To travel is to make a journey, an adventure, and experience.
Many times I have heard someone say, “I wish I could go travelling”, obviously I understand what they mean in literal terms of exploring for a long period of time. But travelling is exactly what is listed above, a journey, adventure and experience. This can simply be taking a train to the countryside, going for a trek and experiencing the open air and views that come from scaling that hill you avidly refer to as a mountain (well maybe thats what I do). Make like Samwise and take that farthest step from home he has ever taken it will see you on an adventure you would never expect, maybe not fighting orcs and saving the world but thats what we all hope for.
Many people don’t even know what is on their own doorstep. Your hometown will have many redeeming features that you probably aren’t even aware of. Thats not your fault, why should you visit the museum its been there all your life and will continue to be there? The simple answer is, when has it ever been easier for you to visit a place that you don’t know?
In my experience, I have still not seen a lot of what the UK has to offer, which is why whilst planning and saving for my world trip I am going to experience the good old british isles.
Just remember the notion of travelling is not getting on a flight for 9 hours and landing in a place where you cant speak to a single person and find your way (even though extremely cool), it can be as simple as going for a bike ride, or taking the dog for a walk 30 minutes ride out of the city to a place you’ve never been before.
A journey, an adventure and an experience.