I believe that an undervalued benefit of travel is developing a better relationship with yourself. In the process of visiting other places, and exploring, you are also getting closer to yourself.
Maybe that should be the primary goal. You are your constant companion. Even with others, finding time to explore a bit on your own is fruitful.
It’s important to be comfortable in your own company and to know yourself. Traveling gives you a chance to do that, and to understand who you are and what you want. It helps to gain perspective and to be more mindful in all aspects of life.