It wasn't reaching the top that made it so precious. It was experiencing it, breathing it, even cursing it a little along the way. "I Grew my Boobs in China" by

"I Grew my Boobs in China" - Savannah Grace


Then it dawned on me that, even if it had been a clear day, this had been about more than just the view. It wasn't reaching the top that made it so precious. It was experiencing it, breathing it, even cursing it a little along the way. That journey helped me climb not only the physical stairs but the symbolic ones in my life. It was about setting a goal and accomplishing it, no matter what. I learned the boundaries of my own strengths and weaknesses, and how to move beyond them. (…) Trips like that increased my confidence in my abilities and in myself. "I Grew my Boobs in China" by

We all travel for the view. People travel to see the world, witness incredible things, and behold foreign sights. When someone speaks of traveling the world they always talk about what they want to see, without realizing that the value of travel is actually so much more.

Traveling changes a person, and once you've traveled, you'll realize it's about more than just the view. It’s about how your journey changes you as a person. It’s about the lessons you learn along the way, and discovering exactly what you’re capable of. Traveling makes you humble, modest, and kind. It teaches you perspective, and makes you appreciative of your life at home.

Traveling is about moving outside of your comfort zone, and growing as a person from the experiences you encounter while there (outside of your comfort zone). This quote embodies that fact, and hits home because traveling truly does allow you to push beyond what you previously thought were the boundaries of your own strengths and weaknesses. Traveling the world is one of the best ways to grow as a person, to discover yourself, and to grow in confidence and strength. Travel is about so much more than the view.


Megan is an Australian Journalist, and the founder and Senior Editor of Mapping Megan – an award-winning adventure travel blog bringing you the latest in adventure travel from all over the globe. With the main aim of inspiring others to embark on their own worldwide adventure, Megan and husband Mike believe travel has the potential to inspire change in people, and in turn inspire change in the world. They embraced travel as a lifestyle in 2007, and are dedicated to documenting their journey and observations through entertaining, candid articles and brilliant photography. Adrenalin junkies and incredibly active travellers, from mountain biking the most dangerous road in the world (Bolivia), to skydiving over the Swiss Alps and summiting Mt Kilimanjaro, there is no mountain too high, and no fete too extreme! They haven't been everywhere, but it's on their list.