If Christopher Columbus had not been so stubborn, if he had not exert a certain charm about the Queen of Spain, and, moreover, had not loved so much to sail, we would never have known the Niagara Falls, the Arizona great parks, the Mesoamerican civilizations, the Caribbean Sea, the Andean altitudes, the Tierra del Fuego and the Patagonian glaciers. Not even cheeseburger.
We would not have had even a Neil Armstrong, thanks to which our dreams are no longer populated by little green men with antennae. Without Marco Polo would probably dammed the economic explosion of the East? Without dr. Livingstone would Africa forever remain the Black Continent?
Every land needs a scout, someone to challenge it and to seize it even in a very small part. And we humans travel to be the first to understand something new, intimate, unique from the land that we face, no matter if little nuance or great trace .
In Italy, we try to do it with our tours. And do not call it "trips", please.