Bob Wallace reminds us of the joyful things that travel brings

Having read a New Zealand Herald Travel column that told us "what to loathe about travel" I thought it timely to strike back.

In fairness, the loathe list was leavened with some tips on how to prepare for the less-appealing aspects of travel. But surely the weight of experiences tilts much more to the "what to love about travel" side of the scales.

Not necessarily in ranking order, here are just some from the "travel loves" lexicon:

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Family and friends enjoying an outdoor meal in a courtyard together. Photo / Getty Images
Family and friends enjoying an outdoor meal in a courtyard together. Photo / Getty Images

Meeting new people

Every trip you are likely to go on, you