Are you planning a vacation? Good for you! It’s important to expand your horizons and take a break from day-to-day routines.
When you pack your bags to explore the beauties of your own country or to travel around the world, consider these keys to a happy journey. I wish I could give credit for these wise travel tips, but I don’t know who wrote them.
Travel lightly. You are not traveling for people to see you!
Travel slowly. Jet planes are for getting places not seeing places; take time to absorb the beauty and inspiration of a mountain or cathedral.
Travel expectantly. Every place you visit is like a surprise package to be opened. Untie the strings with an expectation of high adventure.
Travel hopefully. “To travel hopefully,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson, “is better than to arrive.”
Travel humbly. Visit people and places with reverence and respect for their traditions and ways of life.
Travel courteously. Consideration for your fellow travelers and your hosts will smooth the way through the most difficult days.
Travel gratefully. Show appreciation for the many things that are being done by others for your enjoyment and comfort.
Travel with an open mind. Leave your prejudices at home. [Read more…]