A Short Look At #Travel in the Bible

Some of us are just adventurers, seemingly born to travel. I am incurable and it only ever is monetary considerations that manage to curb my movements.

Paul traveled a lot and I think he would have been a pukka travel blogger in this day and age. Imagine how many followers he would have had on social media, what great photos he would have posted to Instagram. Or Jakob, Isaiah, Abraham, last but not least, Jesus.

How wonderful, then, that some 44 bloggers recorded some stirling travel adventures over a period of 1,500 years, for us to follow in the footsteps of great personalities who had gone before us? I think they are greater influencers, even to this day, than any of us can dream to be. As much of their writings still lead people to travel from all over to see Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Judea, the Dead Sea but also Cairo and the rest of Egypt. Greece, Turkey, Rome – these all benefit from great travel blogging done thousands of years ago.

It is amazing to see how travel writing can lure someone into packing that luggage and boarding a plane, ship or train. Or to go on an extensive roadtrip.

Am I right when suggesting that the travel writer follows an esteemed, ancient profession?