Travel Quotation 72 – Daniel J Boorstin

     American historian, Daniel Boorstin, once wrote,
          "The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sight-seeing.’"
        I thoroughly agree with the author. Travelers should be actively involved in their travels, seeking interactions and making connections. This is why I prefer to design and conduct my own trips, and why I walk rather than take buses when I get to a destination. Unfortunately, my days of extreme adventure are over, because of my age, but active does not necessarily mean strenuous, despite what this writer indicates, and I can still handle moderately strenuous activities (you’re as old as you feel). 


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