TraveLore (outlooks 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.
People travel because it teaches them things they could learn no other way.
Fascism is cured by reading, and racism is cured by travelling.
A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning.
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
Travel teaches toleration.
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.
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?
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.
Make voyages! Attempt them! There is nothing else.
I have found that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than travel with them.
The real joy of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
Travel like Ghandi, with simple clothes, open eyes, and an uncluttered mind.
To set sail somewhere is more important than life itself.
It is also required of the pilgrim to patiently and discreetly put up with the stupidities and imperfections of his fellow pilgrims and companions.
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.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
One of the great things about travel is you find out how many good, kind people there are.
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.
A third-class carriage is a community, while a first-class carriage is a place of wild hermits.
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.
I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.
I love to wander around a good store — it knocks the spots off a museum.
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.
Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.
The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.
People don't take trips; trips take people.
How many things there are that I do not want!
They should tell you when you're born: have a suitcase heart, be ready to travel.
There are three things that no one can advise another person for or against. One is marriage, another is waging war, and the third is visiting the Holy Sepulchre. These things often end badly.
I always carry a couple of books.There's the book that I'm going to read and the backup in case the book is terrible.
Nothing can match the treasure of common memories …