Traveling is a great source of knowledge. It has also much educational value. While traveling a person meets different persons visits different places. In this way he increases his knowledge. Many educational institutions organize educational tours for their students. In the western countries traveling among the young boys and girls is a very popular pastime.
Traveling is also a pleasure. One can get respite from his daily routine and worries by traveling. It gives us the opportunity to meet our friends and relatives who are living far away from us. It also gives us the opportunity to meet new people and get acquainted with their new customs and traditions. One can also eat different kinds of food while traveling.
We can also know about other countries by reading travel books. But when we travel to these places we can see the things with our own eyes. The account of those places which we got from the books is second rate. Whereas by traveling to those places we get the first hand knowledge.
According to Bacon " Traveling in the young is part of education in the elder a part of experience" The young can gain a lot by traveling. They can learn about the local customs language culture etc. By traveling one also becomes social and learns to mix with other people. His outlook becomes cosmopolitan. Traveling teaches us to be free from narrow mindedness and prejudices. A person who seldom travels remains a frog of a well. He is full of prejudices and narrow mindedness. Traveling makes our outlook liberal and cultivates the spirit of toleration.
Similarly traveling to foreign countries also gives us a lot of experience and pleasure. We come to know about heir progress and development as well as their culture. Traveling abroad develops the spirit of universal brotherhood and cosmopolitanism. Many of the problems of the world can be solved today if all barriers in the way of free travel are removed.
Traveling is thus a wonderful experience. It enables us to gain first hand information about our own country as well as about foreign countries. Traveling is a wonderful training of the mind and the spirit. It is therefore very essential that the hobby of traveling should be inculcated among the youth.