THINGS near us are seen life-size, and distance, while it enchants the imagination, destroys the reality. That is a good
We live in a world of systems and safety nets, and we learn at an early age how to navigate
All About Going Abroad by Harry A. Franck Brentano’s, New York (1927) The first obvious question of the prospective
For what gives value to travel is fear This well known quote attributed to Albert Camus often appears in lists
I remember when flying was a luxury experience, when the flight attendants were nice to you and everyone got a
There’s nothing necessarily wrong about being a tourist. A tourist is somebody who happens to be more interested in the
What is interesting is to find, in that continuity, the less-obvious differences of texture: the signs, the markings, the assemblages,
The conversation was always about ‘help, help, help,’ but nobody ever asked if what we were doing was needed. With
But a part of me admires the candor. I’ve been led to understand that, when traveling, one does not generally
Above all is enjoyment with no utilitarian objective, which it is the main business of both travel and education to
Didn’t we want to Couchsurf in such a remote place? Well then, this is the time to suck it up.
Foreign Faces by V.S. Pritchett Bloomsbury 2011 (first published 1964) Literature is made out of the misfortunes of others. A
The business traveler should bring only what fits in a carry-on bag. Checking your luggage is asking for trouble…There are
We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started
What draws me in is that a trip is a leap in the dark. It’s like a metaphor for life.