Travelling holds excitement, and thrills for most. It is moving into an unchartered experience. There are unknowns. The modes of transportation may hold a risk in the mind for some. But, for the brave and adventurous, they take advantage of the opportunity to travel. Travel is a part of life's experience and journey.

History has bestowed greatness on some of the world's great travellers. Some conquered, others discovered.

Travel brings humanity closer. We learn to understand and appreciate other cultures. We learn to be more tolerant and respectful of others. We become more broad minded.

Travels increase our knowledge. We understand the situations prevailing in other lands. We understand the psyche and thinking of others.

Travels make us braver as we face risks during our journey. We start understanding our fears. We realise our mortality. To combat this, we undertake internal experiments to conquer fear.

Travels increase our wealth. We build networks with people from other lands and there is possibility of exchange of goods and services.

Travels decrease our sorrow. We enjoy the joy of something new. This new experience refreshes our mind.

Travels spread the message, "HUMANITY 1st". This is much needed in our multi-religious, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and multi-national world, which is prone to strife and conflict.

So, the next time you have the means and the opportunity to travel, do so. It will manifest itself as the shining lustre in your humanity.