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5 Benefits of Travelling

Updated on December 3, 2010


It goes without saying, that there are many privileges in being an American. After all, not only do we enjoy the benefits of being in a country where entrepreneurialism is encourage and extolled but we are able to pursuit those aspects and interest that add to our pleasure- whether it be activities such as sports, business, homemakers, education and the many other opportunities. Perhaps, one of the greatest options we have is the ability to travel from state to state or country to country with relative ease.

 For those with an insatiable quest for adventure and constant quest for finding out what lies over the next mountain or around the next bend in the road, there are few things more exciting than phrases such as “Let’s take a hike” or “Road Trip”! Whether it is activities like soaring the mountains of the northwest, skiing in Colorado, skydiving in Hawaii, or soaking up some sun in Florida, tourism  many Americans, as well as guests from all around the world, look forward to travel for many reasons. Here are just a few of the many advantages to travelling-both in the U.S. and abroad.


1.        The new experiences open one’s eyes to the cultures somewhere beyond our neighborhood. This is especially true in travelling to a new country, but is possible in travelling the U.S.-after all; the lifestyles of the people in the Deep South are different than that of California. From the styles of clothing to hobbies and food to outdoor activities, every place you go is an opportunity to learn and do new things.

2.        The thrill of the hunt- for many planning the places to be visited and learning about an attractions perks and activities is as much fun as the actual going and doing.

3.        Making new friends-When I was growing up I had the opportunity to spend some time in another state. While there, I made a number of friends which I still keep in touch with today (and this was without the help of Facebook to help us find each other!) via e-mails and phone calls. If I had not travelled to another location, I would not have met them.

4.        Learn about the legends and stories of the people who contributed to the region’s history and landscape. Whether it is the architecture of modern-day designers, haunted homes and trails where stories of spectral happenings abound, or historic New England neighborhoods there are many stories to be told and oftentimes, you can find someone glad to share them.

5.        The memories that are made with each trip- Some of my most cherished memories from growing up are from family vacations that were taken. From sand castles on the beach to autumn leaf tours, these memories are precious.


Living in America is a blessing. Don’t squander the opportunity for travel because it takes a bit of work, planning or money. Investing in travel memories is an investment that will last a lifetime. And who knows, you might even make some new friends or learn something new as well!


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      patdmania 6 years ago from waterford, mi

      I can't think of a disadvantage of traveling. I love it. It is what i work for. To get a nice vacation a few times a year.