Why travel?

LOOK — beyond the mountains, across the plains, to the edge of the city’s skyline. The horizon extends to infinity. What’s there? I’m curious, aren’t you?

Curiosity compels me to explore new places. Arriving at that next destination has never been disappointing. It is surprising, mysterious, unsettling, confusing, fascinating and enlightening. It invigorates me. This is why I travel.

Going new places and meeting people from different lands broadens our perspective and gives us a better understanding of our world. It helps us realize that despite our differences, all humans share a common bond. Travel helps us appreciate our differences and rejoice in our similarities. Travel gives us an opportunity to open our eyes, if only we will take the time to look.

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Me on the right with my brother on our first cross country trip in 1971.