- “This gypsy heart just needs to wander. Wander to undiscovered mountains and caves that guard the mysteries of this world. I will upturn every stone, I will drive through the darkest seas, just to discover the secrets that were only meant for me” -Chrissie Pinney
- “Jobs will fill your pocket, adventures will fill your soul”
- “I have an insane calling to be where I’m not”
- “Escape and breathe the air of new places”
- “There is no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this”
- “I travel because I need to… because my wild, adventurous spirit can’t live according to the “norm.” I travel to regroup, to reinvent myself, to be the best me I can be, to find joy in the ordinary and peace in exploring. I travel to be.”
- “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”
- “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.” – Jane Austen
- “Once the travel bug bits there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happy infected until the end of my life.” -Michael Palin
- “A mind stretched by new experience can never go back to it’s old dimensions”
- “But the world is calling, and I must go hear what it has to say”.
- “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” -Anita Desai
- “Travel sparks our imagination, feeds our curiosity and reminds us how much we all have in common.” – Deborah Lloyd
- “Because in the end you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” -Jack Kerouac
- “A person susceptible to wanderlust is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.” -Pico Iyer
- “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” -Rumi
- “If we were meant to stay in one place we would have roots instead of feet”
- “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
- “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” -Susan Sontag
- “One travels to run away from routine. That dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.” -Ella Maillart
- “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” -Lin Yutang
- “Travel, not to find yourself but to remember who you have been all along”
- “‘I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen non percent of.” -Louis C.K. “
- “The best education you will ever get is traveling. Nothing teaches you more than exploring the world and accumulating experiences.”
- “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on. the other side of the world” -Mary Anne Radmacher
- “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.”
- “Traveling makes one modest, you see the tiny space you occupy in the world. -Gustave Flaubert
- “I would gladly live out of a suitcase if it meant I could see the world.”
- “The world is too big to stay in one place, and life is too short to do just one thing.”
- “If happiness is the goal, and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” -Richard Branson
- “Someday is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.” -Timothy Ferriss
- “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.” -Agnes Repplier
- “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all, the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” -Randy Komisar
- “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” Diane Arbus
- “Travel. Because money returns, time doesn’t.”
- “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.”
- “Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying “I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.” -Lisa St. Aubin de Teran
- “Life is meant for spectacular adventures. Let your feet wander, your eyes marvel, and your soul ignite.”
- “When one door closes pack your bags and go where there are no doors.”
- “Traveling; it gives you home in a thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land. -Ibn Batutta
- “Please understand, I have been waiting to leave ever since I figured out that there were roads willing to take me anywhere I wanted to go.”
- “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.”
- “I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations.”
- “Don’t be the person who is ‘too busy’ when you’re young and ‘too tired’ when you’re old”
- “Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money ever will be.”
- “Take only memories, leave only footprints.”
- “Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind, and fills your life with stories to tell.” -Paula Bendfeldt
- “Cover the earth before it covers you.” -Dagobert D. Runes
- “If you think adventure is dangerous try routine; it’s lethal.” -Paulo Coleho
- “If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet.” – Patrick Rothfuss
I Deleted My Facebook For 7 Days
Ok, so I am definitely straying a bit from my brand with this, BUT I think it is somewhat connected to this suddenly popular travel/nomad lifestyle. Every single person with a social media account should be able to relate.
Welcome to the 21st century! It has become completely normal to have everything including your dirty laundry hung out to dry on the internet. What would be absolutely terrifying to someone in 1901, is now the social norm. In fact, people who aren’t using social media are laughed at, and seldom taken seriously.
I tried something. I deleted my Facebook for 7 days. That’s nothing, I know, but I realized how much of our lives depend on social media now. Here is what I discovered:
- The most common source of all news is Facebook.
- A HUGE amount of human interaction nowadays takes place on Facebook.
- I had less anxiety and depression and it actually cured a lot of my insecurities for the 7 days I disconnected.
- People are more likely to look at their phone than have a conversation with someone sitting across the table, or on the other side of the couch.
- Being without social media is lonely.
I was back on Facebook the second my week was over. I of course have some excuses as to why, BUT really none of that matters. One of the things I noticed more than anything was that I felt extremely lonely. I realized that I have isolated myself and my friendships are superficial, because it’s only through a screen. I realized Brandon and I spend more time on our phones looking at a newsfeed than we do talking to each other, doing things together, or just interacting at all.
It’s a catch-22 though. I feel less alone on my social media accounts, but the second all of that is taken away I realize how alone I really am. Everything revolves around taking the best photo to post on Instagram or Facebook. Downloading the newest apps like boomerang, or Tik-Tok to just keep up with everyone else, but is keeping up with everyone else really helping?
Travel blogs and other travel accounts are always so inspirational, and I get how hypocritical this is coming from someone who writes about travel themselves, but it’s also seriously depressing. A lot of people don’t know how to save money traveling and can’t afford to travel due to personal circumstances, and I think that is awful. Everyone should be able to travel. Don’t even get me started on the price of plane tickets, because it’s a rip off.
As a healthcare worker I have noticed 3 things in my short time working in a primary care clinic. Depression is an epidemic. Whether it is related to social media or not, the majority of the population feels inadequate and terrible about themselves and their lives. I can’t help but feel that addiction to social media plays at least a small part in this. Two years ago we were not screening for suicide unless a patient came in for depression or mentioned it during a visit. Today, more and more clinics are starting to screen at every single visit, and you know what? More and more people are being diagnosed with crippling depression and many people have SI (suicidal ideations).
Taking a break from my Facebook account even though it was only for a week, opened my eyes and showed me that there is so much more than just flexing about your life on social media or playing into everyone else doing the same. The truth is, what people post is a very small part of their lives and many people are hiding their sadness behind selfies of themselves and photos of them out partying with friends every night.
This experiment was very personal to me. I have been struggling with my own depression related to my self image as well as some other personal health struggles. I disassociate myself from my friends, my family and my husband frequently. Depression is very real for me and social media is a huge trigger. Seeing everyone else posting happy, perfect family photographs is hard to swallow. There are nights I don’t sleep and days I sleep for over 18 hours. There are days I go without eating and days I eat everything in sight. There are weeks I feel like I can take on the world and weeks I feel like a zombie just going through the motions with no feeling.
Deleting Facebook helped me regroup, rethink my future and look at things in a more positive light. Deleting Facebook for 7 days in no way cured my depression, but it made me feel like there might be a light at the end of the tunnel.
I want to urge everyone to deactivate your Facebook occasionally, even if only for a day here and there. If you don’t want to deactivate you can always delete it off your phone for a while and just spend time with the people around you. Go out on a date with your spouse, go on a cell phone free vacation, go out and see a national or state park, enjoy the outdoors, and find some light in your life that doesn’t come from your cell phone or computer screen. Whatever your insecurities are, whatever triggers your depression or anxiety, taking a break from social media can help you refocus your attention on what matters. Of course, there is also a lot of GOOD that social media has brought and I’m not saying it’s all bad, but there is also definitely nothing wrong with taking a break a few times a year to ensure your sanity. Especially if you are being constantly triggered by everything around you.
If you do not feel safe, or are in a bad place and need help,
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Click here to donate and help end the fight for life: AFSP.org
Click here to better understand depression: Helpguide.org