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  • Don't put anything critical in your checked luggage.
  • That life is bigger than the box I stand on.
  • So much about people -- and how I need to get out more than I have been
  • Travel has thus far taught me that I can be a bit irresponsible and thoughtless when it comes to organising things. (I book holidays and then forget about them whilst being in possession of an expired passport! Last minute rush is NOT the word!) It's also taught me that the guys in a Rome airport are absolute jerks. I don't use that term lightly either, but believe me every time I go they manage to annoy me. Nor do airlines mind me carrying sharp instruments on planes, but they do have a problem with me carrying water that they can see me drinking and not dying afterwards/growing horns. Oh, and cars are NOT the best way to get to France.
  • Don't drink the water. There is a whole world full of interesting people and places. They are different from what we are used to in our own home town and worth the visit.
  • That all of us have similarities as well as differences.. (And that Subway has the healthiest food for road trips. )
  • Don't leave your valuables unattended for a second.
  • About other people, places, cultures. How they live...
  • People and cultures are different. Some you stare at. Some you join in. Some you never care to return to.
  • It's taught me to be unselfish. We have so much compared to most of the rest of the world.
  • Traveling across the English channel in a hovercraft during rough seas taught me just how eazy it was to throw up.
  • It's a BIG world after all. There are so many things i can learn and all my life to do it in.
  • If you travel internationally you find out a lot about yourself and your place in this vast planet called earth. I learned to respect other cultures and languages and got along fine.I learned the adventure of traveling on the spur of the moment,for unusual and wonderful things happen when not planned.
  • That wherever you go people may have different languages and beliefs, different customs but basically we are all pretty much the same just trying to live our lives the best way that we can. Also I have found that wherever you go in the world the best currency is a smile.It is amazing the wonderful friendly responses you get with a smile
  • How to start conversations with all sorts of people that I don't know at all (and will have to be stuck with for a long time), and how society varies in different places.
  • For some it is a way to settle fears. Like flying, being away from home, closed spaces, etc.
  • How lucky we are, how much I LOVE my country, and how good it feels to be home.
  • To get over yourself and the little microcosm you grew up in.
  • lesson 1:-the essentials that we have taken on a trip rarely come in handy while the things left behind are soemtimes most wanted lesson 2:- the shortcomings and the specialities of our own hometown
  • patience
  • 1) airport security is terrible 2) all the reasons other countries hate america 3) when a pilot is forcible removed from the plane, everyone is delayed and about to miss layovers, and 60 very angry people are at the ticket desk, it's not a good idea for the staff to say "ok, we're taking a break. we'll be back in ten minutes"
  • The world is an armpit.
  • Travel teaches you about culture and people. It opens a world of possibilities for experiences. These new cultures and experiences can help you to understand the world in a whole other light.
  • How easily I can get lost & how I really should have paid attention in geography instead of cheating on those map tests.
  • From traveling I've learned to appreciate other lands and cultures. It's also a really good gauge for how felixble, adaptable and patient I am (or am not).
  • Getting away from your own little space, and learning about other cultures. Finding out that cultures may be different, but people are the same.Meeting and making new friends
  • How awesomely awesome the awesome mc-world is !
  • Travel teaches to respect and honor others-- their beliefs, culture, and that whatever it is doesn't have to be like home to be valued.
  • To love adventure and appreciate what you have!
  • The world is a lovely place with many nice people of different races, cultures and nationalities. And we all share the common yet sophisticated emotion of love, and the will to survive.
  • So many, many things! Often about yourself too. I know most of my travel has opened my eyes to how spectacularly good we have it here in Oz... Very lucky.
  • How great it is to get back to the States when you've been abroad for a while. Our food, our relative feeling of safety and security, our freedoms of movement and expression, our tolerance for other who are different, our wealth (culture, education, and financial). What a country we live in! - we are very blessed, for sure! I love travel and have been all over the world, but it always feels good to get back home on American soil.
  • It lets you see firsthand that your world is also alot of other peoples world too.
  • If you go to an enclosed resort, it doesn't teach anything, if you have the chance to stay somewhere long enough, you can learn many things about the local people and customs.
  • Patience To appreciate other peoples cultures To learn to eat something different than American foods... DONOT bring home weapons that the Gov has problems with.... (Butterfly Knives) :-)
  • hard earned money can be spent in hours but it s fun
  • Next time save more money.
  • basically that people are people, whatever sex, religion or social background. Most people I met on my journeys on bicycle (http://www.bicycle-adventures.com) were good people. Favorite country, because of the people was Iran, though few believe me unless you have been there. Amazing hospitality. Also, traveling has taught me that if you need help, it comes from the most unexpected directions Peter
  • That life is good.
  • No matter how different our cultures are we are all the same. You'll find more good then bad everywhere.
  • It taught me a great deal about what life was like outside of my paradigm.
  • That your personal culture allows you to see things in one way and that there are other cultures which offer alternative perspectives to the way you have lived your life and what you take for granted. It opens your horizons and what is true about life on a broader scale.
  • culture, social activities of the people, and to know the people world wide
  • Hello! I like this question. :) Traveling teaches me about what I love, culture, society, prejudices, racism, politics... it teaches me about what really matters in life.
  • Travel teaches subliminally that anywhere can be home.....someone pay me to travel asap...
  • You can learn so much about other people and cultures. But you also get to see how much we're all alike. Both views are very interesting.
  • That there are many different cultures and many different ways to see things.
  • different cultures and their barriers
  • How to follow a map!?
  • the amazement of different cultures
  • That there's so much I still don't know, so I really have no right to pass judgment on others.
  • How many things there are for u yet to discover
  • How to pack properly. How to plan your trip. How to find places. How different people exist. How different places exist.
  • How thankful and lucky I am that I live in the US. While there are some wonderful places, there are also places that defy any real thoughts of how people live or sustain life. Even the worst places in the US are not like so many places totally absent of any hope.
  • It teaches you about how the world is as diverse as it is vast. Open-mindedness also comes to mind. At the same time, one learns of the importance of differences. Basically, a great way to enjoy life!
  • Thanks for the warm welcome! ^^
  • Travel teaches you that language isn't that important. Gesture and environment can fill most communicative needs. If one is reasonable one can get along anywhere that men can live.
  • Teaches me how to become a better person.
  • In my experience, flexibility.
  • It teaches us that everybody doesn't live exactly like we do. It opens our minds to different cultures and ways of life. I think it might teach us to accept others more and be more inclusive.
  • Make sure you have a nice BM before bording the plane.
  • It tell us life not easy for all. some have great pain in life some are trying to resolve it. and some are not concerning it. it give us a great chance to meet different kind of peoples. it is great.
  • well i learn a lot of other cultures and see other architectures from other countries.
  • Makes me realize how huge the world is and how small and irrevelant I am.
  • To be more tolerant. To be more patient. and to know how entertain myself when my flight has been delayed for 4 hours!!
  • Travel taught me how to appreciate the world and to understand the diversity of people.
  • Travel is f'n expensive
  • It taught me to check my travel insurance very closely if I'm on a tight budget, skip Europe.
  • That you can never accurately judge another person...because you can never be in his shoes. most especially someone who was brought up somewhere you have never laid eyes on, or lived in a place with a way of life in such that you can never imagine...
  • That America is not the best country in the world, people live happily all over the world, there's more than one way to make things work and democracy isn't always the answer.
  • That there is no place like home.
  • patience and safety
  • It has taught me diversity and fairness of places and people.
  • It taught me to always bring alcohol sanitizers but only put them on discreetly.
  • that not to take ur mother in law haha
  • The world's an armpit.
  • Always take a fully charged ipod with you.
  • do NOT drink heavily the night before a road trip.
  • People might be the same but, boy, their cultures sure do differ!
  • That a lot of places deserve their stereotypes and that there are still people like you and me in these countries, that people need to travel outside of their state or country to get some true perspective of how things really are, that there are so many things to gain educationally that one won't necessarily find in a book or hear of one's travels, and to appreciate what you might have long taken for granted and realize that where you are "planted" is the best place in the world!
  • Not to travel.
  • BE PATIENT!!!
  • That traveling to learn is more important than learning how to travel.
  • There`s no place like home.
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  • tolerance. I've worked among many different cultures.
  • That a lot of places deserve their stereotypes and that there are still people like you and me in these countries, that people need to travel outside of their state or country to get some true perspective of how things really are, that there are so many things to gain educationally that one won't necessarily find in a book or hear of one's travels, and to appreciate what you might have long taken for granted and realize that where you are "planted" is the best place in the world!
  • It taught me that their aren't any African Americans in this country (that i have met) and i know I lived in Africa for 5 years
  • That the best part of the journy (for me at least) is always when you're home again. In other words, it teaches me how much I appreciate my home and staying there
  • To appreciate the free things nature have to offer like, peace, serenity, happiness, pure air, I don't know where you live but I live in NYC and pure air is not one of the things we get around here.... but in general traveling allow me to get out of my box literaly and see it (my life) from the outside in :)
  • Plane food is crap
  • Diversity and Culture. I have learned to appreciate other people of different races.
  • Hy=) But i don't travel,i'm working at the Airport,and every day i see people who travels...it's wonerful! I have one advise for you, sometimes you future is depend on such people like...chek-in agent...cause,passengers have many problems with there luggage,transfer flight,carry-on,customs,you often late...O!I think it depend on kind of people...but i try to help...I saw many NO!MUCH! situations when people dosn't know what to do...and nobody can help-AWFUL!=( 1-NEVER BE NERVIOUS!
  • differences in lifestyles mentalities tastes manners/mannerisms traditions cultures politics... it opens your eyes quite a bit and look!! the shocker: it's OK
  • there's more to life! c the world learn it first hand. the view looks better than that of the books and maazines...
  • travel teaches you that there's so much more to life than what you know, that there are no boundaries in what you can learn, and that life is beautiful, in spite of and despite of ... ;-)
  • travel teaches you nothing. the people you meet teach you everything. you can see that pain is temporary. good memories can last forever. love knows no boundaries (including the language barrier...) things might look different but we are all inherently the same. having good perspective on the world can come from years of reading and absorbing what is around you or from years of seeing and experiencing our beautiful earth. don't get me wrong, i've traveled to several continents and find the impact from my trips to be profound. but after all these years it turns out it really is who you're with rather than where you are. :-) but i guess living in constant change through travel helps define personal boundaries you have. especially when you leave behind everyone and everything you know.
  • Travel has taught me, that my way is not the only way. That there are many ways to do the same thing. People have the same basic needs all over the world, just a different way of meeting them. It has given me a look at my county from a different perspective. " People who don't travel only see one page of a book." I am really glad I got see the rest of the pages, they are amazing.
  • To embrace other cultures...when in Rome...don't you dare eat at McDonalds! Take the local scene in...eat the local food...learn some of the language...eat, drink, explore. I have danced with the polynesian dancers in Tahiti, gambled in Monte Carlo, Swiss Alps, Piton beer in St. Lucia, the beer gardens in Germany, a ride in a water taxi to diner on the grand canal in Venice. When given the choice between the new BMW and living life...for goodness sakes...live life!!!! I have never regretted it. I am 28 and am so blessed to have been exposed to so many other ways of life...never complain....always be willing to improvise...and when things don't go your way...just realize you are in a cool place away from work...and make lemonade of of those lemons! Life on earth is short! Party it up before the real party in heaven starts!!! God has made us a beautiful world...get out there and see it!
  • Thankyou!!! (I wrote the comment about Tahiti and Monte Carlo...I don't know how to comment back...I am horrible at technology!). Traveling and Jesus....my two passions.

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