Vagabond Travel isn’t a unique concept. Everyone seeks affordable modes of travel and wants to source inexpensive accommodations, transportation and dinning. So of course there is a host of travel services, agencies and online resources offering their assistant. We at Vagabond Travel support them all because they make it possible for people to travel more often, go farther, stay longer, or travel endlessly. What makes Vagabond Travel different from other travel websites and services is why we strive to help people find affordable travel options.
The Vagabond Travel missions is best summed up in this quote by Mark Twain, from “The Innocents Abroad”…
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the Earth all one’s lifetime.
At Vagabond-Travel.com we’ll do all we can to allow people to travel often and far a field because our world is never at peace. Political leaders lie to their citizens to foster suspicion, fear and hatred of the people, governments, cultures and religions of other nations. Political leaders’ lies are believed because they are being told to people ignorant of the facts. If everyone on the planet visited everyone else where they live, learned of their cultures, customs, beliefs and most importantly, their similarities to everyone else, lies told with the ultimate goal of justifying war would not find a receptive audience.
We here at Vagabond Travel know that the vast majority of people on this planet are good, caring souls. We know this because we all travel extensively and meet and learn about the people we’re supposed to fear and hate because others with personal agendas say we should.
Evil people will always share this planet with the greater numbers of good people. However, the evil among us can be marginalized by making sure those who are good people know what is truly in the hearts and minds of everyone else they share the planet with. There is no better way of doing this than to meet them face to face. To sample the foods they eat, learn of their cultures, visit their houses of worship, and even go into their homes.
Another great mind sums it up best…
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. – Rudyard Kipling
There’s an old saying, “The truth will set you free”. True, but a greater truth is, “We all bleed red.” Here at Vagabond Travel we’d like to combine both these insightful observations to create a more 21st century saying, “Learning the truth will stop the bleeding”.
Join us as we travel the planet to meet those we share it with, and to learn how much alike we all are! If you can not travel with us, join us by watching the videos, viewing the photos, and reading the posts and articles about other lands we’ll post here. By doing so you’ll learn of the people we meet along the way and get to know them as well as you do any other neighbour.