“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou
Travel should be a joyous experience. A journey in which one can captures the sense of wanderlust and you longing for more destination travel, cultural experiences, new foods to eat, and people to meet. You shouldn’t have to wait until your retirement years to begin traveling. Please read some benefits of travels and perhaps these will inspire you to book your travel locally or far away?
Finding a New Purpose
“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye
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Exposure to new ideas, people, culture, and lifestyles makes you further understand your home country. You just might gain an appreciation that you are sharing a small portion of this larger planet we live on with others who often are seeking out the same purposes in life; careers and education goals. If you feel stuck in a rut, consider going on a trip to gain that new sense of purpose and direction.
Appreciate Your Home Even More
I can attest to the fact that being away from after a week or two, that I appreciate it even more and this is often two if traveling to locales that might not have the same luxuries as my place. For instance, a trip to the Serengeti National Park in which we camped in a tent that ran with generator power for a few hours during the day and bathing rain shower offer by a 5 gallon bucket.
We may take for granted our abundance supply of fresh clean drinking water. There are parts of the world, such as South Africa, India, and Ethiopia in which people don’t have as much access to clean drinking water. Consider exploring water.org for opportunities to support ending the water crisis across the globe. It is through traveling to these areas that one is exposed to others plight and can appreciate what we do have. Sometimes this may one wish to support others to have a greater quality of life.
“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang
The more we travel, the more we realize that our home is so much more than the town, city, state and even country that we’ve grown up in; we realize that our home is the world, this planet, and we become more conscious of how we can harmoniously live and support one another.
Do You Really Know That Much About The World?
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
You can watch all the shows, read books and magazines; but these are just concepts until you experience travel yourself. The world is often much different once you have experienced it. I still hear the myths that traveling is just too expensive and dangerous. You may realize that you can save more traveling, especially on lifestyle expenses while traveling this great planet of ours. There are many ways to save on travel through booking sites such as Booking.com You have the whole world to see, experience, and learn. You can meet new people and experience new culture. Why not travel?
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Life is a Wonderful Gift
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
A cheesy thought as I finish this blog post, but nevertheless. Life is a wonderful gift and we need to experience the most of it and travel. You won’t have many regrets realizing that you have seen this wonderful planet of ours rather staying shying in your hometown wonderful ‘why if I had?” Go on and travel!