you don’t have to go very far

LTM: What do you say when people make excuses for not traveling?

PT: It’s like people who say, “I don’t have time to read.” It’s just an excuse, and it’s a pretty lame excuse. I can understand why someone might not have enough money to travel to distant places, but you don’t have to go very far to travel. You can find difference, and something to see, anywhere.

LTM: What do you bring with you wherever you go?

PT: I really wouldn’t go anywhere without a book to read. Also a notebook and a pen.

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