Archive for November, 2011

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. -by William Feather

She persists in her belief that the Northwest rains not only nurture and renew, but consecrate and sanctify

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

She persists in her belief that the Northwest rains not only nurture and renew, but consecrate and sanctify. -by Tom Robbins

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. -by Jacques Yves Cousteau

Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy… Or they become legend. -by Jim Harrison

The traveller doesn’t know where he’s going, the tourist doesn’t know where he is

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

The traveller doesn’t know where he’s going, the tourist doesn’t know where he is. -by Henry Rollins

There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. -by Jawaharlal Nehru

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. -by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. -by Paul Theroux

Travel only with thy equals or they betters

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Travel only with thy equals or they betters; if there are none, travel alone. -by The Dhammapada

What’s the most important thing people can learn from traveling?

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

What’s the most important thing people can learn from traveling? A broader perspective. They can see themselves as part of a family of humankind. It’s just quite an adjustment to find out that the people who sit on toilets on this planet are the odd ones. Most people squat. You’re raised thinking this is the civilized way to go to the bathroom. But it’s not. It’s the Western way to go to the bathroom. But it’s not more civilized than somebody who squats. A man in Afghanistan once told me that a third of this planet eats with spoons and forks, and a third of the planet eats with chopsticks, and a third eats with their fingers. And they’re all just as civilized as one another. -by Rick Steves