Do you prefer international or domestic travel? | The Tylt
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The world is vast and adventures await. But at the same time, the United States is a treasure trove of destinations, from Bourbon Street to the Sequoias. Some love the sound of unfamiliar languages and distant locales while others prefer to see all that America has to offer (without the concern of too much unfamiliarity). Which do you love most?
Do you prefer international or domestic travel?
We who live in the U.S. have the good fortune of access to an incredibly varied landscape to explore, whether in the urban excitement of New York City or the vast tranquility of big sky country. But there’s so much to see on our amazing planet. Why limit yourself to one country?
Still, various languages, foods, customs, and cultural distinctions can be overwhelming the further you get from home. For some, that challenge to learn and experience something new is the whole point. For others, there are cultures and sites aplenty right here in America.
Not to take away from the destinations in this country, but we are literally comparing one nation to the whole world. Sure, the Liberty Bell is historic, but so are, you know, the pyramids at Giza.
The United States of America is young. It’s younger than some Parisian apartment buildings, let alone the stupas at Bodh Gaya. It’s more than history, though. You will not experience the kind of cultural immersion going from Kansas to Seattle as you would buying lunch on the streets of Chiang Mai or visiting a Maori marae. It’s the intensity of difference between the home and the destination that makes the travel experience so memorable, increasing a feeling of camaraderie and world citizenship.
The United States is one of the largest countries on Earth. We speak more than 350 languages and practice almost as many religions. It’s a diverse place ethnically, geographically and historically, all of which translates to fascinating travel opportunities.
Though European presence is recent, it’s far from true to say there’s no history here. This land has been a home for human beings for millennia. A trip to the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde, Arizona, is no less a historic experience than visiting the Forum in Rome. Being able to see all this amazement in this country means you can skip the hassle of passports, extremely long flights, exchange rates, or possible hang-ups with your bank or cell provider. It’s more convenient but no less adventurous.
So much to see here!