A vignette of 19th-century ivory opera glasses, an ivory notebook,lined with aqua silk moire - a gift from my friend Gabrielle - and sea shells on a French creamware platter.
Now, voyager is one of my favourite films. An early 19th-century pocket-sized bibliotheque du voyageur or "library" of essays that a French explorer read on his travels in Africa.
My Banana Republic Correspondent's Bag from San Francisco has accompanied me on most of my journeys as a journalist for more than 20 years. I also have a Banana Republic leather passport case that holds travel documents and several currencies. The latter is looking rather the worse for wear, so I no longer carry it on assignments. Still, I can't bring myself to part with it!
Recently I was looking at camera bags and discovered that Billingham in England manufactures beautiful, yet functional camera bags remarkably similar to my correspondent's bag. Since that bag was made in England, perhaps Billingham produced it for Banana Republic.
And I've linked this award-winning video before, but can't resist doing it again. This short film artfully expresses so much about journeys and their impact on our lives.
What's your most memorable journey? Do tell!