(In reality it is more like a goaty road at evening as your car descends the hill in a cloud of caprine dust, and the lights of Samarkand city shimmer ahead.)

Readers of these pages will need little selling on reasons to travel, and already have a bank of such travel memories to draw on, and with plans and hopes for more. This index to some travel topics links to advice relevant depending on the reason for the trip you are planning.

Travel for practical reasons edit

Holiday and religious travel edit

Family occasions edit

Categories of travellers edit

See Concerns#Categories of travellers.

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