I've been spending a lot of time with Mark Twain lately, reading the recently-released first volume of his massive (and hitherto unpublished) autobiography. Twain spent much of his life traveling the world, for leisure, health, and financial reasons. Here he is, trying to convince an old friend from Scotland to come visit America:
"Dear Doctor, if you and your son Jock only would run over here! What a welcome we would give you! and besides, you would forget cares and the troubles that come of them. To forget pain is to be painless; to forget care is to be rid of it; to go abroad is to accomplish both. Do try the prescription!"