Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Brilliant Letter On Traveling Rather Than Succumbing To "Settled" Bourgeoise Temptation

The Letter This Man Wrote His Girlfriend After Traveling the World With Her Will Break You

"Each year you asked me, and each year I gave you a reason why we should wait."

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” Herman Melville

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Gustave Flaubert

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Andre Gide

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” Samuel Johnson

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” This is an apocryphal saying attributed to Saint Augustine

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” Mark Twain

Best Travel Quotes

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Anonymous

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” Aldous Huxley

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” Ray Bradbury

“Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” Peter Hoeg

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” James Michener

“When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” Clint Borgen

“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

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” Lawrence Block

Image result for chesterton quote traveler tourist

Alan: Yesterday, my 19 year old son compled the Pacific Northwest Trail, walking 1200 miles from central Montana to Washington's Pacific coast. 
Danny (aka Caribou/Strider) left Montana on June 17th, 2017 and reached Point Alava on July 30, walking over a "marathon" a day. 
Last year Danny and I climbed Maine's Mt. Katahdin, the peak of which is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. 
Danny "bounced all over the place" during his six months walking the AT, arriving at Mt. Springer, Georgia, on December 18th, a journey that culminated with a harrowing sub-zero, snow-swept, "no-one-else-on-the-trail" trek through the Smokies which - at the time - were sometimes ravaged and often threatened by The Gatlinburg Fire.

My hat is off to this remarkable lad!

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” Antoine de St. Exupery

“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” Shirley MacLaine

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” Susan Sontag

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” Wendell Berry

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” Robert Frost

“Oh the places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss

Best Travel Quotes

No comments:

Post a Comment