A Lonely Place

“You wind back the clock several decades when you visit a Lonely Place; and when you touch down, you half expect a cabin attendant to announce, “We have now landed in Lonely Place’s Down-at-Heels Airport, where the local time is 1943 and the temperature is… frozen” – Pico Iyer | Travel Quote of the Day

We Travel To Lose Ourselves; To Find Ourselves

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently […]

Remoteness And Seclusion Are Many Worlds Apart

“Bhutan all but bases its identity upon its loneliness, and its refusal to be assimilated into India, or Tibet, or Nepal. Vietnam. At present, is a pretty girl with her face pressed up against the window of the dance hall, waiting to be invited in; Iceland is the mystic poet in the corner, with her […]

Places Every Traveler Has Missed

“Everyone is a Wordsworth in certain moods, and every traveler seeks out places that every traveler has missed” – Pico Iyer | Travel Quote of the Day

Serendipity Was My Tour Guide

“Serendipity was my tour guide, assisted by caprice” – Pico Iyer

Travel is Like Love

“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end” – Pico Iyer