Two Months ‘Til Ecuador!

Today marks exactly two-months before we depart for Peace Corps training in Ecuador on January 18, 2012. To mark the occasion I’m sharing some of my favorite travel quotations.

Enjoy, Mari


A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao-tzu

Not all those who wander are lost. – J. R. R. Tolkien

People don’t take trips – trips take people. – John Steinbeck

Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken. – Frank Herbert

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. – Winston Churchill

Half the fun of the travel is the aesthetic of lostness. – Ray Bradbury

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

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. – Anatole France

Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled. – Mohammed

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

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. – Tim Cahill

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

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. – Henry David Thoreau

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. – Mark Twain


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