Quote of the Day: James Michener

Dear readers,

I know it’s been awhile, but I’m endeavoring to get back to the blog’s weekly quote of the week. This week’s comes from James Michener, an American Pulitzer prize-winning novelist who lived most of the 20th century, from 1907 until 1997.

According to his biography, he was an avid traveler, staying long enough in each country he visited to become familiar with the customs and to know the people. He traveled the Pacific extensively in particular, and eventually moved to Honolulu, where he became involved in Hawaiian civic affairs. Ten years later, he published his novel Hawaii, and became a best-seller.

So, in honor of a man whose views on travel echo my own, here is your quote of the day, and something to keep in mind for your next trip:

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

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