The true traveler
“The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.” — Colette
Of all the reasons I love walking, travel may be the most lasting. I have done a good bit of traveling since I was a girl, and as far back as I can remember, the most remarkable things I saw were seen on foot and not through the window of a tour bus. I am fascinated by the accounts of those who traverse a country or even a continent on foot. I think it would be wonderful to have that much time to simply take in new surroundings every day.
Of course, as Colette points out, part of the secret lies in taking the time. Very few of us will be able to spend a month or even a week traveling on foot, but I encourage you to experiment with walking at times you might normally drive or ride. You’ll see things in a whole new way, and you might even find interesting discoveries that await, now unknown to you, just outside your front door, down your street or in your home town.
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