For The Love Of...Travel

Published:Sunday | February 15, 2015 | The Jamaica Gleaner

Travel opens the eyes, broadens perspectives and teaches humility - as it forces us to look outside ourselves and see and appreciate the larger world in which we live. To explore the world near or far gives us more tolerance for our differences and a renewed appreciation for that which makes us the same.

Travel for some is an escape from the mold of everyday life, it allows us to learn new cultures- travel is the ultimate teacher.

The beauty of travel is best described, by George Santayana in 'The Philosophy of Travel' "We need sometimes, to escape into open solitudes, into aimlessness, into the moral holiday of running some pure hazard, in order to sharpen the edge of life, to taste hardship, and to be compelled to work desperately for a moment no matter what."

No matter what you've read in books, seen on the big screen or heard, there is nothing like experiencing a new place first hand. What you take back from your ventures has a lot to do with what you brought. A historian visits Rome and appreciates it differently than a culinary chef would.

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