People travel for many reasons. Some leave their homes in search of new ones. Some set out with the hopes of learning a new language or experiencing different cultures, or both. Others just leave the safety and familiarity of home in search of anything new.
Regardless of the goals that we originally set out with, there is one thing that most come to realize – it is the people that make travelling worthwhile.
You can witness a thousand glorious sunsets, climb dozens of mountains or explore ancient cities, but the things that you remember are the people you meet and the memories you make with them.
Other Travellers Make it all Worthwhile
Engaging with other travellers can be as simple as saying hello to the person next to you or stopping to have a conversation with a complete stranger while you watch the sunset one evening. Asking strangers if you can join their table for dinner or inviting an individual or group to dine at yours can be the start of great friendships and memories – I’ve started many friendships from simply asking another traveller seated in a restaurant if I can join them for a meal.
Sometimes you’ll have no more than an hour of time to learn about each other while your paths cross momentarily, but sometimes you can find yourself with a few days, a week, or even a month to learn about each other and share in adventures as your traversing paths are aligned.
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