Archive for October, 2011

There is nothing wrong with fear; the only mistake is to let it stop you in your tracks.

Monday, October 31st, 2011

There is nothing wrong with fear; the only mistake is to let it stop you in your tracks. -by Twyla Tharp

Making travel goals is good.

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Making travel goals is good. Bucket lists help us dream – but they can limit us, too, forcing us to rely on biased ideas about ourselves and the world. The best travel carries us beyond our own notions and lands us somewhere new. -by Andrew Evans

Perhaps being a traveler is what makes you friendlier to strangers.

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Perhaps being a traveler is what makes you friendlier to strangers. -by Brian Yen

People don’t take trips – trips take people.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

People don’t take trips – trips take people. -by John Steinbeck

Old men and far travelers may lie with authority.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Old men and far travelers may lie with authority. -by Anonymous

It is far easier to travel than to write about it.

Monday, October 24th, 2011

It is far easier to travel than to write about it. -by David Livingstone

Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about?

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive – it’s such an interesting world. -by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In some cases, visiting a country on a tour ruins any opportunity to really learn about that place.

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

In some cases, visiting a country on a tour ruins any opportunity to really learn about that place. While that may be a lost opportunity and a costly mistake, it can also be a valuable lesson. Any one of those tourists could return and, with a different attitude (and better guidebook advice), be welcomed not as a customer, but as a friend. -by Rick Steves

If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you’ve imagined. Venice is – Venice is better.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you’ve imagined. Venice is – Venice is better. -by Fran Lebowitz

I wish people didn’t feel the need to create some sort of divide between travelers and tourists.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

I wish people didn’t feel the need to create some sort of divide between travelers and tourists. I think it’s great when anyone gets out and explores the world regardless of whether they want to do it by cruise ship or hitchhiking. Traveling is such an important component to bridging cultures. Who cares how people make that happen? -by JoAnna Haugen