Travel: Educating Yourself Beyond the Classroom

Travel is an amazing life changing experience. Through travel, we learn more about who we are and what we want out if life. It opens our eyes to different cultures and allows us to see other ways of living. Here in America people typically work Monday through Friday, 8 to 5. The bigger, the better we say. It is very different in other countries, and bigger is not always better. Traveling gets us out of this bubble which we feel safe and secure in and puts into a whole new world with new ideas and experiences.

Barry Hoyer has some advice for college students when traveling. "Learn enough of the language to be polite. It'll take you a long way and likely get you some free booze. Avoid hostels." He also adds, "Traveling is the best way to expand your mind, your way of thinking, and opening your eyes to so many things you never dreamed could exist." 

For those traveling on a budget, many different websites offer discounted rates when booking flight and hotel together. Expedia.com offers great deals on hotel and flights. There are a lot of airlines that offer cheap rates for travel, such as WOW Airlines. The airline company currently has a roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Amsterdam for $995 during the month of July and Paris for $1,095. 

Once you've traveled abroad, you will start making friends and meeting new people in different countries. It will also help because they may offer you to stay with them in their home. This cuts down the cost of a hotel. It is also an excellent way to learn about the different cultures and get the full experience that travel has to offer. 
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