Aurora Hood Posted about 1 year ago How will travel change local places in the future? There is no mistaking that our world is becoming so much more connected globally. Staying in touch with friends I have met from across the globe is as easy as turning on my phone or logging in to Facebook. Every single day, people have access (and are even bombarded by) global influences. I can only imagine how globally influenced everyone will be in the future! Still, people should not ignore the importance of local influence. The people, experiences, and places that are unique to where we live shape who we are. If we begin to only grow and mature based on influences that are hundreds or thousands of miles away, we will begin to lose sight of what makes us culturally unique. While it is extremely important to experience other cultures and ideas, there is nothing more valuable than knowing that there are people close to you that think and act very similarly to you or have some of the same values and experiences. Everyone should get to experience the world and all it has to offer. At the same time, people should not forget to keep learning from the local people and ideas.