will definitely not regret it!

Traveling boosts creativity

There are many studies that show the great benefits travel comes with and one of them is related to creativity. It is scientifically proven that those who travel a lot are much more creative and imaginative in the long run, especially if they reside in a specific region for a longer period. The reason is quite simple – you are obliged to do as the locals do, which means that you have to think in various ways and bounce around between various ideas. Experts refer to this concept as “cognitive flexibility”, which is directly related to one’s creativity. Getting involved in all sorts of activities while traveling and eating local food may help you a lot in increasing your creativity and inspiration.

Happier, more fearful and better problem-solver – this is how you change after you travel

Besides the fact that traveling expands the mind and gives your creativity a boost, there are other great benefits that come with this “sport”, as many people refer to it. Visiting different countries or even different regions of your own country makes you happier and eager to try new things. You tend to feel fearless when traveling, because you want to make the most of it and take advantage of every unique opportunity that reveals in front of you. Eating weird meals, touching real snakes or trying bungee-jumping for the first time do not seem so impossible and scary after all.

Make Latin America your next holiday destination

Among all places in the world, Latin America is definitely a stunning region that must be included in everyone’s visit list at least once in a lifetime. This region is steeped in history and would make a perfect destination for every history aficionado, not to mention about the unparalleled elegance, beauty and charm that will immediately make one fall in love with this place. It is the perfect destination for those who are looking for mesmerizing landscapes that helps them relax and refill their energy, but at the same time it also pleases those adventurous types of people who always love to wander off the beaten path. The climate is mostly tropical, although it may vary from one region to another. The Amazon River, which is also the longest in the world, is only one of the main tourist attractions.

Peru – the place that takes you thousands of years back in history

Also known as the land of the ancient Inca, Peru is definitely one of people’s top choices when it comes to Latin America holiday destinations and it can be quite clear why – you get an insight on how the Inca civilization was like thousands of years ago. The world’s most famous place and one of the Seven Wonders as well, Machu Picchu awaits for its travelers to come and let themselves be mesmerized by the stunning beauty of this place. However, there are other interesting and quieter places to visit in Peru and some very good examples are Kuelap, also known as the “Machu Picchu of the North”, the adobe city of Chan Chan, and Chavin de Huantar. The Amazon abounds the country, thus making it even more beautiful. Cuzco is also a must-see city in Peru, as it is the oldest continuously inhabited city that exists in America.

Colombia – the place where you feel you are alive

Colombia is another must-visit country, as it is the place where you can actually feel alive. There are countless clubs and pubs that are open from early afternoon until late in the night, where you can exercise your salsa steps and have the time of your life. In the morning, coffee brings you back to life again from your very first sip. Colombia is worldly-renowned for its coffee beans, so having a cup of coffee in this country is something you must do while you are here. Besides all these, you must know that Colombia became famous for one more thing – Pablo Escobar. If you visit Medellin, you have the chance to open the door to Escobar’s home and see what it was like to live like him.

Costa Rica – the place to experience the “Pura Vida” effect

“Pura Vida” is a common saying in Costa Rica and it is actually the expression that best describes this country – life is good. It is one of the happiest countries in the world, as it is army-free. The extremely good food here is one of the things that will make you return again as soon as possible. The incredible beaches, breathtaking landscapes, countless adventure activities and the rich biodiversity are the elements that make Costa Rica one of the places that will definitely make you love Latin America.