Lately my focus has been to explore locally, traveling to nearby New Zealand destinations rather than leaving the country. Then I found this quote: “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” ~ G.K. Chesterton.
I am not sure that I fully agree with the quote. I think both are important in travel. We love traveling to foreign lands, and let’s face it, New Zealand was a foreign land eleven years ago when we first arrived. So, twisting the quote for my needs, I come up with: “When traveling, remember to explore locally and visit one’s own country with new eyes, as if it were a foreign land.” ~Rhonda Albom
Some of my recent New Zealand highlights:
- Photo Highlights of 2014: Birds in New Zealand
- Auckland’s Seafood Festival – A Culinary Anniversary Treat
- Exploring Waipu Caves, Northland, New Zealand
- A Visit to Bennetts Chocolates of Mangawhai
Do you consider it travel when you explore locally, or only when you leave the country?
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