will travel, will sail, will fly

June 16, 2011 § 1 Comment

Catch NPR’s latest offering on the art of travel. Read “Five Tips For Making Travel Meaningful” here — featuring two of the best writers in the genre. Say Paul Theroux and Pico Iyer and you have the most distinguished names in travel writing. The excerpts reproduced from their books 100 Journeys for the Spirit  and The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments From Lives on the Road will get you dreaming of that next, new place you’ve been itching to encounter.  ( Like, horseback riding on the turquoise waters of Turks and Caicos. See.)

Consider this quote from Theroux: “The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown, to bear witness to the consequences, tragic or comic, of people possessed by the narcissism of minor differences. Chekhov said, “If you’re afraid of loneliness, don’t marry.” I would say, if you’re afraid of loneliness, don’t travel. The literature of travel shows the effects of solitude, sometimes mournful, more often enriching, now and then unexpectedly spiritual.”

Read the rest here.

May all roads lead you to happy journeys!

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§ One Response to will travel, will sail, will fly

  • no better travel guide than theroux for me. 🙂 miss you, bookshine. safe travels. i’m not yet back on blogger mode after our trip as facebook mode wore me out. captioning-fatigue set in and ruined my mood to write longer blog entries. for now. catch up with you soon.

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