American writer and painter, Henry Miller, once said, “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Miller wrote one famous travel letter Aller Retour New York on his visit to New York and return to Europe via a Dutch ship.
A while ago, I referenced author Mark Twain, whose quote I felt captured the essence of travel. I found another that I believe has merit as well.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.
How does travel entice further discovery? Miller seems to emphasize that travel is a matter of perspective. Is it? How can you grow as a person by experiencing new things? If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?