Stories about travelers are as old as humankind.
One of the earliest travelers’ tales was Homer’s Odyssey, from 800 B.C.E., the story of Odysseus’ journey home after the Trojan Wars.
From Homer to Dante, Xuanzang , Marco Polo and Cervantes to Halliburton, to Kerouac, Durell, Theroux, Iyer, writers have taken their readers along on their travels, whether the journey is fiction, non-fiction, or a combination of both.
“The traveler sees what he sees.The tourist sees what he has come to see.”
– G. K. Chesterton
He who does not travel does not know the value of men.
– Moorish proverb
“The World is a book, and those who do not travel
read only a page.”
– St. Augustine