"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page," emphasises that if you never go anywhere, you have a very limited view of the world.
Not all of us can travel the whole globe, but just making travel a priority — even to a new place a day's drive away — can be eye-opening. Mark Twain is quoted as saying in The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It:
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
Maybe 2013 will be a great year to put your travel dreams in motion?
Quotes About Travel [Goodreads]