Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. ~ Seneca
I’m participating in The 30 Days of Indie Travel Project over at Boots-n-All.
What’s your favorite quote about travel? Why does it stand out to you?
I love quotes about travel. It’s the rare quote that doesn’t resonate. I know when it’s time to get out of town, when I’m craving some different stimulation. The words by Seneca at the top of this post are probably my favorite because they are simple and they are my truth.
The clarity and zeal I feel from a change of scene – and the corresponding change in perspective – are qualities I’m not able to reproduce through any other method. I guess that’s what makes travel so addictive for me – that shot of vitality I get from experiencing a new place.
I know when it’s time to get out of town for a while. I start to feel antsy then cranky then tragically dissatisfied with wherever I am, no matter how awesome that place is. The feelings have little to do with wherever I am. They simply reflect my desire for an infusion of the new and unknown.
It doesn’t take a big trip to satisfy most urges. A 2 hour road trip to visit a friend or a quick jaunt to the beach or camping for the weekend is usually enough to give me my fix. Sometimes, a simple day trip can turn my whole mood right-side up.
How does travel make you feel?
ps do you long to take a trip but get bogged down in the planning process? I can help – learn more on my Travel Coaching page.