Archive for July, 2010

wild with longing for the whole unvisited world

Friday, July 30th, 2010

I would have gone anywhere with anyone … wild with longing for the whole unvisited world. -by Christopher Isherwood

Travel becomes a political act only if

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Travel becomes a political act only if you actually do something with your broadened perspective once you return home. -by Rick Steves

Up, lad: when the journey’s over there’ll be time enough to sleep.

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Up, lad: when the journey’s over there’ll be time enough to sleep. -by A. E. Housman

the shortest distance between two points can be a curve

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

As regards obstacles, the shortest distance between two points can be a curve. -by Bertolt Brecht

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. -by Thomas Edison

We can communicate an idea around the world in seventy seconds

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

We can communicate an idea around the world in seventy seconds, but it sometimes takes years for an idea to get through a quarter inch of human skull. -by Charles Kettering

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. -by James Oppenheim

Once a place becomes special, it’s no longer special.

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Once a place becomes special, it’s no longer special. -by Peter Storey

introduces you to new ways of being and seeing

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Living in a foreign country not only gives you a deep understanding of another culture, it introduces you to new ways of being and seeing that are of inestimable value on later journeys. -by Tom Swick

Maybe I’ve drunk the Buddhist Kool-Aid

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Maybe I’ve drunk the Buddhist Kool-Aid, but it strikes me that every trip is a kind of death and rebirth. -by Eric Weiner