There are certain traits that constitute a born traveler. But they are traits you can cultivate and make your own.
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.
"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." - Anonymous
(Text and photography by Bill Thompson)
The Art of Travel