Traveling Thursday – Valentine’s Edition

In the spirit of the day, I’m breaking from travel tips and instead reflecting on love of travel. There’s something magical about starting a journey and having new and amazing experiences. Of course it isn’t always amazing. There are times when the trip is hard and the hotel is bad, but good travelers always find something to salvage the journey – even if it’s just the hilarious stories they’ll have to tell.

I’m leaving you with some of my favorite quotes about travel. If you have some of your own to share, leave them in the comments.

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Carlo Goldoni

“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

“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.” – Bill Bryson


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