We all look back at some time or other and wonder why we didn't listen to our instincts. Why did we hestiate? Why did we lose our dreams?

By Diane Griffith

You go away for a long time and return a different person - you never come all the way back

By Paul Theroux

Looking back I can see that there have been no breaks from one departure to the next; I start planning again before we've even arrived back home.

By Barbara Hodgson

You can go everywhere, but in the end you run back into yourself.

By Constance A. Dunn

Bulgaria, I reflected as I walked back to the hotel, isn’t a country; it’s a near-death experience.

By Bill Bryson

Home is where the backpack is

By Savannah Grace

No matter how deeply you come to know a place, you can keep coming back to know it more.

By Rebecca Solnit

This is reality, back home is routine.

By George Ikilikjan

I pity snails, and all that carry their homes on their backs.

By J.R.R. Tolkien

My mind has a time machine; it can travel back to the past when I close my eyes and in my dreams it travels to the future.

By Munia Khan

...That's the difference between backpackers and holiday makers. The former can't help but invite hassle whilst the latter pay to escape it.

By Harry Whitewolf

I mean this: every time I come home, I feel like I'm coming back to the world, and when I leave Macomb it's like leaving the world.

By Harper Lee

A donation to the police officer's back pocket should have you on your way without a problem.

By S.A. Tawks

I would rather have 10,000 stories than 10,000 in my bank account @myhumancompass Roy ('Backpack') Baron author of Looking Glass Shattered.

By Roy Backpack Baron

When coming back, we may notice we have changed because others haven’t.

By lauren klarfeld