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


Becoming One

(Text and photography by Bill Thompson)

The Born Traveler

The Art of Travel


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. 

       Why travel?

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

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

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