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On Travelling for the First Time

We can say that people either travel physically or metaphorically. Say for instance, you can use the word travel metaphorically to pertain to life as a great travel. On the other hand, you can also use the word “travel” to mean a physical travel and it is the aim of this article to discuss physical travel.

Kinds of Travels
People travel each day from one place to another. Say for instance, they travel from their home to the supermarket, school, or even to work, and then back to their home. Most people travel for miles to different cities, but each evening, these very same people go back to the very comforts of their homes. These forms of travels are just confined within a country. Yet, traveling to another country is another matter, especially, if one has to travel alone for the first time in one’s life. There is often a feeling of sadness as one bids one country goodbye. The feeling is further aggravated by the thought that one might not be able to go back immediately because one has to stay abroad for several years. Yet, as Alexander Solzhenitsyn once said, “those who go away carry the memories of those who were left behind in their travel bag.”

Well, it is but natural to feel sad and afraid whenever one leaves one’s country or homeland for there is always an element of uncertainty and the feeling of being out of control whenever one travels and one is confronted with a new culture and environment. For this reason, many would rather prefer to remain in their country because of the anxieties associated with travels. However, for some reasons, many were forced to travel to find greener pastures and hence, they got to face the consequences of being out of control in a foreign nation. Faced with the prospect of being uprooted from their motherland, these people need encouragement, and hence, should be greatly encouraged by their families and friends to face their fears that are associated with this uprooting process from their motherland. Giving some inspirational quotes of travels to these people can greatly assuage the fear that usually accompanies travels. Likewise, some of the top inspirational travel quotes from great travelers of the past can readily encourage these “would-be” travelers to face their journey with determination and hope. The great quotes on travels by Buddha, the prophet Mohammed, St. Augustine, and the Greek philosophers Horace and Aristotle can readily come in handy in calming the apprehensive hearts of these would-be travelers. Likewise, the writings of modern writers such as Francis Bacon, T.S. Eliot, and John Steinbeck surely will uplift the sagging spirits of these people. Moreover, the thoughts on travels of these great writers would greatly serve as fortifying and strengthening thoughts for those who are bereft of courage and determination to readily engage in travel.

Lastly, the hardest thing about traveling away for the first time is taking the first step towards the unknown. People who are about to travel for the first time have to gather enough courage to take the first step. Yet, once they were able to take the first step, they would readily find the succeeding steps easy and manageable.