I grew up a Navy brat. So that meant moving around. In fact, I attended three grade schools in third grade. You’d think that would make me want to stay put, but actually it created a wanderlust. I like living in the same place, but taking frequent trips to see new places, experience diverse cultures, and have adventures. It’s soul inspiring for me to travel, and then I’m happy to come home and settle back into the daily routine.
Check out this page regularly for a collection of quotes about travel, photos from my travels and anything else that suits my wanderlusting heart!
Countries I have Visited:
- South Africa
Fifty by Fifty
One of my many goals is to visit all fifty states by the end of my 50th year. Thanks to my parents and a job that keeps me traveling, I have been to the states listed below. I only have 2 years left to get the rest added to this list!
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. – Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta
Travel far enough, you meet yourself. – Cloud Atlas
It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.
Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. – Mary Anne Radmacher
We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. – Seneca
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. – James Michener
People don’t take trips, trips take people. – John Steinbeck
When overseas you learn more about your own country than you do the place you’re visiting. – Clint Borgen
Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R. Tolkien
I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. – Susan Sontag