When it comes to travel, it’s safe to say we’re all more keen to see more of the world before we settle down and start shopping at Tractor Supply Co. And, that’s only natural. Literally. Humans are hard wired to explore in order to find food and shelter from back before we both markets cornered, but the evolution of our society has outpaced our biological evolution, and so we still have that biological urge to explore built into every newborn baby. Therefore, for those of us that can afford, travel is a goal worth pursuing. There’s so much to see and to do in this big, beautiful world of ours that you’d be a fool not to jump at the opportunity to experience as much of it as humanly possible.

When it comes to travel, there are two major types of trips we all take, The first of these is the sightseeing tour, and for good reason. There are countless natural vistas that are truly breathtaking, such as the place that inspired Paradise Falls in Disney and Pixar’s Up. Yeah, that’s based on a real place in South America. Look it up. However, nature isn’t all that’s worth seeing, and there are many man made monuments and other structures that are awe inspiring, to say the least. Perhaps the most famous example is the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

The other major type of vacation is a more cultural and educational kind. Basically, it boils down to exposing yourself to different cultures and experiences, and this is the type of trip people talk about when they talk about broadening your horizons. Exposing yourself to other cultures has a plethora of benefits to offer you. Insights from other cultures can help you re contextualize your own experiences and philosophy, for example.