The Benefits of Traveling

Essay by PiinkkyHigh School, 11th gradeA+, January 2009

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People from all walks of life, both young and old, enjoy traveling. When traveling, the traveler has many exceptional opportunities presented to them. The traveler gets the chance to experience new things, make choices, reward themselves, and to gain knowledge of the world outside their own.

First, the most exciting opportunity for a traveler is to experience new things. They may get to experience a different religion, perhaps. Doing so may attract them towards an area of study to possibly pursue in the future. Also, when in a different part of the world, many geographical areas have their own unique food choices. This will give the voyager a chance to try some new cooking. In addition to these opportunities, each society has their own exclusive celebrations and festivities. When traveling, the tourist gets a chance to take part in celebrations and festivities which enhances their experience in their current destination.

Secondly, there is educational side to traveling. Travelers gain and expand their knowledge of the outside world when visiting new locations. It widens their perspective of the world so they do not think all corners of the land are the same. The adventurers will discover similarities and differences between cultures. They will learn the history and background of cultures and geographical areas. And furthermore, the new experiences help to expand ones resourcefulness and provides marvellous insights.

Simultaneously, guests traveling to locations outside their own are given the chance to choose where they wish to visit. Sightseers seek fun; they seek adventure; they seek discovery. The travelers wish to meet new people from different parts of the world while they get to share their happiness with others. All the while, visitors also get the chance to visit locations of interest, such as landmarks and historical sites.

Finally, an additional benefit to traveling is getting to reward oneself for all the hard-work done. Life itself can take a toll on one person. Traveling gives that person the opportunity to clear their mind of previous troubles. This results in a refreshed, calm and collected world around them.

Everyone should take the time to travel. The journey will benefit their lives in many ways; it will especially broaden their view on the world.