When Do You Become a ‘Seasoned’ Traveller?

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”—Robert Louis Stevenson

I was preparing to fly last Tuesday; cleaning, packing, planning , communicating and connecting, when this topic arrived in my head.

So many of the aspects of travelling from place to place, have become familiar, of course I try not to take this planning for granted lest the travel gods hear my thoughts and place that familiar spanner in the works!

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.”

—Caskie Stinnett

The day before I had this thought, I had been chatting with friends when I became aware that I had lived in the same city for 35 years; not just the same city but the same suburb of that city!

In my current life of perpetual travel which I commenced seven yearsago, I realise that, thanks to travel, I have completely transformed in almost every aspect of my life.

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”

—Miriam Beard

When you think of it, constant travel can be the perfect evolutionary tool-but does that mean a life of deep rootedness leads to stagnation? And does becoming a perpetual or seasoned traveller inevitably lead to greater awareness and enlightenment?

Don’t be a tourist. Plan less. Go slowly. I traveled in the most inefficient way possible and it took me exactly where I wanted to go.”—Andrew Evans

When I looked up the word “seasoned” I found a spectrum of possibilities

4 thoughts on “When Do You Become a ‘Seasoned’ Traveller?

  1. Beautiful post Kate, your pictures makes me want to travel again. I do travel a lot but have longer spells
    at home. I don’t like to travel as a tourist either as you don’t get to feel the depth of the culture the
    same way.
    Still, group tours shows so much beauty too .


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  2. Another great post. I think of “seasoned” as it applies to cooking – it’s about adding more flavour and depth, to food/life. The seasoned traveller is not your “meat and three veg” traveller (though, that “meal” has its place every once in a while).

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