A historic traveler known as Marco Polo embarked on a journey to a foreign country known as China in search of silk. He returned back with not only silk, but also the vast knowledge of China's rich culture, ideas, and inventions. In human history, man-kind has always moved from one place to the next in search of knowledge. Traveling is an educational experience and is also beneficial in many ways.
First of all, when traveling to a different region or country, new ideas and inventions can be learned and found there. People vary in the way they think and do things base on where they are from. For example, in China, Doctors use herbal medicines to treat many things from hair lose to allergy with the same, and in some cases, better results. In the western world, Chinese herbal medicine is gradually growing in popularity as an alternative medicinal option.
This world is full of new and diverse cultures to be discovered when taking a short trip out of state or flying long distances to a foreign country. In New York City, the people live a fast pace lifestyle and often take the taxi cab instead of driving their own car. The media often referred it as "the city that never sleeps" because of the city's liveliness during the day and night time. In the far east of Tokyo, Japan, teen's and even young adult's sense of fashion are dramatically distinct and are considered extreme or unusual compared to western standards. Beer and a good pair of jeans can be purchase from a vending machine. This experience can be a delightful and exciting culture shock to most travelers. Aside from the urban culture, traditional Japanese wear a gourmet called a kimono and tea ceremonies are still practice today.