I think travel is more than just the liberation of the mind and heart. It is more than just the emotion of wanderlust.
I think travel is one of the means for us to be more connected to the world around us. It puts us out into the open world, away from our comforts and into the lives of others.
To travel is to put ourselves at risk of the unknown. To put our safety in the hands of others. To put our trust in strangers from another land.
By travelling, it opens one’s eyes and allows us to experience the lives of people of another land albeit momentarily.
Travelling makes the heart grows fonder and empathetic to the plight of others. It teaches us to be more open-minded and wise.
So, I guess, there are many benefits to travelling.