Summer is the time of the year where some of us are ready to enjoy some well-deserved time off. Besides getting disconnected from my busy life, I always make sure to go somewhere new even if it’s locally. Traveling opens my eyes, brings me joy, and most importantly gives me the opportunity to see the world through different lenses.
Those are my favorite quotes about traveling.
The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page. Saint Augustine
I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. Mary Anne Radmacher
I am always amazed by the difference amongst us. Learning about new ways of eating, talking, and even dressing is so enriching and only by traveling that I can appease that thirst for knowledge. I am still trying to absorb the beauty within the world.
Traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. Ibn Battuta
Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. Gustave Flaubert
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
Every now and then, I take my kids on a mini road trip. Regardless, how crazy life can be, now is the only time I have to do that with them. I cannot plan for later, tomorrow does not belong to me. This quote of Mark Twain reinforces my thinking: “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you did do”.
What I have also realized, I do not have to travel miles to see beauty. We can find true beauty in our own town or the one next to us. We just need a little trip to discover great beauty.
I hope you take time to travel, to explore the world and learn, start by taking a little trip. Enjoy the summer, and remember: “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself” Matthew Karsten