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November 12, 2012

Travel is a quest for difference (which makes it odd when we don’t find it)

“All travel is to some extent the quest for difference, and the more different (or exotic, or wild) a place is, the better. That is why we get annoyed when we go camping only to find the woods full of yahoos with radios and coolers of beer, and why it can be a bit depressing to fly halfway around the world only to see the people there wearing the same brands, eating at the same franchises, and listening to the same music as we get back home.”
–Andrew Potter, The Authenticity Hoax: How We Get Lost Finding Ourselves (2010)

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2 Responses to “Travel is a quest for difference (which makes it odd when we don’t find it)”

  1. Roger Says:

    “All travel is to some extent the quest for difference, and the more different (or exotic, or wild) a place is, the better…” I love this idea. I haven’t always been as receptive to “different” as I should have, but I truely believe this is what makes the experience better. If only more of us could embrace this.

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