What is The Wayfarer?

Sometimes you have to go before you know. Exploration begins with an open mind, an insistent drive and some ingenuity. It requires some risk. Embodying this spirit of my Mormon heritage and folklore in today’s modern world, every week The Wayfarer travels to discover new places, people, ideas and traditions, keeping in mind the sage words of Lao Tzu:

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”

Referenced in pop and Mormon culture, wayfarers are small sail boats used for day journeys; hip and edgy mid-century sunglasses introduced by Ray Ban that revolutionized eye-wear beyond the typical metal frames of the day; and the inspiration for a beloved Mormon and Christian hymn. Capturing the symbolism of all three, this column can be one small vessel we use to embark on exploration that changes our everyday view, while honoring that from which we came.

Join us Mondays as we wander and roam around the world.