“Travel is the Only Thing You Buy that Makes You Richer”

A friend of mine shared the above header quote on Facebook today, and it really got me thinking about just how important travel really is.

For me, travel opens the eyes, broadens the mind, and educates us more than we will ever know, and while it may not make us richer in the monetary sense, I do believe that visiting new countries, trying new foods and understanding new cultures makes us ‘richer’ as people – what do you think?

I have been lucky enough to visit some of the most beautiful countries in the world, and I have yet to visit a place where I would not return. I can honestly say that every penny I have invested in travel over the years has been money well spent, and while my bank manager may disagree, he doesn’t have the memories, the photos, and the life experiences that come with travelling the world… he will never understand!

I am still inspired by many travel quotes, but it was St. Augustine who summed it up for me with “The World is a Book, and those who do not travel read only one page”.

If you could sum up your travel experiences in one sentence or quote, what would it be?

 

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