Week 1 chart

Journey. Explore. Ramble. Uncover. Expand.

Every moment I spend away from “home,” outside of my routine, disconnected from the familiar, has been about joy.

Whether it’s finding a small, white, heart-shaped rock on the shores of a glacier-fed lake…

Waiting in a two hour line to get through security…

Listening to the silence as I gaze at petroglyphs that only a few hundred people have ever seen…

Watching ocean water pour out of my phone on a moonlit Hawai’ian night…

Or standing transfixed, on a surreal, jet-lagged afternoon, as the gnarled hands of an elderly Greek woman took mine, her eyes searching my face as she shook her head in wordless empathy because half a world away, a plane had flown into a building.

Travel is beautiful, timeless, and comes upon us exactly when and how we need it most. It is “fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” (Twain) It is “more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” (Miriam Bird)

So go be spontaneous.

Travel for travel’s sake.

Sail away from your safe harbor.

Walk where there is no path and leave a trail. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Because twenty years from now, you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. (Twain)

Click on the links under “Journeys” in the right column to see a few of the things I did.

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