By being exposed to new places, people and cultures, you'll develop a wider world view. Another reason why people love to travel: it helps open your mind. You realize that there's no one way to live life. Meeting people from other places will show you that your world view isn't the same as everyone else's.
As a first step in planning any trip abroad, check the Travel Advisories for your intended destination.To receive updated Travel Advisories and Alerts, choose the method that works best for you at travel.state.gov/stayingconnected