TraveLore (opinions on travel)
The pages of OneBag.com are sprinkled with what I hope to be instructive quotations that pertain more or less to their proximate topics of discussion. But I often come across comments that address travel interests and issues in a broader sense, ones that I consider worth re-reading. So I've collected some of them here.
"What planet would you advise to me to visit now?" he asked.
"The plant Earth," replied the geographer. "It has a good reputation."
Not all those who wander are lost.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
My favorite thing is to go where I have never been.
The fool who traveled is better off than the wise man who stayed home.
Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse.
People travel because it teaches them things they could learn no other way.
A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning.
Travel teaches toleration.
Travel like Ghandi, with simple clothes, open eyes, and an uncluttered mind.
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
When you travel, you are essentially the guest in a foreign country. You are the one with the curious customs.
Guests at the Hilton hotel are frequently reduced to dialing room service to find out which country they are in.
Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.
I love to wander around a good store — it knocks the spots off a museum.
I have found that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than travel with them.
I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.
I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.
… the swiftest traveller is he that goes afoot.
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home.
To feel at home, stay at home. A foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It's designed to make its own people comfortable.
Some travellers think they want to go to foreign places but are dismayed when the places turn out actually to be foreign.
One of the great things about travel is you find out how many good, kind people there are.
I was once asked if I'd like to meet the president of a certain country. I said, "No, but I'd love to meet some sheepherders." The sheepherders, farmers and taxi drivers are often the most interesting people.
A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.
You fly off to a strange land, eagerly abandoning all the comforts of home, and then expend vast quantites of time and money in a largely futile attempt to recapture the comforts that you wouldn't have lost if you hadn't left home in the first place.
We see our homeland more clearly when we are away from it than when we are in it.
The real joy of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
A third-class carriage is a community, while a first-class carriage is a place of wild hermits.
Their concern was how to pretend they had never left home. What hotels in Madrid boasted king-size Beauty-rest mattresses? What restaurants in Tokyo offered Sweet 'n' Low? Did Amsterdam have a McDonald's? Did Mexico City have a Taco Bell? Did any place in Rome serve Chef Boyardee ravioli? — Anne Tyler
Make voyages! Attempt them! There is nothing else.
Nothing can match the treasure of common memories …