Time for another excerpt from my new favorite travel writer, Paul Theroux. In his book, ”The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road” he compiles much of the wit and wisdom of his favorite travel writers. Finally, however, he issues his own top 10 list of travel advice. It seems perfectly proper to reproduce, Read More

“A good place to understand the present, and to ask questions about the future, is on the ground, traveling as slowly as possible.” —Robert Kaplan, The Revenge of Geography (2012)

It’s time again, dear friends, to review travel wisdom from writers for the ages. This time, it’s from Evelyn Waugh, widely considered one of the best travel writers of his generation.

As to those literary qualifications which are acquired by habits of writing, and which are so important to an author, my African life has not been favorable to the growth of such accomplishments but quite the reverse; it has made composition irksome and laborious. I think I would rather cross the African continent again, Read More

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. —Ray Bradbury Quotes (Author of Fahrenheit 451)