“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
The process of acquiring knowledge and information has become extremely easy and convenient. These days, if you want to know more details about a certain subject matter, all you have to do is type in a few words and Google will do the rest for you. Results are almost always available and there for you to view in moments. In the past, such instant factual knowledge about places was not available. You would have had to go to a place of interest to see, hear, feel, smell, and even taste what you need to know for you to understand it completely.
Information technology has given all of us the convenience of obtaining knowledge without wasting much time and money looking for what we want to learn. However, the acquisition of knowledge and information is not limited within the four walls of your room… or the four corners of your computer screen! The best way to actually learn something completely is to experience it firsthand. Although you can read books and magazines, surf the Internet, or watch a video about the place, nothing is like being physically present at the place yourself. Traveling to different places makes this unique learning experience possible. This goes for both adults and children, plus there are health benefits to getting outdoors!
USATODAY.com lists some of the important things that can be fully learned only when traveling. These include history, perspective, themes, languages, and insight. In addition, According to Helium.com, Traveling may also help to improve your knowledge or understanding of a specific culture. This is possible because people from different parts of the world live in different cultures where they may do things differently. By visiting the place where the people do things differently, you may have a better understanding of how they live and of all other aspects about their lives.
Visiting places such as museums, parks, and historical landmarks gives not only knowledge but the awe and wonder that a computer screen or T.V. alone cannot convey, such as standing next to a completed Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. These places actually carry invaluable scientific, artistic, cultural, and historical importance. In fact, some experts would agree that the best way to learn about a country is to first visit their museum.
In addition to all the possible learning opportunities, traveling may also bring fond memories to you and children about a place you have visited. Fond memories and good experiences are then important to person’s well-being. This proves that traveling does not only benefit us cognitively, it also has great effects on us psychologically and emotionally.
What does this article want to prove? I’m sure you already know that there are a lot of things that can be learned while traveling. This article simply tells you, “What are you waiting for? Go out there and learn something!”