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Why philosophy is an ideal travel companion for adventurous minds
In 2019, there were 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals globally - and, given that the planet only holds 7.7 billion humans, this figure alone suggests that a lot of us are travelling. The World Tourism Organization reports two major motivations for this - "travel to change": the quest for local experiences, authenticity, transformation and "travel to show": the desire for Instagramable moments and destinations.

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