Travelling as a Hobby
Travel, in the youngest sort, is a part of education and, in the elder a part, of experience. Some may think otherwise; to them visiting churches, monasteries, castles and fortifications, libraries, etc. is a sheer waste of time. They may further say that one can read the accounts of these or see films of the important places of the world. They forget that the touch of actuality gives a different type of sensation and satisfaction.
Travelling may be an expensive hobby but it compensates for the financial loss. If a traveller has an interest in life and its manifestations, one can find much to keep oneself absorbed and happy. A student of any stream can definitely find something of his own interest and studies. One can definitely find everything that satisfies his intellectual and sensuous cravings.
As a hobby, travelling keeps us busy during leisure time; it is the best method to utilize time. Till a person breaks from a dull routine, physically and mentally; one cannot find satisfaction. Travelling helps us to achieve this break. At a new place, one is curious to know and eager to gather all the unknown information about the place which he has neither read nor heard before he gets thrills and surprises which keep the interest and enthusiasm alive and encourages us to keep our journey on.
While travelling, one comes across a number of people from varied backgrounds and places. By interacting with them, he comes to know about their heritage also. In case one has a psychological bent of mind, one increases one’s experience and power to understand others. Understanding human nature is, perhaps, the best part of education. Travelling satisfies all demands of a good hobby-it is absorbing education and refreshment to the mind, body and soul.