Why Should You Travel? Why Do You Travel?

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Xania Waterfront on Crete

My husband showed me this article on bbc.com a while ago. Several people share their perspectives on why they travel. Some people don’t travel. They think it is a waste of time and money. I think that the life experiences you gain while traveling are some of the richest and most memorable. Traveling with those you love is an incredible bonding experience. I have found that sharing travel is a glue that helps build and maintain relationships through more difficult times.

It is also such an enriching world experience. I remember visiting Athens and suddenly having a much clearer understanding of why the city states in ancient Greece were built the way they were. Or gaining an appreciation for trapezoidal shapes after visiting ancient Incan sites. Why do we use rectangular doorways? Trapezoids are much more interesting. And our children gain a much broader view of what is possible, that there are many different ways that people live their lives. They also learn to be grateful for what they have.

So, read this article that touts traveling more as sound life advice, and let me know what you think.

Why do you travel? What do you get out of it?

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