In many areas of the country it’s gray, snowy and freezing cold. For thousands of people the thought of getting out of the house can sometimes be excitement enough, much less going on vacation. Anyone who posts from a sunny place on their social media account is just asking for it.
For me the cold weather is always a good time to make some travel plans. Sometimes just having a vacation on the calendar lightens the mood and puts the zig back in your zag. In just a few more weeks the temperatures will start to warm, the days will continue to get longer and we’ll start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. And you’ll already have your tickets booked to a better someplace. Anyplace.
In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite inspirational travel quotes:
“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine
“Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” – Kurt Vonnegut
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character” – Henry David Thoreau
“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” – Lawrence Block
“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang
“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark