I was often curious why people travel around the world, having asked some of my friends I got these answers “just for fun” or “meet new people”. But, I think, the importance of travelling is something more we can write about. The Russian writer Ivan Bunin wrote “there are 3 things which can make people happy; love, interesting work and opportunity to travel”. I was always wondering how travelling can make a person happy, to my way of thinking, it was possible to be happy never leaving your town, city or country, until I travelled myself. Only then, I understood that travelling change people like no other thing. Launching out on a voyage, one can understand how the world is huge and small at the same time. When a person is free the globe is achievable for him, when he is limited he realizes how the world is gigantic. Having been abroad I understood that life consisted of gaining experience. The more you travel, the more knowledge, practice and broader outlook you have. Before becoming at home-mom, I used to travel to another country at least twice a year. It could be a business trip, vacation journey or just visiting friends and relatives living beyond the ocean. Now, when it is impossible to go on a journey with my little ones, I often recall my travel memories. On the other hand, I hope we will start up our tours again when the kids will grow up. It develops that children benefit academically from travelling. British researchers found that in order to be successful in school, children should circle the globe. Trips with parents provide intercultural communication skills, kids become more curious, confident and have greater tolerance. They create original ideas and dreams, have huge interest to life (Duel, 2013). So this is another motivation for us not to stop travelling.
One more point, in my humble opinion, travelling when you are young and full of energy is the best option. When you are not bounded with job, bank credits and family obligations. Young people are usually easy-going and open-minded. It is time when you can learn a lot of new, interesting things and make friends.
Anyway, do travel, whether you are young or not, single or married, with kids or without. It is neither difficult nor frightful as it seems to be. It worth it.
Duel., A. (2013). British researchers found, school students benefit from travelling. Retrieved from http://www.kp.ru/daily/26076/2982418/