Rolf Potts on travel preparation

“You can’t ever dream up the perfect travel formula while you’re still sitting at home. What seems like paradise when you’re planning your travels — be it white sand beaches, archaeological wonders or exotic textile markets — will eventually seem somewhat normal after a few weeks or months of living on the road. Moreover, so many new things will happen in the process of reaching these places that you’ll probably outgrow your original travel motivations. As new experiences and insights take you in surprising new directions, you’ll gradually come to understand why longtime travelers insist that the journey itself is far more important than any destination.”
–Rolf Potts, Vagabonding (2003)

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