What Travel Means to Us
Written by: Sydney M on June 03, 2020
Think about what it must have been like to travel 100 years ago. It was the dawn of flappers and silent films. A postcard or a letter was still the fastest way to send word to distant relatives. It was the age of passenger steam ships and the novel experience of flight.
So much has changed since then in the world of travel. But one thing remains constant: we still long to see the world.
Curiosity and Connection
Maybe we travel because out of curiosity. We want to connect with other cultures and explore the ways that we are united, no matter where in the world we reside. Maybe we are searching for something, a connection to the place our ancestors called home or a moment of serenity in our lives. Or perhaps, we travel because we want to see for ourselves the places that have captured our imaginations and played host to our dreams.
Travel empowers us to learn and grow through experiences, whether its using hand motions to overcome a language barrier or reading a subway map for the first time. Travel teaches us to ask questions and find answers, like “how did they build that,” and “why is the sand pink?”
It reminds us of the struggles we have overcome and those figures who led us along the way. When we stand in the spots of famous speeches and on the ground where battles were once fought. Through travel we connect and empathize with others and our collective past. We come home with new understanding of our shared humanity.
The Joy of Travel
For many of us, the joy of traveling and the love we have for seeing the world has never been stronger than now, in a time of stay-at-home orders and social distancing. When this time has past, and the world begins to heal, it will be important to hold on to our love of travel and what it means to us.
Travel means connecting with others as we climb the steps of monuments and explore cities where the language is not our own. It’s slowing down enough to hear the waves of the ocean and the rustle of the palm fronds in the warm, gentle breeze. Travel means seeing the world through the eyes of a child, splashing in the ocean for the first time.
What we know is that travel means more than words can capture. It’s something you just have to experience.
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