Travelling is a very good way to know about different cultures and the details of another country and their way of life. With all the technology that we are using these days, indeed the world had turned into a global village. With the rapid use of the Internet, we have friends all over the planet Earth. However, still all this can never substitute for the physical experience. No matter what claims anyone can make. The natural instincts, the physical feel and experience, that one has when being at a place in person a totally different situation.
Even though people say that the world has turned into a global village and people know each other so much; the reality is that this knowledge is more limited to the needs to consumerism. We know where what product is made and made best, which we import for our use etc. Knowing about other people and cultures is something that whose know how is exaggerated.
Had people known about other countries and people and their way of life, there would not have been so many stereotypes going about. Added to these the media would not have been able to manipulate us by making sure that we believe about anything that they tell us about other places and people.
Travelling on our own and seeing and meeting others for ourselves can help reduce a lot of our problems that we are facing at a global level. Understanding cultures that are different from us is a completely new and amazing experience in itself. Apart from the knowledge that one gets, the refreshing entertainment is good for our overall well being
On the other hand travelling with family and friends helps strengthen our bonds as we spend some carefree time with them, enjoying and relaxing.