Travel as described by dictionaries of the world is the movement of people or things from one point to another. But travel is so much more than just physical movement of things. It is more than just an act which ends with material movement. It enriches the soul, increases knowledge, empowers the mind and more importantly rejuvenates the body and soul. Traveling is a great way to get away from the daily chores and be at peace with oneself.
People travel for many reasons. Recreation, vacation, relaxation, exploration, discovery, tourism or even migration constitutes travel. Travel that truly enriches the mind, body and soul is worth undertaking. Travel is not the destination you seek but the journey you undertake. The journey undertaken is more impressive on the mind; the journey is more adventurous than the destination itself. Unfortunately, this is not the case with most as the destination is the reason why people choose to travel now.
Traveling is essential for many reasons. In today’s hectic world, in the rat race, people forget what is essential. Travel has now become an activity to be enjoyed once in a while and is now a luxury for many. For most, traveling is to wind down and vacation and sightseeing and not necessarily indulge in exploration or the fun and adventure that travel brings with it.
One can travel on foot like our forefathers or on the many distinct modes of transport available today. Buses, trains, planes, ships, cars, motorcycles are just some of the modes of travel that people utilize. In the modern world, travel for many is from home to office or from home to the grocery store and back. The essence of travel that is escapism is lost on many. Escapism is the state of having wandering and imaginative thoughts in order to remove one's self from reality. Escapism can come from many things and traveling is one of them. Through travel one can escape the reality of life and live in a world free from the tensions of everyday life. Travel can change perceptions, change mindsets, improve interpersonal skills and calm the mind.