Why People Travel

Travel is the general movement of individuals between various local, territorial, cultural and social geographical locations. Travel can generally be one-way or round trip, and may be one way travel or facilitated by another means. The term “travel” encompasses a wide variety of activities, which may include (but are not limited to) hiking, camping, traveling by car or truck, bicycling, sightseeing, fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, golf, tennis, swimming, horseback riding, bicycling, hiking, mountain climbing, rafting, sky diving, paragliding, surfing, kayaking, rock climbing, jet skiing, heli-skiing, flying, etc. Some other popular terms related to travel include “jaunt” and “hitchhiking.”


In today’s world, people travel for all sorts of reasons and often for lengthy periods of time. People travel for business, leisure and pleasure and, among other things, to meet new cultures, to experience different weather and scenery, to have long-lasting friendships, to build important connections through travel and work, to experience a new culture, to immerse oneself in another culture and to build a life-long career. People also travel to visit family and friends, to experience the beauty of another place, to study another culture, to experience another language, to get rich as a result of investments in properties and real estate, to enjoy travel perks, such as airfare discounts, hotel stays, cruises, etc. It is for all these reasons that people travel – long and short.

Some of the main types of travel include, but are not limited to, long distance travel, short distance travel, flying, biking, car travel, car rental, flying to one place and returning to another, flying to one destination and taking a cruise to another, flying to another destination and renting a car to drive around in for a while, etc. Today, people travel all over the world because it is a lot more fun to do so. There is a lot to do, a lot to see and a lot to be excited about when traveling to different destinations – it is an activity that enchants the soul.

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