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Why Do People Travel?

by Guest Travel Writer Lysha Rohan
One thing that many travelers have in common is the strong desire to experience new cultures and see new locations. However, note that while there are travelers who are after pure fun and adventure, there are also those who do it to experience the culture of a place. Others are after seeing historical and scenic sites.
No matter what your reasons are, traveling is surely a great way to take a break from your daily life. It lets you unplug from technology and engage in new activities. When you travel, you will realize that surrounding yourself with new people who do not know anything about your past is actually empowering and liberating. To motivate you further to take that flight to your dream destination, here are some of the other reasons why many people love to travel:
1.To build character – Traveling builds character as it helps you become wiser and more open to accepting new opportunities. It allows you to have authentic experiences of various cu…
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Bethany Hamilton and Her Shark Encounter in Hawaii

The little island of Oahu I once lived on is surrounded on all sides by miles and miles of ocean. Visiting the beach was one of our favorite activities. Boating, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming and boogie boarding kept us cool and happy. I love the ocean, but once in a while, I worry about what may be lurking beneath the tranquil turquoise expanse. Here is a true story about a shark encounter. Speilberg did such a good job on his movie Jaws, that I still remember it every time I go into the ocean. There is a very inspirational story about a young surfer girl from the island of Kauai. A movie was produced on the islands of Oahu and Kauai based on the autobiography of Bethany Hamilton. She has competed and won professional championships for six years after having lost her arm to a shark when she was thirteen years old. Bethany has the heart and soul of a champion. Born in Hawaii, at age eight she entered her first surfing competition. She went on to win some championship meets and won s…