I’ve shared travel quotes from the little notebook I’ve been collecting them in for more than 15 years. Naturally, I’ve come up with more since I published that post, and I wanted to share a few from Frances Mayes in her book, A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveler. Her descriptions of place and even of travel as a whole really are captivating me, and I recommend you read it yourself.

If you’re like me, you’re nowhere near Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. You’re more like Lifestyles of the Broke and Fabulous. And yet, you sometimes want to see places that cater to the other half (or rather, the 2%). Like Hotel del Coronado, where rooms cost upwards of $300. Or that Michelin-starred restaurant in the south of France. Here are some sneaky ways to experience these places without having to file bankruptcy. 1. Spend the Day There Hotel del Coronado is 20 minutes from my house. I can’t afford to stay the night, but I can afford an overpriced…