Archive for November, 2010

greatest reward and luxury of travel

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted. -by Bill Bryson

Our Nature lies in movement; complete calm is death

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Our Nature lies in movement; complete calm is death. -by Blaise Pascal

we’re all citizens of the world and members of a global family

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Thoughtful travelers know that we’re all citizens of the world and members of a global family. Spinning from Scotland to Sri Lanka, from Tacoma to Tehran, travelers experience the world like whirling dervishes: We keep one foot planted in our homeland, while acknowledging the diversity of our vast world. We celebrate the abundant and good life we’ve been given and work to help those blessings shower more equitably upon all. -by Rick Steves

Alone I wander a thousand miles, and I ask my way from the white clouds

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Alone I wander a thousand miles, and I ask my way from the white clouds. -by Maitreya

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get. -by Frank A. Clark

time to enjoy a European trip

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking. -by George Ade, Forty Modern Fables

redesigned Hell in the light of information he had gained from observing airport layouts

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

The devil himself had probably redesigned Hell in the light of information he had gained from observing airport layouts. -by Anthony Price

where we go, and what we do when we get there

Friday, November 19th, 2010

It’s where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are. -by Joyce Carol Oates

On a Sunday morning, when you can stay in bed, the warmth somehow loses its charm

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

We experience the ecstasy of freedom at the moment of becoming free – when the schoolboy escapes from school, when the grown man averts danger or emergency – just as you most enjoy the warmth of the bed when you have to get up in five minutes on a freezing winter morning. On a Sunday morning, when you can stay in bed, the warmth somehow loses its charm. -by Colin Wilson

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going. -by Paul Theroux