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Why Travel Matters

Why Travel Matters

Janna Graber's Travel Blog

Travel takes you down unexpected roads, such as Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia.

Travel takes you down unexpected roads. Why not give in to the journey?
This sod-roof house can be found at Skansen, Stockholm's living air museum. Historical homes from around Sweden have been preserved and moved to Skansen.

In Stockholm, Sweden, summer is something to be celebrated. Why not join the party?

There are times when I want the phones, the TV and the computer all to go away.
The author and her friends, Esther and Melanie, exploring the village of Gruyeres, Switzerland.

Travel brings new perspective. A chance to look at life from the outside for a while, to remember what is important and what is not.
Paris at Night

When the sun goes down, Paris becomes a whole other city.
Cafe in Paris

First impressions can be wrong. I was wrong about Paris.
Map of Paris

You'd think that I'd be overcome with excitement at the thought of the City of Lights. And I am -- sort of.
Traveling in Germany

Even the best-laid travel plans can take on a life of their own.

When you leave a place you love, you leave a part of you behind.

Our family of 10 rarely traveled, but that didn't stop us from experiencing the all-American road trip.

Not all trips go as planned. Sometimes they go even better.

You can tell a lot about a person by the screensaver or desktop wallpaper on their computer.

As they say, Texas really is a whole other country.

There are stereotypes about every destination. Many of them are way off-base, while other stereoptypes hold a grain of truth.