A Solo Female Travel Blog
Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.
- Cesare Pavese
Travel is like knowledge. The more you see the more you know you haven’t seen.
- Mark Hertsgaard
Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.
- Jack Kerouac
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
- Henry Ford
There’s a race of men that don’t fit in,
A race that can’t sit still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and rove the flood,
And they climb the mountain’s crest; Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood,
And they don’t know how to rest.
- Robert W. Service
It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.
- John Green
Travel is not the time to break in new shoes.
- Lynne Christen
Travel spins us round in two ways at once: It shows us the sights and values and issues that we might ordinarily ignore; but it also, and more deeply, shows us all the parts of ourselves that might otherwise grow rusty.
- Pico Iyer