Over the last week, I was able to go to Wyoming to see family for Thanksgiving. While not very far from my home, it was still a great experience. I got to see a bunch of animals not as common in South Dakota, and the scenery was amazing up in the mountains.
Traveling can help you learn how to be independent and responsible. When you travel, everything depends on you. Where you’re going to stay, plane tickets, getting a passport and managing money are all up to you.
On top of this, it can also help you learn to manage money. There isn’t anything worse than being on a trip and running out of money. There is no financial comfort when you are traveling. It is a great opportunity to learn.
Traveling is a great way to learn about yourself. We live our lives by certain standards and have become comfortable with them. Traveling can change this. It makes you think about everything from something as small as ordering food to as big as seeing a different way of life.
One of the biggest things about traveling is all the different things you get to see. If you leave America, you can see how other people and cultures live. You can see different cities and the outdoors. There are museums you can’t see in the United States stuffed to the brim with art, literature and artifacts from around the world.
When you are 45 and working an 8-5 job, you will not regret traveling. People often regret that they never went on trips when they were younger and had the change. There is no reason to spend your young, active years sitting around working the whole time.
It’s important to travel when you are young. For the most part, you don’t have any ties other than your parents. If you can afford it, you can leave for months without worrying about kids or partners. It gives you the freedom to live as you want to.
USD offers a lot of traveling and study abroad opportunities. You can visit Greece, Ireland, Germany, Costa Rica and other countries throughout the world. If you don’t want to leave the country, there are trips to places like Washington D.C. You can visit the national parks or go on a road trip to one of the oceans.
You are young now, but that won’t last forever. Eventually, you will have people that rely on you to have a job and pay bills. But right now, the only thing that is going on is college. Why not give yourself the opportunity to try something new?