Archive for November, 2009

All travel has its advantages

Monday, November 30th, 2009

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. -by Samuel Johnson

There are no stupid questions

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

…all guides repeat to themselves the first rule of guiding: “There are no stupid questions.” After all, it’s in environments like Istanbul – in countries all over the world – that thoughtful travelers get out of their comfort zones and enjoy the easy educational rewards that come with being steep on the learning curve. -by Rick Steves

any four walls that enclose the right person

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

“Home” is any four walls that enclose the right person. -by Helen Rowland

leave your values at the front desk

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Please leave your values at the front desk. -by Sign in Paris Hotel Elevator

the safest road to Hell

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Indeed, the safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. -by C. S. Lewis

How swift was your departure

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
How swift was your departure,
How slow your coming home!
Let’s drink deeply of the good warm wine,
And drown the years between!

-by Su Ch’an I

True freedom is knowing you can leave tomorrow

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

True freedom is knowing you can leave tomorrow. -by Bruce Manson

Travel stirs up my insides

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Travel stirs up my insides. When I am completely and utterly outside of my element, I find that aspects of my life – my habits and thought patterns, even my conscious and unconscious beliefs – become clear to me in ways that they otherwise would not. -by Jennifer Jeffrey

This is what makes travel so utterly fruitless

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it. After that, there remains only the journey itself, which is nothing but the process through which we lose our ownership of it. This is what makes travel so utterly fruitless. -by Yukio Mishima

A lot of people ask me what I have done

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

A lot of people ask me what I have done, and how one man can possibly change the world. It’s impossible for one man to change the world, I just want to be able to look my grandkids in the face and honestly say ‘I have done everything I could.’ -by David Susuki