Travel is Essential

October 19, 2020

Everyone should find a way to travel outside of their geographic comfort zone. Recently, I have been traveling to new places around the US and have amazing experiences. I’m interested in traveling, even though I get car sick sometimes. I want to go back to the mountains, mainly because it’s a breath of fresh air. And by being exposed to new places, people and cultures, you’ll develop a wider world view. It helps open your mind. By being exposed to new places, people and cultures, you’ll develop a wider world view, even if it is just different places in your own state or country. 

 Traveling helps you think and is the ultimate hands on learning experience. Traveling can help you to understand yourself better. It can help you develop skills you didn’t know you had, also traveling can help you have a lot of stories and break ice with new people. It can be scary, but once you figure out that you can connect with people despite differences, and you can navigate foreign environments, you become a smarter, more competent individual. Embrace the discomfort. Search for it, because it is helping you grow.

Traveling builds confidence in a world of poor self-esteem and low confidence. You can more quickly learn a new language when you become immersed in its culture. Traveling helps put things in perspective, especially if you travel to an area less fortunate than what you’re accustomed to. We explore to learn and see new things, and traveling is the number one way we explore. No matter what you do in life, everybody needs to get away from time to time. Being exposed to ideas and people different than what we are use to is healthy. There’s nothing like the thrill of eating a new food or teaching yourself a travel skill like navigation. Traveling reduces stress, which improves your overall health and well-being. When you travel for fun, you might do activities that take your minds off things that may have been worrying you.

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Danielle Gorham, Journalist

Danielle Gorham is a Junior set to graduate in May 2021. She has 6 other siblings, and she loves all of them even if she doesn’t live with them. She...


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    Mary RichardsOct 23, 2020 at 10:48 am

    This article rings very true! Great job!