There’s nothing better for broadening one’s horizons than travel. Even as a tourist, seeing a place or making a new friend in person beats anything.
Going someplace new is a great eye-opener and can often demonstrate that your ways aren’t necessarily the best ways. I’m talking about cuisine, architecture, transportation, attire, and manners. Observing other people doing something that’s different can be a life-changer.
The manifestation of localized collective human behavior that evolves over time is a fancy way to say culture.
Taking these experiences and incorporating them into your life is the most positive form of cultural immersion, for which I’m all in. The opposite of that is living in a silo.
Imagine what the occupants of this car learned and observed in the far-flung places that they visited. I’ll probably spend the rest of the morning daydreaming about their grand tour.
Some of the greatest experiences in my life revolve around travel, including the journey which led me to this car in Northern Ireland.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.