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5 Reasons Why Traveling Is the Best Education

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5 Reasons Why Traveling Is the Best Education
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." -- Saint Augustine The Earth is filled with infinite experiences, wonders and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Imagine hiking through the verdant, kaleidoscopic Amazon rainforest, camping out underneath the aurora borealis in the Canadian tundra or meandering through an enchanting Kenyan village.

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Why Traveling Is the Best Education

Why Traveling Is the Best Education
  1. Learn New Languages. Before visiting a country where English isn't the primary language, learn the basics. Practise by talking with actual native speakers.
  2. Explore Cultural Differences. Different cultures prefer different types of cuisine, manners, and social expectations.
  3. Discover Cultural Similarities. Break down barriers by finding shared interests, habits, and values.
  4. Unearth History. By exploring other parts of the world you'll play the part of an adventurer and discover new artifacts of knowledge.
  5. Gain Independence. The most well-planned traveler will see his or her plans fall awry. Traveling teaches everyone how to improvise.

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Traveling forces you out of your comfort zone.

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Traveling teaches you better time management skill

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New experiences and perspectives

Traveling allows you to see and experience new ways of living.

Have you been to Guangzhou, China and seen people eat cockroaches and worms? You might be able to see the photo of that from a textbook, but experiencing it yourself can only be done through traveling.

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Solo Travel

Those who travel solo are even more likely to learn about themselves as well as the world as they go.

Unusual things solo travel can teach you

  • Going solo you learn to manage the details.
  • Traveling alone you can develop a sense of direction. Being solo means being the only navigator.
  • Traveling solo you can build physical strength on your terms like walking 80km in France in 6 days.

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Learning a new language: knowing the most used words

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Learning cognates

Cognates are “true friends” of words you recognize from your native language that mean the same thing in another language.

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  • Words like Action, nation, precipitation, solution, frustration, and thousands of other -tion words are spelled exactly the same in French, and you can quickly get used to the different pronunciation. Change that -tion to a -ción and you have the same words in Spanish. Italian is -zione and Portuguese is -ção.
  • Many languages also have words that share a common (Greek/Latin or other) root.
  • Even languages as different as Japanese can have heaps of very familiar vocabulary.

Interact in your new language daily

  • To hear the language consistently spoken, you can check out TuneIn.com for a vast selection of live-streamed radio from your country of choice.
  • To watch the language consistently, see what’s trending on Youtube in that country right now.
  • To read the language consistently, you can find cool blogs and other popular sites on Alexa’s ranking of top sites per country.