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“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
There is little doubt that people who travel the globe have a different outlook on life than people who stay at home their whole lives. Unfortunately, many people are unable to tour the world due to personal and financial reasons; however, I believe that for those of us who cannot physically travel yourself, we can travel vicariously through other people; ergo, by watching travel documentaries and by reading up on how people live in the different parts of the globe.
The advantages to traveling
Furthermore, there are lots of benefits to traveling around the globe. Adam Siddiq notes that “travelling is wonderful in many ways. It captures us with a sense of wanderlust and has us longing for more destinations to visit, cultures to experience, food to eat, and people to meet.”
My personal experience is that travelling broadens our minds and allows us to be more accepting of other people and their different cultures. For those of us who live in a First-World country, it is very easy to forget that the vast majority of people live in abject poverty. Therefore, we end up more appreciative of what we have, eat, and where we live.
Planning the next tour
Consequently, let us plan the next adventure!
I believe we should visit the Middle East, more specifically Israel. The Lonely Planet Guide notes that “nowhere on earth stirs up passion quite the way Israel does.” I’ve also never been to the Middle East; I haven’t even stopped over in one of the United Arab Emirates cities when routeing between the United States of America and various European countries.
Thus, I believe that a tour through Israel is the best place to start exploring the wonders of the Middle East. After doing a bit of research, I think it should include Jerusalem, Israel’s sacred sites, The Dead Sea, Masada, the Red Sea, the Judean Desert, the boutique wineries and olive groves in the Galilee, as well Tel Aviv’s cosmopolitan beaches, cafes and bars.
Structuring our holiday
In order to put a well-structured tour together, it is necessary to plan which places and sights we are going to start with and end with. It does not make sense to bounce about the country; ergo, I believe that our tour should be logical starting with flights to Tel Aviv, working our way around the country in an organised fashion, and finally ending up in Tel Aviv for the flight back home again.
I start off by working out how long I can spend in the country. Secondly, I look at a map of the country as well as read up on all of the places I would like to visit to determine how long I should stay in each place. It is inevitable that more places to visit than time to spend in the country; therefore, I have to cut out some of the places I would like to visit in my first trip to the country.
In summary, traveling is good for the soul. It enriches us spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. I can’t think of a better way to spend my vacation days!
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