Men go forth to wonder at the heights of mountains, the huge waves of the sea, the vast compass of the ocean, the courses of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering. St. Augustine. Whether you are in your backyard or the farthest-flung corner of the Earth, all the mysteries and wonders of life are right there both in front of you and inside of you, in your soul. In the world of travel, the only way you really learn anything from the outside world is if you come across something that touches you deeply in some way. It either inspires or angers you enough to reassess your life and push for something different which is why I'm against cosmetic travel where you see packaged tourism and don't interact with the people and land like a pilgrim going there looking to get something out of the deal in a conscious way.