Travel teaches you things – lots of things. From the first steps of dreaming up an adventure, to planning the details and finally to the execution of the trip, there is always a lesson to be learned.
Some lessons smack you in the face during a tricky situation in a foreign country. Others are obvious life lessons, that travel only amplifies. Still, there are less obvious lessons that come later, in the afterglow of travel. These lessons can come in the quiet of our home or in the middle of a hectic workday. Regardless of their timing, the lessons we learn from travel help us to become better friends, spouses, employees and humans! Reflecting on these travel lessons can help us to weave travel experiences into the fabric of our everyday life.
Francis Bacon once said that “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” Travel teaches us. Travel grows us. Travel challenges us. The beautiful fact is that lessons we learn before, during and after travel stay with us.