I just got back home from my vacation. I had to be up at 2:30 this morning to catch a bus to Montego Bay from Negril, and after a long layover in Miami I’m home, but pretty much exhausted. Anyway, I’ll be back to regular posting soon. Expect many beach pictures to follow shortly!
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
Travel is intensified living— maximum thrills per minute and one of the last great sources of legal adventure. Travel is freedom. It’s recess, and we need it.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
A few months old, but a great video. Seize the day, have an adventure, live life, make it count!
He who does not travel does not know the value of men.
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
I need to stop watching documentaries! The more documentaries and travel shows I watch, the more destinations I have to add to my travel wish list. It’s getting a little ridiculous.
I just finished watching Rick Steves’ Iran special (you can find it on Hulu for free here), and I thought “wow, I would really like to go there”. I have always had an interest in Iranian history and Persian culture, but watching this show really gave me a desire to go there and experience it firsthand. As he points out, Iran is not nearly as dangerous and anti-western as it is often portrayed in the media, and I would jump at any chance to challenge my worldview through travel.
The problem though is that I’m just a college student barely making minimum wage. Until I have a real income I can hardly afford to take off across the world on some crazy adventure. I guess until then I’ll keep watching travel specials, reading, and expanding my list.
Do not tell me how well educated you are or how old you are. Tell me how much you have traveled and I will tell you how much you know.
Consider the cuisine sightseeing for your palate.” - Rick Steves