1. Kids are naturally curious.
In general, us kids have a way different way of looking at things than adults. Thank God. For example, if we hear there is a poisonous snake in the area we are traveling in, we will want to see pictures of the snake, we will ask what it likes to eat, we want to know how long its poison takes to kill someone, etc. This is awesome stuff to learn!
As for many adults, they’d probably get freaked out and never leave their hotel room the entire time, and then go back home and tell the world how ‘dangerous’ that destination was.