It may not be perfect, but the more you see of the world, the more you understand it and begin to see things from other perspectives. With each place you visit, you take a little piece of it with you when you leave until your soul is filled with all these beautiful little memories to cherish.
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.
I love taking photos while I travel. Looking back at them, I’m always transported back to the place where it was taken, remembering all the amazing adventures I’ve had over the years.
Lately, however, all of my Facebook memories have been reminding me that for the past ten years, I’m always away having fabulous adventures during the summer months: climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, exploring Alaska and the Yukon, travelling around Asia or backpacking around Europe. This summer, I’m at home, working and feeling jealous of my previous summer fun…..
Guess it’s just about time to hit the road again!
‘Travel is the best education you can give yourself.’
Growing up, I heard this advice a lot from my Grandma as she was showing us photos and telling us all about her latest trip.
She saw the world and inspired me to do the same.
A lifelong teacher, she knew the value of education, but also knew that the world had so much more to offer than you could ever find in a classroom.
Only while immersing yourself in someone else’s way of life do you realize how alike we truly are. Thank you for instilling in me this love of travel and need to constantly be educating myself.
Happy birthday my travelling Grandma! I hope everyone up there enjoys your travel stories as much as I always did! Xo
This beautifully sums up my thoughts on travel. Always explore and learn about the place you’re visiting and go live a life full of adventures!
Growing up, every time I would see a map or hear stories about other people’s travel adventures, I would dream of the day I too could get out into the world and see it all for myself. Now, all these years and countries later, whenever I see a map I still stop to take a look a dream about where I’ll visit next.
As my travelling grandma used to say ‘Travel gets into your blood.’
I’m pretty sure mine starts in the heart and makes it’s way through my body with every beat.
Beauty and the Beast has always been a favourite Disney movie of mine, so I was very excited to see the new live action version.
Growing up I loved Belle. The book-loving, small town girl who dreamed of adventure, always reminded me of myself.
I loved to sing the opening song and would belt out ‘I want adventure in the great wide somewhere, I want it more than I can tell”, which remains one of my favourite Disney lyrics.
And so, like Belle, I’ll continue to seek new adventures and hope you do too.
This is one of my favourite travel quotes and as I’ve just set out on a two week Asian Adventure it feels fitting. As much as I love reading about travel there really is no substitute for actually getting out and seeing the world for yourself. It really is a remarkable place!