Why do people say “travel broadens the mind”? Because travel forces you to think and behave creatively, and respond to situations you could not have anticipated. As a traveler, you literally have to see the world from a different perspective, which means saying goodbye to your comfort zone. However it is our ability to learn from experiences and embrace change, rather than react to it, that broadens our outlook. Ultimately, our appreciation and understanding of ourselves and our place in the world strengthens when we travel..