Travel is fatal
to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,
and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things
cannot be acquired by vegetating
in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
— Samuel Clemens                            

Around this wide world's broad expanse
Are places great and small
Whose names fair tingle with romance
And I would see them all.
— Unknown                                
 The differences between Travellers and Tourists:
Icono Clast:
A traveller doesn't know where she's going;
a tourist doesn't know where he's been.

A tourist can list all the places they have been . . . A traveller can
tell you about the people met and stories heard along the way.

A tourist travels to get away from home; a traveller always feels at home.

Barbara Vaughan (bvaughan@*.edu) suggested:
One is more of a snob than the other?

Miguel Cruz (mnc@*.nu) agreed with P J Wallace <pat@*.com> who said:
I am a traveller, you are a visitor, they <sniff> are tourists

and commented
 That's the best illustration of the difference I've seen so far . . .

Middle_Aged_Man said:
 A Traveller is a Tourist who thinks he's special.

Excellent advice to follow just about anywhere. From: yrret@*.net (Terryo) wrote:
Date: 2003-10-02 00:37:35 PST 
Reactions to [cities] seem to be very much an invidual thing. Sure [they're] busy and noisy and confusing and, some- times, dirty. But I agree with those who say that a lifetime is not enough . . .
    Leave your guidebook in your room and go spend an afternoon and evening in [a small neighborhood]. Discover your own sights to see, hang out in the little piazzas, watch the kids [playing] ball, enjoy some [local delicacy]. And after the sun goes down, follow the music and aromas to a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant, not listed in any travel guide, where mama is in the back preparing a meal for you that you will never forget . . .

George Max said:
«In the matter of a vacation, less is more.
«Do less driving, more time at any one site. . . .
«Just 'cause it's "doable" doesn't mean it should be done.»

Icono Clast, 19 June 2005, commented:
Excellent advice well-stated. [Some people's] plans are over-ambitious. [They] should seriously consider spend- ing more time doing less than so little time doing so much.

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