The Art of Travel

Flexibility and resilience are indispensable, as are curiosity, intelligence, an open mind, a hunger for new vistas and, in some cases, a certain toughness.

Why do we travel? Why should we? How can we make a journey more rewarding and meaningful? That's the subject of my new book, Why Travel? A Way of Being, A Way of Seeing, a companionable guide to getting the most from our journeys, foreign and domestic. 

Becoming One

The Born Traveler

       Why travel?

(Text and photography by Bill Thompson)


There are certain traits that constitute a born traveler. But they are traits you can cultivate and make your own.

"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." - Anonymous