Archive for August, 2010

being at home everywhere and yet nowhere

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Traveling carries with it the curse of being at home everywhere and yet nowhere, for wherever one is some part of oneself remains on another continent. -by Margot Fonteyn

being attached to little

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little. -by Cheng Yen

having a definition of travel

Friday, August 27th, 2010

I realized that having a definition of travel at all does nothing for you, except allowing you to miss out on valuable life experiences. -by Kelly Goodman

delight in the foreignness of foreigners

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

…the understatement, the self-ridicule, the delight in the foreignness of foreigners, the complete denial of any attempt to enlist the sympathies of his readers in the hardships he has capriciously invited. -by Evelyn Waugh, on the properties of a good travel writer

the usual cacophony of choices

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Travel not only widens our world but, thankfully, narrows it. On the road, the usual cacophony of choices is reduced to a pleasant hum. -by Eric Weiner

Embrace the detours

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Embrace the detours. -by Kevin Charbonneau

only in adventure

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves. -by André Gide

live a life you never wish to vacate

Friday, August 20th, 2010

The trick isn’t to find time to take a vacation, it’s to live a life you never wish to vacate. -by Peter West Carey

designed to make its own people comfortable

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. -by Clifton Fadiman

cannot change your destination overnight

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction. -by Jim Rohn