“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page” ~ Saint Augustine
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends” ~ Maya Angelou
The world is what it is today because Travel was possible. The great explorers were driven by the passion to see the world and felt stagnated by remaining in one single place. World we live in today is a wonder. There are a myriad of cultures, people, landscapes, flora & fauna, habitats and customs. By remaining in a single place we are like that little frog that lives in a well and thinks it is the world.
Thankfully, our forefathers have done most of what was difficult to do. They explored, documented, created maps and the infrastructure to support. We have evolved from a wheel to aeroplanes. We only have to decide where to go or what to see and there are tour operators who will work out the logistics for us. Perhaps we remember our lives by the happy or sad moments we went through and the places we visited. When we have seen the outside world, problems that are faced by the underprivileged, harsh environs some have to make a living within, we realize the trivialities of our own lives’ day to day issues and be thankful to what we have. Travel is an opportunity for us to realize, no matter how different we may look by our skins or by our customs, deep within we are all the same. Human beings that are vested with the singular task of sustenance and procreation.
Philosophy of travel apart, there is pleasure in travelling! Depending on the person you are made of, there are a variety of themed travel plans. You might be the one for an excitement that looks for that little adventure in your travel and go to Mount Alps for a bit of skiing, go mountaineering on Rocky Mountains or scuba dive at The Red Sea in Egypt. Or you are the one that likes living soft and opt to splurge your money on A-List luxury destinations such as the French Riviera. For some, the interests in life is solely of gastronomic type and opt for a Gastro Tour, if you will excuse the use, and taste the best what world has to offer. Wine tours, sports travel, and even adult travel are some of the niches within the sprawling travel industry. Then there are the stock fare that tour operators hand out such as wildlife travel and safari, culture or heritage travel, medi-tourism, and many more.
Bailey Robinson (www.baileyrobinson.com) is a British luxury travel company known for its tailor-made journeys around the world, including African safaris, holidays to some of the finest hotels and luxury resorts in the Latin America, Indian Ocean, Europe, Caribbean, South East Asia, and North Africa. Offering bespoke holidays around the world for over 30 years, with over 30 full-time specialist travel consultants.