For some, such as the woman in a remote corner of Afghanistan who may never once venture more than five miles from the village in which she was born, the journey is not far. For others, such as the fourteenth-century Muslim from Morocco named Ibn Battuta, who at the age of twenty-one set off on a thirty-year trek and traveled an estimated seventy-five thousand miles, the journey is far indeed.
Wherever you fit along this spectrum,
Wherever you fit along this spectrum, 30 Reasons to Travel is put together with you in mind. The book, based on observations and insights gleaned from the author’s extensive experience abroad, offers concrete reasons for traveling to distant lands. But it does so in a way that also has application for the reader who will stay close to home. Through both words and images – more than 275 photographs accompany the text – the book invites the reader to consider how he or she is part of a journey that the world as a whole is already on. It is a journey that includes things such as strangers and trains, laughter and music. It is a journey in which no one person is the center, and in which there is much to explore.