If our lives are dominated by a search for happiness, then perhaps few activities reveal as much about the dynamics of this quest – in all its ardour and paradoxes – than our travels. They express however inarticulately, an understanding of what life might be about, outside the constraints of work and the struggle for survival.
— Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel
But to whom does the solitary traveller make reply?
— Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway