Anthony Bourdain was a chef, author, and television personality who was passionate about food, travel, and culture. Here are 10 quotes from him about travel:
"Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly; you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you."
"Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts; it even breaks your heart. But that's okay. The journey changes you; it should change you."
"If I am an advocate for anything, it is to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food."
"The journey is part of the experience – an expression of the seriousness of one's intent. One doesn't take the A train to Mecca."
"To be treated well in places where you don't expect to be treated well, to find things in common with people you thought previously you had very, very little in common with, that can't be a bad thing."
"I think that one of the great joys of travel is that it allows you to take a step back and see things with fresh eyes, to appreciate the beauty in the world and to understand how other people live."
"It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn."
"You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together."
"Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, and moribund."
"The more I travel, the more I see that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends."