We believe this quatrain by Hans Christian Andersen truly expresses our philosophy of travel, especially the third line that says, “To roam the roads of lands remote.” I did some research for the origin of this quote and haven’t yet nailed it down. I read in one place that this poem is from “The Snow Queen,” and yet other sources say it is from The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography. I did a Google text search of the latter but found nothing. If you can shed light on the origin or publication of this lovely poem, please share it with us in the comments section below.
To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.
—Hans Christian Andersen