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The open road calls out to me.
Been sitting still too long.
There’s so much out there left to see,
It’s time for moving on.

The tank is full, the case is packed,
The cooler, full of food.
Straight on ahead, no going back—
I’m in a driving mood.

—An Graham

 

Hello, and welcome to my blog, in which I share my “driving reasons” to travel, and to help you find your own.

So, why travel? First, is to go somewhere, and to view other places.

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

― Saint Augustine
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
― Gustave Flaubert
“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
― Ernest Hemingway

 “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
― Anita Desai
“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
― Rumi

Second, is to view yourself, your culture, and your society.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

 

All quotes taken from Good Reads.