not all who wander are lost.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Art of Traveling

Found the most outstanding thrift store today in Cardiff, located next to my favorite bar in southern california, The Office. Anyways, stocked up on super cheap, super cute new digs and got a few books. One that I picked up was called "The Art of Living". It touches on...

The Art Of...
  • Giving
  • Traveling
  • Mastering Fear
  • Being Yourself
  • Laughter
  • Awareness
  • Thinking
  • Failure
  • Adventure
  • Selling
  • Happiness
  • Friendship
  • Personal Efficiency
  • Relaxation
  • Leadership
  • Being
  • Reading
  • Success
  • Thanksgiving
  • Achievement
  • Staying Young
  • Work
  • Living Forever

It's actually a pretty rad book: in reference to content as well as the design and packaging {the graphic designer in me is a sucker for any kind of clever, cute packaging}. The one that is rather close to my heart at the moment is the big of the Art of Traveling. I thought I'd share some with you:

*Travel lightly. You are not traveling for people to see you.

*Travel slowly. Jet plans are for getting places not seeing places; take time to absorb the beauty and inspiration of a mountain or cathedral.

*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.

*Travel with curiosity. It is not how far you go, but how deeply you go that mines the gold of experience.

*Travel fearlessly. Banish worry and timidity; the world and its people belong to you just as you belong to the world.

*Travel relaxed. Make up your mind to have a good time.

*Travel patiently. It takes time to understand others, especially when there are barriers of language and custom; keep flexible and adaptable to all situations.

*Travel with the spirit of a world citizen. You'll discover that people are basically much the same the world around. Be an ambassador of good will to all people.

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