Can Travel Change You – A Conversation With the Editors of Intrepid Times

by Jennifer Roberts

In a recent essay in The New Yorker, “The Case Against Travel,” Agnes Callard argues that “[t]ravel turns us into the worst version of ourselves while convincing us that we’re at our best.” A point she makes again and again is that we are convinced we should travel in order to experience a change but that the actual act of travel ultimately changes us very little.

We disagree.

In this episode of the Intrepid Times Podcast, Nathan and I dive into the role of intentionality and humility in travel, discuss the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that travel can change us, explore some of the trial and tribulations of our early travel experiences, and offer ideas for how travelers can make sure travel changes them for the better. This was a fun conversation, and we can’t wait to hear what you think!

Listen to the full conversation here:

(You can also listen on Spotify or iTunes.)

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