Is it more important to travel to foreign places or see more around the place where you live?
I would always go for quality instead of quantity. This means one week in one place always gave me more than two weeks in five places. I have a friend who traveled USA in a month, visiting more than 20 states in this time, basically spending majority of time driving. This is not my kind of traveling or leaving. I'd rather be in one city for a week or ten days and that would be my kind of learning experience about certain place - in my country or any other place in the world.
I think its good to do both Hawaiian Scribe.
Many years ago, New Zealand had a campaign along the lines of "See your own country before you leave". We love to travel and the tourism board thought not enough of us spent our hard earned money in NZ. It's good but I also think its incredibly important to see how other people live - in both developed and developing nations.
Travelling changes you in unimaginable ways.
Thanks so much Hawaiian Scribe. You live in an amazing place - assuming you live in Hawaii. I was lucky enough to go there many years ago and visited several islands. Loved it!
Yes travelespresso, I live in Hawaii. I do feel blessed to live here; other times it feels like a rock and I want to TRAVEL off-island. New Zealand is at the top of my bucket list. Beautiful country you have.
first and foremost we should be aware of our surroundings and proper knowledge of the places and if we done then we can move abroad and discover the new places
I agree with travelespresso being an answer of both. First, the obvious is can one afford outside of their own country? Next, in my view is the purpose. At the workplace of experience seems most traveled outside to foreign destinations (I live in San Diego area) were through cruises by both young and old. The points of destination for the ships was the means. Then it was to a major port and going beyond the port is limited to how long there and etc.
That does not answer the question. I think it definitely depends on purpose for importance and just where the beginning point is. Living in France a days' drive may offer of least two different countries - Germany and Spain. The same driving time for me to get to Oregon or New Mexico. Yet, both offer diversity while language differences may become the biggest hurdle for the earlier choice.
I would really like to go to Crete and Greece. I like studying Greek philosophy and love their epic poetry and mythology. I would love the ambiance of the land, the people, the plants, the waters, the foods, the culture, and the history of lands.
I have those same desires with U.S. interests such as the days of the 49'ers and the gold rush era. That is closer to home. Yet, oddly the desire to venture closer to home does not have the sense of intrigue masked by the known of the major cities and culture is not any different than in my own backyard. The desire is the history, the adventures, and the legends or lore of that era, yet easily that may be discovered reading. The mysticism seems not as attractive to venture, yet the result would be the same comparative with Greece and Crete.
Possibly one may revive interest in another with appreciation. I dun'no . . . since we are writers here most will see opportunity for either choice and opportunity for creating memories with imagery is immense. Yet, that is only one purpose for experiencing travel. I guess a quote by Mark Twain may sum it up . . . and he infers traveling abroad.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
I think its really up to you and what you want to achieve. If traveling to foreign place is more for filling then that is better
I think it all depends on the person and why they choose to travel to different places. For me, there are so many wonderful places I've heard about in the US and haven't seen, I'd be spending my money on visiting whose places.
It always depends on the individual, but I'd lean toward "where you live." You should be happy and knowledgeable in what you have and where you experience your everyday life.
I always favored foreign countries for long trips and mine for shorter trips. Our planet is vast and I've always been interested in discovering it.
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