What Are The Pros And Cons Of Travel Essay

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When we first started talking about travel and tourism I had a very broad understanding of it. Thinking about it then, it was just defined to me as ‘getting away from home for a few days’. Understanding it now there are so many different definitions to tourism and they all have their pros and cons. I never really considered the three elements that I have heard belong in tourism and somehow those elements still fail to grasp the small meaning that travel can have on a person. To me travel can really open up parts of your personality that you may have forgotten, it gives you the feeling of being small, and can even restore your soul to find purpose. I know when I travel I’m often in wonder at the creations around me. Whether it’s from magnificent landscapes to different cultural wonders around the world I’m usually in awe at the magnitude of human existence and connection to…show more content…
I traveled for the first time last year to the Space Needle, and I totally felt like a tourist. The trouble with far away tourism is that it can take up lots of time, money, and the environmental cost is high. So why not just step out the backdoor and get lost? Traveling around close to home means you keep your money local, have longer to experience a location, and still see new sights. Travel doesn’t need to be across the world to feel leisure, in my own life I found peace at the top of a mountain hiking at Lake Ann. No more than an hour or two drive from my home and I can experience something I never have before and still have it contain the three elements of travel. I moved between two places, for a period of time, and I had a purpose. My wish was to experience nature at it’s finest; I felt a glacier that’s older than me, hiked mountain peaks that looked impossible and felt as though I touched the sky. Even though it was out my back door, how can you not feel small in an atmosphere such as
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