“One sure sign of travelers is their relationship to maps. I cannot say how much of my life I have spent looking at maps, but there is no map I won’t stare at and study. I love to measure each detail with my thumb, to see how far I have come, how far I’ve yet to go. I love maps the way stamp collectors love stamps, not for their usefulness, but rather for the sheer beauty of the object itself. I love to look at a map, even if it is a map of Mars, and figure out where I am going and how I am going to get there, what route I will take.” —Mary Morris, Nothing To Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone (1987)
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