Personal Narrative Essay: How Travel Broadens Your Mind

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Travel is to take a journey of some length, whether it is within your home state, to the opposite end of your country, or abroad. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” (St. Augustine) People may travel to gain knowledge, seek adventure, celebrate, build new relationships or strengthen current ones, or escape daily life. No matter the reason for travel, the same outcome is always guaranteed; you will experience new experiences, your perspective will be widened, and not only will your awareness expand, you will also learn more about yourself.

Traveling changes your perspective on things. By leaving your everyday life and immersing yourself into incredibly varied scenery and cultures, you gain fresh perspectives that will remain with you for a lifetime. You are first-handedly exposed to new climates, languages, customs/traditions, cuisines, morals, and religions. “Leaving your bubble and seeing a different way of life, a different set of rules, a different definition of happiness — these are all hugely enriching experiences travel brings to us” (How Travel Broadens Your Mind, by Sander). Through gaining insight into the lives people you are unaccustomed to, you realize that there are various ways to live life, and that none of them are wrong, just different, and you may find that you have more in common than you
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Education, experience, growth, compassion, and so much more can be gained by travel. Travel gives you insight to people and cultures that can not be found through books or articles while also giving you insight into yourself. It imprints on your mind and the knowledge you gain remains with you for the rest of your life. Whatever your reason for traveling, you will always come out an enriched

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