I love to travel, because of the great beauty that this world contains. But it’s not all beauty in the world, and a traveler must be prepared to witness the full spectrum of the human conditions in his or her travels, as Samuel Johnson noted.

…whoever surveys the world must see many things that give him pain. -Samuel Johnson, Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (free for your Kindle or Kindle software)

Writing Prompt: Describe a scene of great contrast.

Journaling Prompt: What have you seen when travelling that caused heartache?

Art Prompt: Poverty

Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about poverty that goes unaffected by tourism dollars and how they can choose travel that changes that.

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