The Traveling Spirit

For as long as there have been records kept in the written form, the human race has showed an instinct and need to travel and discover new worlds and cultures, even if at first it was just to see if there was something else at the end of the rainbow. From the days of Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Marco Polo, Francis Drake, Vasco de Gama, George Vancouver and many others, the traveling spirit has always been a part of our essence.

Today’s climate, with the worldwide lockdown and having all the major airports closed, along with international flights cancelled for the better part of the last few months, has certainly confirmed that there has not been a time over the past 50 years in which the travel experience has been missed and appreciated as much as right now.

Yes, present-day technological and communicational advances certainly allow us to close the gaps between continents and stay in touch with what happens in different parts of the world, but it will never be the same as actually visiting The Big Apple and taking an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Time Square and many other major attractions that the greatest city in the world has to offer. Or maybe, staying in the United States, wanting to check out the Grand Canyon, the San Diego Zoo, the Walk of Fame or Mount Rushmore is more to your liking. Perhaps you’d like to take an inter-continental flight and visit the likes of the United Kingdom, as the opportunity to get acquainted  with different nations (other than England, of course) within the same kingdom, such as Ireland, Scotland and Wales is one that doesn’t present itself every day. If Europe is not your cup of tea, then maybe you could visit Australia in Oceania or South Africa in the African continent.

What all those countries, along with many more in the world, have in common is that, in order to fully enjoy your travel experience, knowing how to speak English and communicate with the natives is a must. There would be no better way to appreciate those cultures without the use of the language.

KOE’s Fast & Easy method, with its many resources and visual aids, is the one option that can get you to speak English in short time, so that you can maximize your travel experience once the pandemic is over and you can say to yourself: “Yes, I lived life to the fullest”.

Alfredo E. Clark.


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