Who doesn't want to travel, anyway?
October 6, 2009 12:50pm CST
Travel gives us a glimpse of the real world. It widens our horizons in life. We may have different reasons why we do travel but we have something in common; that is, to experience the other dimensions of reality. I travel because I want to fill in the gap within me. Travel refreshes my mind. Just try to imagine I would spend the whole day riding my motorbike; hopping one place to the other. While driving, you can feel the gentle breeze of the untainted wind and witness how the sceneries manifests their beauties.
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• United Kingdom
14 Oct 09
I love traveling and would say it is one of my top hobbies. I love to visit the countries on my travel wish list. This year I took my toddler son to Cape Town and the Garden Route in South Africa. We visited a poor township and it helped me to understand poverty. I loved taking my son on a two and a half hour safari to see animals like lions, zebras, hippos and rhinos. I think traveling is very educational for my young son. I love to meet other cultures and in my mid twenties I met the Masai Mara tribe in Kenya. I have snorkeled in Australia and the South Pacific Islands with small sharks, sting rays, manta rays and turtles. I understand some people wish they could travel but can't afford to do so. Good luck to people of that description.
• United States
13 Oct 09
Travel could be on the top of young people's wish list. Young people like something different from what they see and hear everyday; they like make friends and contact different culture. I think travel is the only way to give the young people such an experience directly. The problem for young people is they are lack of time and money. However with careful planning we can save money and time to travel at small cost. Anyway travel can expand our scope and make us understand the world is much bigger and more interesting than we can imagine. If I can find time and money, I will spend them on travel.
• United States
13 Oct 09
Travelling is, like you said, a way to sit back and relax. This world is bigger than a lot of people think and there are so many place that are so interesting that I think it's hard to not partake in it. I myself find travel as a way to view the incredible diversity in foreign cultures. It makes me appreciate life that much more knowing that the world is filled with billions of interesting people. It also makes me realize how fortunate I am with all the luxury and freedom I possess in comparison to other geographical locations.
12 Oct 09
I absolutely love traveling and it sure is a nice conversation starter. I think travel makes us more culturally developed and less prejudice. I've traveled to the west indies and many places in europe and love how different every place I go to is. The only thing I hate about traveling is the actual getting there part. It's very stressful to drive, fly, whatever because of all the packing and planning involved and the tedious details. Otherwise I love love traveling.
12 Oct 09
I talked about my travels in another discussion today and I had to admit that as much as I loved travelling when I was younger, now that I have a family, a mortgage and not much money travelling is out of the question for a while. I do relate to the beauty of taking long journeys and the opening of the mind and the horizons...One day I will be doing it again, I'm sure...
11 Oct 09
Well I can say that it's definitely not me, since I've traveled my entire life, have been to lots of amazing countries and experienced all kinds of wonderful things while traveling. However, I have a friend who's ex boyfriend had never traveled anywhere, hadn't ever been on a plane? Now I find that to be absolutely mind boggling?? Of course in his defense he's always been a workaholic and wanted to get ahead in life, plus he has a fear of flying as well. I couldn't understand why someone wouldn't want to experience and see the world around them. I think that he has the type of mentality that thinks that everything he needs is in his own country, Canada...not!! One day we're also planning on having a house built in Europe so that we can live there part of the year. I can say for myself that I'm bored of living in North America and need more of a change.