A Traveler's Journey
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
Travel Leisure Article
There are ways to expand your horizons from the comfort of your sofa
These feel like dark days for the footloose; airlines grounded, trains reduced, ports closed and we, the population, secluded in our homes with our freewheeling days a distant memory. Yet it’s hard to be entirely gloomy with those I love in proximity, the sun blazing as I write, the rooks boisterously cackling in trees top-heavy with nests awaiting new life.
My Great, Wide, Beautiful World, as explorer Juanita Harrison described it in the early 20th century, is still spinning on its axis. Harrison is just one of 50 female explorers whose accounts I gathered in an anthology called Wild Women, which has just come out in paperback. With our own lives at a standstill, it may prove a timely publication.
When I was compiling their stories, I often found a direct correlation between the high quality
With the world off limits, Sarah Baxter celebrates places that rarely appear on the travel map – and urges us to look beyond the obvious When I wrote a book called Hidden Places, I wasn’t expecting the concept of hiding to be quite so on-trend… Right now, being...
Let’s be realistic. Travel will be one of the last areas of life to return to full normality once the Covid-19 pandemic fades. It’s not just a question of when restrictions in this country may be lifted so that we can actually leave our homes in the first place. Nor...