Published: February 14, 2017
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By: Scott Rushing, SDSU College of Business Administration
A Journey Across the Pond
This past January, a good friend and myself traveled to Europe for the first time. We decided to go to London to get a better understanding of the culture as well as the deep historical roots the city and surrounding lands have. Talking with locals really gave me an understanding and appreciation for other ways of life. Although England has many similarities to the United States, there was, and still is, much to learn about where our country came from. The travels really brought together the lessons that are taught in history books. It is a humbling experience to see so much of humanity’s past, from the mystical feel of Stonehenge, to the graves of famous mid-evil kings and queens in museums, to WWII monuments, to present day architecture and civil rights debates held in parliament. The art of traveling can help anyone become more acceptable and understanding of other cultures and societies and broaden the perspectives of the individual on just about every aspect of life. This trip started my desire to become more acquainted with what the world has to offer, and what I can offer the world.