To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.
Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sight-seeing.”
Daniel J. Boorstin
The trouble with travelling back later on is that you can never repeat the same experience.
Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
You define a good flight by negatives: you didn’t get hijacked, you didn’t crash, you didn’t throw up, you weren’t late, you weren’t nauseated by the food. So you are grateful.
Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.
Henry B. Adams