We all have our own reasons to travel. Some explore with reckless abandon, and go wherever the wind blows them. Making connections to people all over the world is easily at the top of my list of why people should travel. Truly authentic travel experiences can open your mind to life’s endless possibilities. Travel allows us to do away with ignorance and prejudice, and find common ground with people who might appear to be very different from us. Discovering new cultures and people from all over the world developed my confidence more than anything else.