Travel Inspirations, Wanderlusting & Musings

Wanderlust Wednesday

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

Do you see my yacht?
Do you see my yacht?

Do you see what I see?

Instead of being on my yacht (see above)

I’m at my desk

in my zebra robe

looking out my window

in Atlanta.

 

Travel Inspirations, Wanderlusting & Musings

Magic Monday – Live to Dream….Dream to Live!!!

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” ~ Samuel Johnson

dreams to life To dream is a splendid thing, but what good is dreaming if you don’t throw all you’ve got to make those dreams a reality?  This applies to everything in life (to include travel since this is a travel diary of sorts).

Too often we talk about what we would like to see, do, be but fail forget to apply action behind it. Talk is just talk, empty words for without ACTing there is no ACTION!  Now who wants a life of NO action?

I am often asked about my travels either from the perspective of how I choose one destination over another to how do choose accommodations without ever seeing a place in person.

I can honestly say, 99.99999% of most things in my life that have come to fruition all started with a dream, a vision, or desire of sorts.  My borderline Type-A, can do, 100% Capricorn mind takes over from there until voila, my dreams become reality in living color.

“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

So for the sake of it being the first Monday in May of 2015, let’s make today “MAGIC MONDAY” in that you think of, write down, text to yourself, or otherwise find an image of a place you’d love to visit and pretend you have a magic wand to step outside of yourself so you can visually see yourself in that place; the sights, the sounds, what you’re feeling.  If you’re serious and completely in the moment of this post, your dedication to dreaming in color then you will be reminded of this post and hopefully encouraged to begin planning for your ‘dream’ destination.

Magic Monday Challenge:  If money nor time were an object, WHERE would you go?

~ Travel Well ~

Travel Inspirations, Travels Gone by, Wanderlusting & Musings

I haven’t been everywhere, but……

i havent been everywhere

True.  I haven’t been everywhere, however I must admit EVERYWHERE is pretty much on my list.  Now my friends and family love to joke and say “well where haven’t you been” lol!

It’s funny (to me) how some people upon hearing my adventures will sometimes make a ‘negative’ comment such as “why would you wanna go there” or “I wouldn’t go there” which always signals (to me) someone who is misinformed, closed-minded, or otherwise not a “traveler” in the true sense of the word.

With the exception of Antarctica, (1 of the 7 continents of which 5 I have stepped foot on…..see my “A Wanderlust Past“) there aren’t too many places that I would just turn my nose up to.  For me, nearly every destination is an opportunity to explore new territory and hopefully learn something new about the world and in the process myself.

If I was granted one wish, besides winning the largest Mega Millions lottery EVER and world peace, I would use my wish to give folks a more open mind to travel and exploring the world so they could see just how much it expands your entire being (and ultimately your perspective on the world and the people in it).  It’s like an awakening when you explore, not just ‘vacation’ but really explore and wander about in a foreign land (foreign as in – unfamiliar territory).

Go forth and explore or atleast start by dreaming of places to explore and you never know, the universe may just clear the path so that you can make it happen!!

~ Travel Well ~

Travel Inspirations, Wanderlusting & Musings

Go somewhere, ANYWHERE!

There’s a great big world out there so why not explore as much of it as possible?

The best thing anyone can do is just GO!  Somewhere, ANYWHERE!  Go somewhere new even if it’s just a restaurant or neighborhood, street, or locally in your town, city, state, country, continent!  The value is in the exploration and discovery of something new, somewhere new.  The beauty is not in the destination (although some destinations are beyond breathtaking), the beauty is in the journey and most importantly the journey within yourself.

Just Go!!

~ Travel Well ~