By: Andrew Wade
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine.
Travel helps broaden the mind. It is the consequence of travel where the true expansion is achieved. Travel opens a doorway for the individual to seek out new experiences and be open to the absorption of those experiences. Travel presents experiences of other lifestyles, cultures, values and convictions. While traveling, there is an awful lot to be learned on the side of history and culture, but I argue there is much more. Experiencing firsthand how people live their day-to-day lives is much more informative and thought provoking that watching a travel documentary or reading a news article. Often, these experiences cause us to not only see the world in a new way, but also to reflect on our own views of the world.