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Traveling As A Part Of Education

Updated on January 17, 2016

What Is Travelling?

Traveling means to go from one place to another on foot or by any kind of vehicle the situation allows. Man is by nature a traveling or mobile being. It is, so to speak, his inborn habit and interest to know the unknown, to see the unseen, to enjoy the unenjoyed thing with a view to filling his mind with ideas, knowledge, thoughts and experiences.

Is Traveling A Part Of Education?

Traveling is an important way to gain knowledge and acquire education. It gives the first hand knowledge to the traveler and the books gives the second hand knowledge. Bookish knowledge be obtained from reading books and practical knowledge can be gathered from traveling. It makes history real. Historical accounts of the glory of ancient remain unreal till we visit the great ruins and world heritage sites, To read about the Battle of Plassey one thing and to see the scene of our humiliation is another thing. Traveling also gives us a true conception of the geographical, geological and mineralogical resources of our earth. It creates in us the desire for investigation , exploration and discovery.

Cox's Bazar Sea Beach

Cox's Bazar Sea Beach: The Longest Sea Beach In The World
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Traveling helps the traveler see the vast area of the country and her natural scenery or beauty. It also helps the traveler know how the wonderful earth is full of natural beauty, attractions, novelties, variety and diversity. Education is not perfect and complete without traveling. It has more indirect lesson to teach us. The man who lives in a rural area of the country is not the same man after he has visited the town. His mind is enriched; his out look broadened; he learns that the world is much bigger place than his village. The wider he travels, the greater the benefit. He will shed his prejudices quicker; he will take to new ideas more promptly; he will be less arrogant about his racial or national superiority. At the same time, comparison with others will create in him a more thoughtful appreciation of the virtues of his own people. It also removes his deficiency, ignorance, barbarism, dogmatism, darkness, mental torment by satisfying and filling the mind with pleasure and widening his mental horizon.

Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Stay in good hotels while traveling.
Stay in good hotels while traveling.

Singapore Botanical Garden

Enjoy beautiful natural sights while traveling.
Enjoy beautiful natural sights while traveling.

Traveling Helps To Earn Practical Knowledge:

Traveling also develops resourcefulness. In our travels, we are faced with many unforeseen difficulties. We may not know the language of one place and so feel utterly helpless. At another, an expected remittance fails to arrive in time. At times, we run short of some necessary articles which cannot be obtained at the place. Hundreds of other difficulties may arise. The traveling man will be found more resourceful in devising means to overcome these. He is ready-witted, quick to invent and prompt to execute. These are lessons much greater than mere book-learning. The traveler may have to be his own cook, to be his own tailor, to do his own washing up. in a word to look after himself. He becomes what we call an all round man. We can fit him into any scheme or position.

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Traveling is very useful for us especially for the learners. It provides us not with bookish knowledge but with practical experiences. It gives us an opportunities to meet our friends ana relatives living in far off places. Travelers who leave accounts of their travels become the allies of the historian. We are thrilled to read now what HUEN TSANG and IBN BATUTA witnessed in then ASIA.

Today's Traveling:

Mode of traveling has been changed. In ancient time people had to travel on foot without transports or vehicles. Now traveling is more comfortable having all sophisticated facilities.

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      As you and others have already said, traveling opens our senses and minds which helps to broaden our knowledge of people, places and things. The education value of travel is priceless! Of course reading about where we might be traveling before and even afterwards augments our experiences. Both have great value.

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      3 years ago from Peru, South America

      I agree that the best way to get an education comes not from a book but from life experience. Traveling is an excellent way to see the world and how we fit into it. Thank you for sharing.

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      3 years ago

      There are many people who have traveled almost the whole world. It has been seen from statistics that these people are more knowledgeable and charming compared to others. Even two people who are working as colleagues for almost 30 years are also subjected to this experience. The one who has traveled more is the more enthusiastic in most of the cases. This is solely because of the benefits of the travel. Earning knowledge and experiencing new things- these are the biggest benefits. Also you got to know about different cultures from where you can learn.

      The children can also be greatly benefited from traveling. That’s why there are educational tours in most of the schools, colleges and universities. They can learn the art of working together and develop leading qualities from these tours. Also they will develop the habit of living in environments that are different from their usual ones.

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      3 years ago

      Not everything can be learned at school, college or in any educational institution. There are many things people learn from experience. As travelling is a great experience, you can learn many different things from it. In fact travelling is one of the greatest sources of gaining practical knowledge. You may learn something that you haven’t in your whole life from a single tour. Also travelling is good for health. It refreshes your mind and helps you to become relaxed from your busy schedule. In modern world, everyone is busy. There is hardly any room for relaxation in the normal schedule. With travelling, both your body and mind can stay away from the monotonous life for some time and get back to work with a much refreshed mood.

      Thanks to the author for writing on such a sophisticated topic. Also the pictures in this hub are really breathtaking! Simply awesome!

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      3 years ago from USA

      First hand knowledge is the best way to gain the most knowledge to be retained for a longer period of time. This is a very nice hub that explains the value of traveling for education.

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      6 years ago

      Nice hub...your photo collection is good.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      I agree that traveling is a great way to educate ourselves about other cultures, history and also our own culture and history. Thanks for sharing this beautiful hub. Voted up, useful, beautiful, awesome and interesting.

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      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      You are absolutely right there is no better education then to travel. You wrote a wonderful hub.


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      Barbara Badder 

      7 years ago from USA

      I wish I could do more travelling and see some of these places. The photos are alluring.

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      Michelle Offik 

      7 years ago from Greenville, South Carolina

      This makes me want to quit my job and travel the world right now. Great hub breathing!

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      Mavhe Quijada 

      7 years ago from Taguig

      I love to travel. Thanks for this beautiful hub that you share because it added up my knowledge. You also inserted beautiful pictures of places which I appreciated. I look forward to reading more! Voted up!

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      Peg Cole 

      7 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      Travel really is an education in itself, of different people, different cultures, architecture and customs. I like what you've said,

      "The man who lives in a rural area of the country is not the same man after he has visited the town."

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      7 years ago from Valencia

      Beautifully written! I like your high level of English. I can really learn something of it. Thanks for following me. I'll be reading more of your Hubs for sure:-) I voted you up too!

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      7 years ago from Bangladesh

      Thank you very much Forestbear for your comment.

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      7 years ago

      I enjoyed your hub, thank you for sharing!

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      7 years ago from Bangladesh

      markonetravel, you are absolutely right.

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      7 years ago

      Traveling is very useful for us especially for the learners. It provides us not with bookish knowledge but with practical experiences. It gives us an opportunities to meet our friends ana relatives living in far off places

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      7 years ago from Bangladesh

      Thank to Jaspals for sharing your feelings.

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      7 years ago from Bangladesh

      Thank you, Bhanu.Jas for sharing your experience here. So, India is your motherland?

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      Jaspal Singh 

      7 years ago from India / Australia

      @Bhanu.Jas. Thanks for what you feel and said for me here in your comment.

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      Bhawana Salaria 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Great Hub.I have studied in India and i have done my Masters of Education and i was lecturer and i am pursuing my Teaching In Australia.But i have learnt all this under guidance of Mr.Jaspal Singh as he has always walked me..Thanks for comment.

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      7 years ago from Bangladesh

      Thank you, Jaspals...would you please tell me that how could I make it attractive more than this...

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      Jaspal Singh 

      7 years ago from India / Australia

      Really wonderful writing full of insight.


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