“See what is before you, the thing itself. Analyze later.”
“The story of the world is not the story of coups and revolutions. It is the story of lost keys and burnt coffee and a sleeping child in your arms. History [and travel] is the untallied sum of a million everyday moments.”
“What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.”
“Money matters but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important. So are friends. Envy is toxic. So is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude.”
“Maybe happiness is this: not feeling that you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else.”
Have you ever heard of experimental travel? It's essentially a collection of ways to travel based on method over destination - many don't even require you to leave your hometown! A few years ago, Travel gurus Lonely Planet published a book on the subject. It is now out of print, but remains a hot topic... Continue Reading →
“I would not have done anything differently. All of the moments in my life, everyone I have met, every trip I have taken, every success I have enjoyed, every blunder I have made, every loss I have endured has been just right. I am not saying that they were all good or that they happened for a reason...but they have been right." [...]
Since about four years ago, when my travels finally took me out of North America, I've become a weird hodgepodge of customs and terms, so I wrote a little poem about it...
I had the realisation the other day, that this year I am kind of living my ABC Travel idea.
I spent the first half of the year sailing from Argentina through Antarctica and eventually on to Alaska (A's). I started my holidays by visiting family in Tennessee and Texas (the T's). I will finish my holidays by travelling to the Netherlands and Nepal (N's).
Ok, so maybe I'm living the ATNs, ha! In any case, just goes to show that it can be done!