Famous Writers on Travel: Part II


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?

4 thoughts on “Famous Writers on Travel: Part II

  1. Great post, Nicolette! I love these quote and completely agree! I would also add that it’s important to look at things with a fresh eyes and take chances whether BOTH near and afar! =D

    1. Oh, definitely! Some great advice from a traveler like you! Perspective is very important and helps one be as open minded as possible.

      1. It’s just so much EASIER to see things with fresh eyes and take chances when traveling! When we’re back in our daily life routines, it;s much more of a challenge to get out of our comfort zones! So we tend to forget to do both when we’re local!

        1. Very true. You can easily fall into a comfortable pattern in daily life. In travel you have the opportunity to take a splash and experience something new!

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