For many people, travel not only broadens the mind, it positively points their whole life in a completely different direction, both metaphorically and literally. At the very least it generates fresh experiences and the lasting memories of those often creates fascinating travel stories.
Exploration is by its very nature educational, consequently any kind of travel will introduce new situations that are re-accounted in tales that could be enlightening, humorous, moving, shocking and in many cases all four.
The most stimulating journeys not only acquaint people with the unfamiliar, they help them understand cultural differences and acknowledge alternative customs and beliefs. Somewhere that felt distant, suddenly becomes a connection and viewpoints can be altered completely.
Some of the best trips are not fully appreciated until they are looked back upon. At the time they might well be very challenging; a real test of endurance, nerve and bravery. However, on reflection through their stories, they can help confirm skills and capabilities that were previously thought unachievable.