“Our siblings push buttons that cast us in roles we felt sure we had let go of long ago – the baby, the peacekeeper, the caretaker, the avoider…. It doesn’t seem to matter how much time has elapsed or how far we’ve traveled.”

“In America there are two classes of travel – first class, and with children.”

“Vacation: a period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need.”

“My situation is a solemn one. Life is offered to me on condition of eating beefsteaks. But death is better than cannibalism. My will contains directions for my funeral, which will be followed not by mourning coaches, but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white […]

“Television is not the Truth. Television is god-damned amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers and football players. We’re in the boredom killing business.”

“Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.”

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”