“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.” -Mark Twain
There is something magical about the night before taking off on a big trip. Packing lists are being read and reread, sleep is nowhere to be found, and the ominous I know I forgot something hangs on every thought. Treading on new terrain is something incomparable to anything else on this planet. When taking that first step into a country that occurs as a stranger, you have to be aware that something drastic has changed and you will be a better person for it.
Travel is an essential component to the demise of a small mind. So, get out into the world and expose your horizons to the vast experiences that await. Embrace the mess that is our little blue dot and get out there and smell those roses.