Money itself won’t improve your travels

“The luxury traveler and his poorer cousin, the common tourist, are constantly encased in gleaming metals and other costly materials; preened mechanically by resentful lackeys; surfeited with overpriced, denutrified victuals; treated to vulgar and expensive entertainments; intentionally or unintentionally lied to; sneered at even by themselves; led like sheep through attractions that bore them? This is not travel; this is butchery of soul. This is how money, an artificial form of energy, distorts reality for its own ends. To travel cheaply, in any form at all, weakens the power of money to trick you into phony realities that profit only the Travel Industry.”
–Ed Buryn, Vagabonding in the USA (1980)

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