Travel Writing

Travel Writing

Pico Iyer – Why We Travel

So travel, at heart, is just a quick way to keeping our minds mobile and awake. As Santayana, the heir to Emerson and Thoreau with whom I began, wrote, “There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar; it keeps the mind nimble; it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor.”

Don George – How to relieve stress at the world’s beautiful Zen gardens
National Geographic

Intrinsically appealing and healing, the Zen garden speaks to something deep inside all of us: the need for quiet, contemplation, calm. Happily, you don’t have to travel to Japan to experience these gifts; garden designers around the world have utilized Zen principles and practices to create adaptations in their own homelands.

The Best Pizza in Rome
Condé Nast

Nowhere else in the world treats this takeaway staple with such imagination, verve, and downright panache. Forget thin crust or thick, with cheese or without; Rome takes pizza to the next level.

In Tokyo, Skipping the Hot and New for Enduring Haunts
New York Times

Using a guidebook published more than 20 years ago, a writer searches out the bars and restaurants that express the city’s traditional eating and drinking culture.

“The journey, not the arrival, matters.” – T.S. Eliot

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

“Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.” – Freya Stark