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The Travel Bug

The world is a mirror and travel has this way of peeling back our hidden layers. It makes a lie out of some of the stories we’ve been telling ourselves, and it shines a light on good parts as yet undiscovered.

It challenges, grows, expands and inspires us in ways that we never expected. We lose ourselves; we find ourselves.

I’m missing travel terribly at the moment. For someone who is a traveler, their world and experience of life has shrunk immensely in the past year and a half.

Do you like to travel? If so, how are you feeling in this new reality? And are you still dreaming of your next travel adventure, or have you given up (at least for now)? The sad thing is, after a year and a half of this life shut down, I see people giving up on many things that matter to them.

I’m still holding a torch for seeing Mount Fuji and the cherry blossoms in Japan some day. We can’t give up. We MUST keep dreaming, planning, envisioning, intending. What is (are) your future travel dream(s)?

The world and the life you want are of your making and it all begins in your mind.

Inspirational Quotes:

“Not all those who wander are lost.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ St. Augustine

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ~ Anita Desai

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius

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

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” ~ Mark Twain

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

“We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” ~ Ray Bradbury

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.” ~ Paulo Coelho

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ~ Ruminator

“The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.”


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Travel | Culture and places, a world full of new faces. You discover you. | HartHaiku.com

Travel | To Discover You

The world is a mirror, and travel has this way of peeling back our hidden layers. It makes a lie out of some of the stories we’ve been telling ourselves, and it shines a light on good parts as yet undiscovered.

It challenges, grows, expands and inspires us in ways that we never expected. We lose ourselves; we find ourselves.

Inspirational Quotes:

“Not all those who wander are lost.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ St. Augustine

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ~ Anita Desai

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius

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

“The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.” ~ Wallace Stevens

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” ~ Mark Twain

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

“We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” ~ Ray Bradbury

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.” ~ Paulo Coelho

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ~ Ruminator

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Water | Essential to Life

There is nothing like world travel to radically change one’s perspective on life. Living in Asia and South America, poverty has been much more visible to me than it ever was in my middle-class western upbringing. For many people in the world, life is still very much at the survival level, worrying about how to attain just the basics: Food, shelter, clothing. And one of the biggest essentials of life is clean drinking water.

For the past year or so, our household has had intermittent 12-hour water stoppages to service in our home, due to work being done to upgrade the system in our barrio (Spanish for neighborhood). Being the admittedly spoiled westerner that I am, I find it highly inconvenient and frustrating to not take my shower right when I want to, or, not to be able to just quickly turn on the tap to do dishes. But, I have easy access to bottled water and the money to purchase it. I do not go thirsty.

It has given me great cause to think about the value of water, my owned spoiled wants (as opposed to needs), and further about the shifting yard stick in our richer world societies for what is important and essential. When you lose even temporary access to a life essential such as water, it brings you head on with reality. You begin to value more that which about two billion people in the world do NOT take for granted.

Having this wider perspective leads to more gratitude for what one has, and a thought process about what is really important in life. Food for thought for the impending World Water Day this March 22nd.

For more about the value of water and bringing it to those who don’t have it, visit The Waterbearers website. Their estimate that approximately 2 billion people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water at or near home falls into line with my research on other websites. Women and children in poorer nations walk miles daily for that liquid gold, water.

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