Updated: Oct 17, 2019
The world is becoming smaller via technology and development. It has become more and more easy to travel to a new country, to a new continent, and across the globe.
Yet, traveling is one of the main activities that people talk about, but many never take the chance to actually do. Is it because traveling scary? Or, risky? Or, seems out of reach?
Why is it that people who are able to travel or who really want to travel don’t actually travel as much as they could or want to?
Is it a problem of money?
Is it a problem of time?
Or is it a social and cultural problem?
I will answer you a little later.
First, let me tell you a little about my own travel experience.
Travel Changed My Life - Let it Change Yours Too
When I was 13 years old, I was selected to go to Russia for a 5-week international children’s camp. I didn’t know anything about Russia, or traveling abroad, or even flying on a plane by myself. I didn’t have my parents to guide me. All I knew was that I was going to a foreign country to meet other children from all over the world.
It ended up being the trip and experience of a lifetime. It ended up changing my life, literally.
But, let's go back to the beginning. That was my first trip to a foreign country.
Did I have fear? What made me go? Was I forced to go? How did I adjust?
Yes, of course I had fear. In fact, I was afraid from the moment I was told I would be going until I got off the plane in Russia.
I went because my parents and the committee that selected me thought it would be a great experience that would help me learn and grow. As wonderful as that sounds, however, I wasn’t completely sold on the need for me to go halfway around the world just to have a fun summer or somehow become a better student. Couldn't I just go to normal summer camp in my own city?
But I can honestly say that I wasn’t forced to go. I made a decision that would end up being one of the bes