Excerpt from Travel Tips on Travel Trips: Containing Seventeen Hundred Interesting, Classified Questions on Travel Answered in the Burton Holmes Travelogues
T IS possible that someone else may have said - before I set I it down myself - To travel is to possess the world. The ... saying, therefore, may or may not be original, but with every passing year it seems more and more true. The verb to possess seems at first glance a selfish one. To heap up material possessions for ourselves is selfish; to possess merely for the sake of possessing can give us but little pleasure and no genuine satisfaction.
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