As you may have gathered (or not, depending on how well I’ve done so far) April is the month of the A-Z Blogging Challenge, where bloggers try to write a post a day for the whole month. Each day is inspired by a letter of the alphabet, and today’s letter is Q. Not the easiest letter of the alphabet, but quotations fits the bill nicely. So I thought I’d serve up some travel quotations today…starting with one that pretty much sums up our motivation for embarking on our adult gap year!
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
Robert Louis Stevenson
One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.
Make voyages! Attempt them… there’s nothing else.
My idea of travel is a downward travel really. Getting to know where you are, better, and exploring feelings that you know more deeply. I always think that thing ‘knowing something by heart’ gives you a depth of possibility which is more potential than seeing new sights, however marvelous and exciting they are.
A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.
If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.
This blog post is part of my attempts at the A-Z Blog Challenge for April – today’s letter is Q! I confess I wrote this post in advance, to increase my chances of completing the challenge!