The following travel sayings sum up a review of a journey upon returning home.
Each travel holds an unexpected gift, which can alter perspectives either in regards to travelling itself or in regards to rediscovering home. This very well can influence a traveller’s life.
And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.
You will bring back pots and pictures. A sheaf of photographs. A jingle of coins. But you will bring back more. A vision of a wide world. Remembered laughter. New friends. New understanding.
No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
The pleasure of leaving home, care-free, with no concern but to enjoy, has also as a pendant the pleasure of coming back to the old hearthstone, the home to which, however travelled, the heart still fondly turns, ignoring the burden of its anxieties and cares.
--Herman Melville, Travelling--
He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.
Travel broadens perspectives and teaches new ways to measure quality of life. Many travellers toss aside their hometown blinders. Their prized souvenirs are the strands of different cultures they decide to knit into their own character.
--Rick Steves, Europe Through the Back Door--
Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.
In telling the tale of my travels, I am made complete. The art of learning fundamental common values is perhaps the greatest gain of travel to those who wish to live at ease among their fellows.
Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.
Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.
Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.