Archive for January, 2011

I am looking for the people who have always been there

Monday, January 31st, 2011

I am looking for the people who have always been there, and belong to the places they live. The others I do not wish to see. -by Norman Lewis

Travel is anytime you leave your front door

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Travel is anytime you leave your front door. -by Rob Solomon, Groupon

The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for. -by Louis L’Amour

make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks. -by Jack Penn

Hacks wait for shortcuts that they never seem to find

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Hacks wait for shortcuts that they never seem to find. Like true explorers, successful travel writers pull out a machete and a compass and start moving. -by Tim Leffel, “Travel Writing 2.0″

But we love the Old Travelers

Monday, January 24th, 2011

But we love the Old Travelers. We love to hear them prate and drivel and lie… -by Mark Twain

He who would travel happily must travel light

Friday, January 21st, 2011

He who would travel happily must travel light. -by Antoine de St. Exupery

biggest hurdles to traveling to a forbidden destination

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

I think that the biggest hurdles to traveling to a forbidden destination are the propaganda machine and the hostile, uninformed reactions of fellow Americans who really know nothing about the countries in question or about the laws regarding travel there. There’s also the fear that we’re doing something terribly unpatriotic by going to these off-limits places. I don’t think there’s anything further from the truth. -by Julie Schwietert Collazo (managing editor of Matador Travel and frequent visitor to Cuba)

In hotels rooms, free of the clutter of my life

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

In hotels rooms, free of the clutter of my life, I can think again. -by Eric Weiner

You are here to enrich the world

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. -by Woodrow Wilson