Hi from Rick: Why We Travel
As a travel teacher, people have come to respect and rely on the advice I give, whether it's how to plan an itinerary or where to enjoy a memorable meal in Rome. But, while better travel skills can lead to better trips, they are not the reason why we travel. We travel to have enlightening experiences, to meet inspirational people, to be stimulated, to learn, and to grow.
I've been fortunate to experience moments in my travels that have rearranged my cultural furniture, walloped my ethnocentrism, and tuned me in to a rapidly changing world. It's thrilling, and it's humbling. To share what I've learned, for the past dozen years I've been giving a lecture I call "Travel as a Political Act." I enjoy flying all over the US, giving this talk to... Read more