1. You travel in the footsteps of your ancestors.
French philosopher Rene Descartes wrote, “Traveling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.”
When you travel overseas to walk the same ground as your ancestors, you recreate their experiences in your mind, tuning in to the faint echoes of the past that surround you. Retracing their footsteps, you see where they lived and worked and how they made ends meet. You imagine the conversations of their daily lives. You begin to understand something significant about their homeland and culture and how you are rooted.