The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Mark Twain was a great traveler and he wrote three or four great travel books. I wouldn’t say that I’m a travel novelist but rather a novelist who travels – and who uses travel as a background for finding stories of places.
To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.
Travel opens your mind as few other things do. It is its own form of hypnotism, and I am forever under its spell.