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Why We Travel: Interpretation

“Thus travel spins us round in two ways at once: It shows us the sights and values and issues that we might ordinarily ignore; but it also, and more deeply, shows us all the parts of ourselves that might otherwise grow rusty.” In here, Iyer explains the two sides to traveling: the surface of traveling, and the true effects it has on us. Initially, we may not notice our own personal growth, but eventually, by pushing ourselves outside of our own comfort zones and trying new things, we learn so much more about the people we truly are.