The Quiet Traveler

Audio Slideshow  •  Sophia Dembling  •  10.22.10 | 12:09 PM ET

Sophia Dembling

Dallas-based writer Sophia Dembling is co-author of the Flyover America blog and author of "The Yankee Chick's Survival Guide to Texas." She would love to hear your tales of America, so drop her an email.

10 Comments for The Quiet Traveler

Jennifer 10.22.10 | 12:22 PM ET

Very nice, and very true for me as well!!

Melissa 10.22.10 | 3:10 PM ET

I love this! I’m also an introverted traveler whose most poignant memories are usually of experiences without others around. I love meeting new and interesting people, but I don’t need to to have adventures. And I love to peoplewatch, but find that having a book around allows me to do it without someone thinking my aloneness is an invitation to talk or to pick me up :-)

Thanks for the lovely words and photos-


Chuck Kirchner 10.22.10 | 11:52 PM ET

Nice piece - and not about problems or mishaps or strange goings-on, but about observation and being yourself - “seeing the world our own way,”

pam 10.23.10 | 10:55 PM ET

Oh, Sophia, this is so GREAT. And listening to it, I remembered, a very long time ago staying at a hotel on the French Riviera. It was a rambling pink and while place, and I was the ONLY guest there. I’d forgotten all about that until seeing/listening to this. For that, I thank you.

travel guide perth 10.24.10 | 10:57 PM ET

I like it. So true and very refreshing.

Evelyn Hannon 10.25.10 | 12:51 AM ET

A lovely piece narrated in a lovely voice. The two blend beautifully.

Sophia Dembling 10.25.10 | 10:19 AM ET

Thanks all. And Pam, my very favorite thing to hear in response to personal writing is that I reminded someone of her (or his, of course) own trip. That is always my goal.

Travels in kanyakumari 10.28.10 | 9:04 AM ET

Very good one this.all guys are like it.

Steve 10.29.10 | 8:16 PM ET

Well said… I had never been able to put my finger on exactly what made us I’s unable to really communicate with E’s… “our experiences don’t necessarily translate well” just hit the spot. I had never realized that simple fact: you just experience life differently, that’s what’s going on…

Robyn 12.02.10 | 11:31 AM ET

you just spoke my heart. Sometimes when I travel and someone wants to chat I feel guilty for wanting to just sit, but I need to be polite. Yes, good connections have come out of that but it takes a lot of energy for me when I’d rather just watch the China countryside slip past.

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