Why we travel
Peru's Machu Picchu, discovered 100 years ago, has drawn many a tourist to the Inca Trail. (CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)
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We’ve all heard the quotes.  “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” Or, “it’s not the destination, but the …
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Why we travel

We’ve all heard the quotes.  “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” Or, “it’s not the destination, but the journey that counts.”

 

As lovely as all that sounds, the reality is that when you’re traveling, the journey can be a pretty miserable ordeal. Screaming babies on 12-hour flights, hour-long airport security lines or engine trouble in the middle of that epic cross-country road trip.

 

Yet when you lay your eyes on Machu Picchu for the first time after that grueling three-day hike through the Andes, or dive into the cerulean waters surrounding your villa in the Maldives after 15-hours of straight travel, it’s all worth it.

 

In this CNNGo assignment, we want to know why you travel. Share your favorite travel experience by submitting a photo and telling us how the shot represents that memorable journey you took.

 

For inspiration, check out this CNNGo gallery of spectacular Myanmar sights.

 

   

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