Lots of people profess to love traveling but if you are like most people I know there are many nearby places that you sometimes wish you’ve visited but somehow seem to never get around to actually go to. This fact is quite sad since I believe that the first places we should see and get to appreciate are the ones nearest us, the places where and near where we live. I believe this because I think that…
1. If we are more aware of our immediate surroundings then we can be better citizens. Though very idealistic and vague it rings true (at least for me ^_^) since better awareness of the immediate surroundings, tourist spots or not, will make us appreciate the beauty of our neighbourhood/town/country as well as want to change the “not so beautiful” parts. This can affect our attitude towards the environment, traveling habits (lots of tourists have bad habits because they don’t see the effect n their own background), and maybe even patriotism.
2. It will help the local industry. This is quite simple since you’ll be paying entrance fees, buying food from local vendors and restaurants, paying fare or buying gas from the local station then you’re contributing to the local economy.
3. The economy won’t be getting that much better within the year so you might as well save a few bucks! So if you’re reading this and wondering how you can go someplace new on a budget this might be the time to remember that nearby place you never got around to visiting, then simply get up and GO!
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