Monday, July 18, 2005

Two types of travelers

Travelers divide into roughly two camps: those who travel to fill their heads and those who travel to fill their hearts. Head travelers are easy to spot – they are all maps, detailed itineraries and cameras. Heart travelers tend to be found in out of the way corners, staring dreamily at ancient walls or errant flowers.

With head travel, the itinerary is easy to create, but the end objective is unclear. With heart travel, there is no particular itinerary, but the objective is achieved with each new adventure. With one approach, you get pictures, and with the other, stories.

“The longer I’m here, the less I feel like I have to go see.” Yvonne