A friend of my mom’s gave her a little article from National Geographic Traveler that I thought would be worth sharing.
How do you feel about the power of travel?
If I had a choice between sending someone to travel the world and sending him to college, I would send him around the world. You will learn far more about the world by traveling, far more about your own life, what the future of this world is. More solutions to problems like global warming, poverty, and war would result if people did more traveling, because that is how you find out that others are just like you. They want peace. They want decent jobs. They want to make the world a better place for their children. Having traveled all these years, I’ve concluded that the citizens of the world are far more open and tolerant and hospitable than governments, overall. Most people are kind, generous, and open-hearted. They really want to welcome you. What is interesting is that the poorer the country, the more generous the people. That is one of those remarkable things in life.
Written by Keith Bellows.
So, what do you think? Do you agree with the author’s take on the power of travel? Was the article inspiring for you?