"It is not down in any map; true places never are." - Herman Melville
From Chapter 12 of his masterpiece, Moby Dick, in which we learn the origin story of Ishmael's close companion Queequeg. The specific reference is to the obscure island where Queequeg was born, but we love the universal wisdom in the line.
Nothing reacquaints us with ourselves quite like travel. Here, we have a map that transforms into a Rorschach test, and a compass that points to things truer than North.