“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
“They said there’ll be snow at. Christmas. They said there’ll be peace on Earth.”
At least they got one thing right.
Everyone loves to travel in some way or another, whether it is in our home country or aboard a large amount of us do it. It helps us grow as people, understand why we are here and how the world works. We learn through our adventures.
“It’s no use to go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
– Lewis Carroll
It’s not just the places we visit when we travel that affects us or inspires us, its everything that comes along with it. I can be inspired by something I hear, read, taste or see. They all define the trip that I have made and more importantly these experiences define the person I have become. Everything I have done in the past affects the decisions that I will make in the future.
We open our minds when we travel. Try things that we would never have tried before. We go further to have new experiences and seek out the unknown. Each day traveling can be worth a thousands days at home within our routines, and most of us count down those days until we can escape it again.
“Let the dreams of today determine the opportunities of tomorrow.”
These experiences in their whole lead me towards a future so far unspecified. And that is what this blog is about. What inspires us to travel, visit new places and experience something completely different.
What inspires you to travel?
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new a different sun.
– Chris McCandless
“If you are about to read this, don’t bother!” – Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
I read Choke while I was travelling in Australia and even though in the first pages I saw this quote from the author I continued to read on. Now Palahniuk is one of my favourite authors and Choke is one of my top reads. The quote does exactly the opposite of what it suggests. Tell the reader not to read on only encourages them to do so.
I would like to start off my blog in the same way. If you are about to read this, don’t bother.
Will it be the best travel blog you have read? Probably not. Will the photographs be the best you have seen? Unlikely. But it may inspire and encourage in some way or another.
If you have made it this far maybe I should explain what this blog will actually be about.
Whenever I travel I have always kept notes. These can come in many forms from a journal, a quote or even a song lyrics. This has created a scrapbook of my experiences. Everything that has influenced me since the day I had left home. Along with my camera I hope to create a virtual account of my travels for others to enjoy.
Because our shadows will remain even after we are gone.