“One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it’s left behind.”

— Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit, Share via Whatsapp

“Life is beautiful if you are on the road to somewhere”

— Orhan Pamuk, The New Life, Share via Whatsapp

“Besides, if it was the wrong choice, what difference was one more bad decision going to make?”

— S.A. Tawks, Mule, Share via Whatsapp

“The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it s easy to fall off.”

— Anderson Cooper, Share via Whatsapp

“You must know where you are going, to find out how to get there.”

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Share via Whatsapp

“Wherever you go, go with the wholeness of your heart.”

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Share via Whatsapp

“WHAT I HAVE LEARNED SO FAR Doctors told me I would die within six months. That was two years ago. I decided, in spite of the doctors’ opinions, that traveling around the world would be more fun than dancing with The Reaper. Tough times are the constant companion of a 70-year old with arthritis, degenerative spinal disease, and a liver cancer diagnosis—but so are blessings and miracles. This trip has, so far, brought me almost exactly half way around the world from where I started. It has been great fun, adventure, experience, and offered wonderful insights into different cultures. But it hasn t taught me much about humanity that I didn t already know. It has confirmed a lot that I already suspected. People everywhere and anywhere are a lot more similar than different. Most are trying to be decent and happy, but all have different definitions of what “decent” and “happy” mean. There are a small number of seriously self-centered jackasses, but even they are also just hunting happiness in their own warped fashion. The nice people can be awfully cruel at times. Cruel people are occasionally nice. No one gets out alive but most folks act as if death only happens to other people. There is very little real consciousness of mortality going on. Actually, there is precious little consciousness going on at all. Folks seem to do a lot of life habitually and without any deep awareness of their thoughts or actions. Very few realize how many choices they have. Many folks seem busier strangling life s opportunities with irrelevant and often inaccurate historical misinformation than are actually taking advantage of those opportunities. They don’t realize that a lot of what is called tradition turns out to be no more than peer pressure from dead people, and that it lacks any valuable or even real substance. They seem swept away by the current of life, like a body trapped in the current of a wide river. They don t realize that there are banks on both sides of any river that we can swim to, climb ashore, and find golden new possibilities waiting for us. *continued at”

— Doug Ten Rose, Share via Whatsapp

“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.”

— saint Augustin, Share via Whatsapp

“May God point the right road for your journey.”

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind, Share via Whatsapp

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, Share via Whatsapp

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

— Lao Tzu, Share via Whatsapp

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

— Anita Desai, Share via Whatsapp

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one s lifetime.”

— Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad / Roughing It, Share via Whatsapp

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”

— Lao Tzu, Share via Whatsapp

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel s sake. The great affair is to move.”

— Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, Share via Whatsapp

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness, Share via Whatsapp

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

— Marcel Proust, Share via Whatsapp