Pilgrimages…seem to call to us from within, urging us to go to them and promising to complete us in some way if we do…these are not mere dots on a map, but places loaded with meaning that draw travelers to them.  And when we go—when we reach these places, that through their stories have reached into us—it's as though our inner world unites with the outer… 
~Michael Benanav author of “Men of Salt: Crossing the Sahara
on the Caravan of White Gold”