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Why Travel Matters explores the profound life lessons that await anyone who wishes to learn what travel has to teach. With engaging prose, delightful wit and a distinctive style, Craig Storti infuses his own experiences traveling the world for 30+ years with quotations, insights, reflections and commentary from famous travelers, great travel writers, historians and literary masters. Storti’s vast knowledge of the literature makes him an expert curator of astute gems from the likes of: St. Augustine, Mark Twain, Somerset Maugham, D. H. Lawrence, Bruce Chatwin, Aldous Huxley and more.


For those who have truly travelled, this is a warm, familiar tale; for those who only tour or sit at home, this may be the spark needed to whet one's wanderlust.
San Francisco Book Review
A philosophical and anthropological exploration of how the act of travelling alters the traveller.
Nick Hunt, author of 'Where the WIld WInds Are'
A highly intelligent and deeply engaging book that examines not only the beauty but also the importance of travel.
Thomas Swick, author 'The Joys of Travel: And Stories that Illuminate Them'
In practical steps, Why Travel Matters demonstrates ways we can go beyond mere tourism to become enlightened participants in new places everywhere. For all travellers - not to mention interculturalists - this book is a must.
Fanchon Silberstein, Former Director The Overseas Briefing Center, US Dept. of State
The farther I got into this book, the more I wished I had read it 50 years ago. Invaluable.
Sandra M. Fowler, President-Elect SIETAR USA