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February 7, 2011

Travel is like adultery

“Wanderlust is not a passion for travel exactly, it’s something more animal and more fickle—more like lust. We don’t lust after very many things in life. We don’t need words like ‘worklust’ or ‘homemakinglust.’ But travel? The essayist Anatole Broyard put it perfectly: ‘Travel is like adultery: one is always tempted to be unfaithful to one’s own country. To have imagination is inevitably to be dissatisfied with where you live … in our wanderlust, we are lovers looking for consummation.’”
–Elisabeth Eaves, “Wanderlust,” World Hum, February 12, 2009

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  2. Adriano Says:

    This could explain why there is so much adultery among travellers – at least among those who travel for a work.
    It’s a known fact, that it does happen, although (I keep explaining this point to everybody) not so often than people think. Actually it is pretty rare… sigh!

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