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No Foreign Lands
100 of the Most Inspirational Travel Quotes of All Time
From an idea by
David S. Miller
Cover design or artwork by
David S Miller
Hal Amen, Julie Schwietert
Juxtaposing the most memorable and thought-provoking quotes with fascinating images from around the world, NO FOREIGN LANDS is an inspirational meditation on how we travel.
From the introduction: "Over the last decade, the internet has given us the ability to travel almost anywhere, to connect with other travelers as well as locals, and to transform our journeys into media with the power to reach millions. This has made way for an unprecedented travel culture worldwide. We have entered an age where not only being world travelers, but feeling very much at home in the cultures and native languages of multiple countries, has become the everyday reality of thousands of people. Collectively, we form a nation of permanent travelers. Among many of us is a growing sense that there really are no 'foreign lands' out there, but simply more places, people, and cultures to get to know."
NO FOREIGN LANDS includes quotes from: Reinhold Messner, Jim Harrison, Rumi, Willa Cather, Doug Peacock, Duke Kahanamoku, George Mallory, Jorge Luis Borges, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jack Kerouac, John Muir, Albert Einstein, and dozens more.
As opposed to a simple collection of travel adages NO FOREIGN LANDS is a diverse collection, drawing from a variety of works and touching on five themes.
MOMENT is about thresholds, about defining moments in our journeys, and how travel relates to perception, memory, and identity.
PEOPLE recognizes the different ways we see others, and the relationships we create while traveling. It s about lessons learned from other cultures, and how they re carried home, giving new perspectives on where we re from.
TERRAIN looks at the topography of a journey, and how it s inspired and ultimately informed by our connection to the land and the ways we explore it.
TRANSPORT is about getting from one place to another, the pleasures and suffering, the romanticism and reality of being on the road.
PLAY reflects on the example given us by children: to make yourself at home wherever you go. It s a reminder how lightheartedness, folly, and foolishness will always be at the center of travel.
NO FOREIGN LANDS brings together some of the most important words on travel ever spoken or written, and helps develop new meaning and context for today's "travel culture."
- Publication Date:
- Dec 08 2011
- 0615552420 / 9780615552422
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Full Color with Bleed
- Related Categories:
- Travel / General