travel broadens the mind

travel broadens the mind

proverb One gains greater perspective on and knowledge about the world, other people, and oneself when one travels to different places. A: "I was thinking about taking a year off of work and traveling around Europe." B: "I think that sounds great. Travel broadens the mind, after all." A: "Why is Uncle Jamie so narrow-minded?" B: "Well, part of the reason is that travel broadens the mind, and he's never stepped foot outside of this town."
See also: broaden, mind, travel
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Travel broadens the mind.

Prov. When you travel, you learn things about the people and places you see. Marie: I never realized how well-off most Americans are until I visited India. Jane: So it's true that travel broadens the mind, huh? Everyone who gets the chance should go abroad. Travel broadens the mind.
See also: broaden, mind, travel
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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