Why Should You Travel?


Travel opens your eyes and your mind to a whole new world.

Travel enables you to see the world through other peoples eyes and from other points of view.

Travel increases your awareness of other cultures and people.

Travel makes you smarter.

Travel is the best education you can receive.

Travel enables you to speak intelligently on a variety of global topics.

Travel shows you how global policy effects different countries and different types of people.

Travel brings you to places you’ve only dreamed about seeing.

Travel shows you landscapes you never thought were possible.

Travel shows you what real beauty is.

Travel shows you that everything is beautiful in its own way.

Travel makes books and television come to life

Travel makes adventures happen everyday.

Travel makes dreams come true.

Travel gives you a sense of enormous accomplishment.

Travel gives you something to look forward to to.

Travel gives you options.

Travel is a lifetime journey that is never the same twice.

Travel makes the big world small.

Travel humbles you.

Travel puts things into perspective.

Travel shows you what poor is.

Travel shows you how unfair this world can be.

Travel shows you people overcoming the longest odds to live their life to the fullest.

Travel shows you triumphs of the human spirit.

Travel teaches you how to say “Cheers” in 30 different languages.

Travel teaches you the International language of beer.

Travel teaches you to appreciate wine and the beauty of vineyards.

Travel teaches you to try new things.

Travel makes you yearn to do new things.

Travel teaches you the difference between a traveler and a tourist.

Travel teaches you to become a traveler and not just a tourist.

Comments

  1. Mali John says:

    I probably have more to say I just don’t have the means. 🙂

  2. This is maybe my favorite of your posts. Very well stated. Short and sweet.

    • Thanks Samiya! I appreciate that…I actually wrote this in 2007 for a presentation and speech I did in London for the Travelers Century Club’s International Meeting. I just found it tonight and I can’t sleep.

  3. My favorite parts of this post. Fantastic.

    Travel humbles you.
    Travel puts things into perspective.
    Travel shows you what poor is.
    Travel shows you how unfair this world can be.
    Travel shows you people overcoming the longest odds to live their life to the fullest.
    Travel shows you triumphs of the human spirit.

    • Thanks Aaron, me too…it’s amazing how the poorest people in the world can thrive with nothing…we should all learn from them

  4. Veronica says:

    Very well written Lee. Poignant and true. I have just shared this on Facebook. Cheers for making my morning easier.

  5. Travel teaches you the difference between a traveler and a tourist.
    Travel teaches you to become a traveler and not just a tourist.

    So true!

  6. Lee,
    Great post! Thanks for sharing! Sorry you can’t sleep–but really like this post. Try counting countries!
    Any plans for ANTARCTICA?
    Lisa

    • Hey Lisa, no plans yet but it will definitely be this winter! Hope to see you at a TCC meeting or something before that. Have fun in Bali!

  7. Great post, don’t forget to add the big reason … you are going to die someday! Go out and explore this god given earth while you still can! haha

  8. Hey Lee, when are you coming to Toronto for a Travelers Century Club’s International Meeting or even just a visit, doesn’t have to be a meeting hahahaha??? Would love to see what that’s about and of course have the honor of meeting you!

  9. Hey Lee, when will you ever be coming to Toronto for a visit? Do you ever have TCC’s here? Love to have the honor in meeting you!

  10. and I meant to say TCC meetings here!

  11. I’m not sure if they have meetings in T.O. although I think there’s an Eastern Canada chapter. I love the city though and have some good friends who live there…maybe in the Fall for a hockey game I’ll come up

  12. Travelling makes you humble and wise!

    Thanks for sharing all your adventures. I enjoy your stories very much.:-))

  13. Sorry, your post touched my heart so much that I overread that you allready posted humble.
    Any plans to visit Germany/Frankfurt in the near future?

  14. Hi Mike and thanks a lot for the comments. I will actually be in Frankfurt at the end of August/early September for a wedding.

  15. Travel teaches you what your great grandparents felt as immigrants.
    Travel teaches you what it feels like to be illiterate.
    Travel teaches you how to fly by the seat of your pants.
    Travel teaches you that it’s sometimes safer to turn around.

  16. Amazing and inspiring blog. Greetings from Bosnia and Herzegovina 🙂

    • Thank you Azira, that is very nice of you! I had a great time visiting your country back in 2004 and I hope to return again soon!

  17. Marlene says:

    Hope you do come…although the Leafs suck! 🙂

  18. I always enjoy reading why other travelers travel.

    Here are some personal ones:
    Travel makes you more polite.
    Travel shortens distances.
    Travel makes you recognize there is always a reason to smile.
    Travel gets you out of your comfort zone.
    Travel let you appreaciate the small things.

  19. Travel does and gives so much – it always baffles me when people have so little interest! They just need to look at your list – love it Lee!

  20. Best post yet Lee! I’ve been following your posts for several months now and enjoy your perspective. Although I love to read, traveling simply teaches things you can’t learn in a book!

  21. Constantinos says:

    Travel boosts self-confidence.
    Travel takes someone outside the comfort zone, into the expansion zone, thus giving a thrust towards growth.

  22. Joyce Lamela says:

    Hello!

    Yes I extremely love travelling too! What I love about travel is the discovery and learning I could gain from visiting other places. In as much as I wanted to make frequent travels, budget and work prevent me from doing so. I dreamed that someday I could be able to find plenty of time seeing other places and countries. I envy people who find the courage to leave their job and pursue travelling. Hope I can do that also!

    Thanks for sharing your tips in travelling!

  23. Hi Lee,
    I’m a traveler and this post is so inspiring!!.anyway, i’ve been dying to ask you this – have you been in the Philippines? If yes, how was the experience? ????

  24. Great post ! So inspiring/ Travel show me how our planet wonderful and people all over the World so kindly. I’ve learned so many interesting things in countries where I was.

  25. This held true 10 years ago, still holds true today, and will always hold true. Travel is the best form of self-medication in every way. If every person traveled, this world would be much less ignorant, and more happy. — Cheers, Your Davidson College Fan

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