It's always struck me in both Lord of the Rings and in The Wheel of Time that characters boasted (or worried) about being X distance from home which in the grand scheme of things was hardly any distance at all. In both cases it was said to show how little they had traveled until then - and how far they went after that.

What's the furthest YOU have gone from home?

Lisa Shea, Low Carb and Video Games Editor
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