Archive for May, 2010

get the narrower by going farther

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Some minds improve by travel, others, rather, resemble copper wire, or brass, which get the narrower by going farther. -by Thomas Hood

Travel sleep is, after all, an activity.

Friday, May 28th, 2010

If a commitment to “slow travel” is what distinguishes today’s aware modern traveler, well, what is slower than sleep? Travel sleep is, after all, an activity. -by Daisann McLane

half the people are below average

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Don’t expect much of a country in which half the people are below average. -by Lawrence J. Peters

find the absolute rhythm

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

As I watched the seagulls, I thought, “that’s the road to take; find the absolute rhythm and follow it with absolute trust.” -by Nikos Kazantzakis

share perspective-changing stories

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Tourists can go to Prague, Norway, Ireland, and Central America and learn nothing of a people’s struggles. Or they can seek out opportunities to connect with people (whether professional guides or accidental guides) who can share perspective-changing stories. -by Rick Steves

blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood

Monday, May 24th, 2010

The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood. -by Sir Richard Burton

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey. -by Babs Hoffman

On a long journey even a straw weighs heavy.

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

On a long journey even a straw weighs heavy. -by Spanish Proverb

as small as a world and as large as alone

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone

-by e.e. cummings

Will it fascinate the reader? It won’t.

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

It’s natural for all of us when we have gone to a certain place to feel that we are the first people who ever went there or thought such sensitive thoughts about it. Fair enough: it’s what keeps us going and validates our experience. … But that is ground already covered by multitudes of people. … The article that records everything you did on your trip will fascinate you because it was your trip. Will it fascinate the reader? It won’t. -by William Zinsser