Why Do We Travel??
One of my highlights of Virtuoso Travel Week was attending a lecture presented by the esteemed travel writer, Pico Iyer, on "Why We Travel". Prior to this event, I had not heard of Mr. Iyer but his talk was incredibly inspiring. I couldn't find a video version of the talk he gave to us, but I did find this Ted Talk which is excellent:
(All photos are of Kyoto, Japan, Mr. Iyer's adopted home and a city where I am thrilled to be visiting later this fall. )