Cities Were Always Like People

“Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel […]

I Left My Seaport

“With the need for the self in the time of another I left my seaport grim and dear knowing good work could be made in the state governed by both Hope and Despair” – Roman Payne | Travel Quote of the Day

One City Gives You Gifts

“This was how it was with travel: one city gives you gifts, another robs you. One gives you the heart’s affections, the other destroys your soul. Cities and countries are as alive, as feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people. Their degrees of love and devotion are as varying as with any human relation. Just […]

In The Boundaryless Forests

“In the boundaryless forests, there’re dancers of nude. Yet in the confines of pasture, there’s promise of food. On which is your side? Ô, but tarry and bide, ere you decide, in both do confide” – Roman Payne | Travel Quote of the Day

My Love Caried A Roadmap

“When she was a child, my love carried a road-map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs” – Roman Payne | Travel Quote of the Day

I Am A Wanderer

“Alexander the Great slept with ‘The Iliad’ beneath his pillow. Though I’ve never led an army, I am a wanderer. I cradle ‘The Odyssey’ nights while the moon is waning, as if it were the sweet body of a woman” – Roman Payne | Travel Quote of the Day

A Place That Could Not Exist

“As a very young man, I thought of Europe as a place that could not exist except in the imagination, in glorious dreams, and through the careful lies of the silver screen” – Roman Payne | Travel Quote of the Day

I Wandered Everywhere

“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side” – Roman Payne