"I don't think you can see at home how much you need to get away from all the things you've wrapped up in difficulties. You think you know what a journey can offer, but that is precisely what you don't know, and I often think, then, that something new, almost anything at all, is inestimable."– Karen Blixen to Ingeborg Dinesen, dated January 18, 1917. Danish author Karen Blixen, a.k.a. Isak Dinesen, wrote Out of Africa and Babette's Feast.