- "Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." - Miriam Beard
- "We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us" - Anonymous
- " Travel, the best way to be lost and found all at the same time" - Brenna Smith
- "As you move through this life, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return life and travel leaves marks on you" - Anthony Bourdain
- "One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are" - Edith Wharton
- "Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen" - Benjamin Disraeli
- "Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind" - Seneca
- "Travel has taught me the journey is the destination" -asmgaiter
- "No matter where or why you travel, there's always something wonderfully new to be found" - unknown
Travel quotes are inspiring and bring enthusiasm to people who love to travel the world. The world is ours to explore and learn about. There are many inspiring quotes found on posters, in travel guides, on travel sites like this one! I thought I"d share some interesting quotes on travel from a variety of people.
When you're travelling to another country and visiting a culture completely different to yours part of the experience is to eat like the locals. In visiting Greece and not eating very much Greek food at home this was a place that I truly got to experience the way Greeks eat and learn how they prepare many of their meals. Staying at a Resort in Crete gave me one of the best tastes of Greek food. There were many Greek dishes that I had not tried before like Moussaka, which has it's own interesting flavor. I loved the spanikopita which is a type of phyllo pastry stuffed with a spinach mixture, very tasty! Greek potatoes were boiled and sprinkled with a special Greek spice mix which gave them a different flavor from the type we eat in Canada. All in all trying these different foods was a fun experience. I learned to love and actually want to eat a Greek Salad everyday, yes really everyday! One of the staples of Greeks is eating this salad at least once a day! Typically we had it as part of our dinner meal but sometimes for lunch too! I'll share with you the traditional Greek Salad recipe, the way our host and cook made it.
2-3 tomatoes cut in fairly big wedges
1 cucumber cut in large pieces
6 kalamata olives
1 small white onion cut in thin slices
Extra virgin olive oil
Greek salad spice (this is a mix of spices)
Sliced feta cheese
Cut tomatoes and cucumber and place in salad bowl. Add sliced onion and olives. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle one tbsp. spice mix over all, mix together. Place 1 or 2 slices of feta cheese on top and drizzle with olive oil and a small sprinkle of spice mix again. Enjoy!
If you're visiting central Italy around the Tuscan area the city of Lucca is a must see tourist stop. Lucca is famous for the Renaissance city walls that surround it. The Romans constructed the first set of walls, with four gates, as time went on new gates were built with the last one constructed in the 17th century. The local people frown on visitors driving so it is best for tourists to walk in. There are only a few main streets that allow cars and it can be confusing.
The wall around Lucca is about 4 km. It's the perfect length to walk, run or bike around. On our visit my husband and I were able to use bicycles from the Hotel that we stayed at and rode the 4 km around the fortress. If you walk or bike around the city it will give you a good idea of the layout and you can then go back to the areas that interested you. There are lots of interesting sites within the city walls. Museums, basilicas, churches and a variety of interesting shops and eateries. Catch views of beautiful garden balconies, church bell towers and see amazing architecture.
An amazing historic town located in the Bavarian district of Germany. If your timing is right when visiting this town you may come upon a wonderful festival. Rothenburg is known for having many festivals and events throughout the year. My husband and landed in Rothenburg on the day they were having their festival called 'Der Meistertrunk' this is a story centered on the reenactment of the legendary story of Meistertrunk. It was pretty amazing, folks in full period costume marching and parading throughout the town. Everyone gathered around the center as the play unfolded. There were street markets, marching bands and dancing all around the village. We were blessed to have visited on this day as we didn't even know that it was a day there would be a festival.
Rothenburg-ob-der-tauber is part of the route on the romantic road through Germany. The Rothemburg Castle is located on the mountain top way above the River Tauber. The village itself has many unique shops and historic houses with red roofs. Rothenburg is also sometimes called Christmas Town as it hosts a year round Christmas Village store, so many beautiful trees, decorations, thousands of tiny lights and wooden nutcrackers in every theme imaginable. The Kaethe Wohlfahrt Christmas shop opened in 1981 and has been a favorite of tourists who come from all over the world. The presentation of the items and decorations in this store are a must see.
Neuschwanstein Castle is located just above the village of Hohenshwangau in a Bavarian town in Germany. Also near the town of Fussen which is a popular tourist stop as it is close to the castle. In 1886 the Schloss Neuschwanstein Castle opened to the public just seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II. If you are visiting Munich this amazing tourist attraction is just a few hour drive away and worth the drive. There are preserved hiking and walking trails and a beautiful lake around the area that is well worth a walk around. You can complete the walk around Alpsee lake in about and hour and half.
Book your tour of the castle in advance, some are offered with a Hotel room package depending were you're staying. You can also get your tickets at the Ticket-Center when you get there. From the village it is about a 25-30 minute walk up to the castle, you cannot drive but a horse and carriage ride is optional at a cost of course. Most people just walk up!
Don't forget to pick up some fun souvenirs of the castle. There are shops with interesting little keepsakes that you can pack easily into your luggage.
For more great information visit here. Schloss Neuschwanstein Castle
One of the main attractions in Pisa, Italy is the Leaning Tower of Pisa known as a freestanding bell tower. An amazing architectural structure with 294 winding stairs. The structure was started in 1174 by a man named Bonanno Pisanno. The tower had to put on hold as by the time they had reached the third storey it was realized that the structure was sinking into the ground. It stayed like this for some 90 years. Eventually it was finished by Giovanni di Simone, Tomanno Simone. The tower was completely half way through the 14th century!
People travel from all over the world to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa and climb the winding, leaning staircase of 294 stairs to the top of belfry. Amazing views of Pisa can be seen from the top. In some of the pictures you'll see of the tower it is hard to tell it is leaning just because of the angle of the shot but yes, it truly is leaning and you can feel it when you are walking up all those stairs.
When travelling there are advantages of packing that luggage a little bit lighter. Nobody wants to drag a heavily laden suitcase through the airport. It can be just plain uncomfortable and it could end up costing you extra in baggage fees too!
Here are 5 of the Best Ways to Lighten Your Luggage
1) Only take with you the clothes and items that are really necessary. We suggest laying out all of the clothes that you are planning to pack, if one of your shirts or blouses only goes with one pair of pants or shorts then you might want to leave that shirt at home. Clothes should be easily mixed and matched in order to get the most benefit out of them.
2) Shoes... (ladies you know what we're talking about here) Do you really need six pairs of shoes for a two week vacation. Realistically 3 pairs of shoes should work with all of your outfits. I know that seems unreasonable but lets face it, you we're probably going to be buying some shoes on your trip anyway so consider packing less.
3) Weigh your luggage first empty and then with your belongings. Many suitcases have extra heavy wheels or parts that already make them weigh a lot so find the lightest but sturdiest suitcases you can to avoid extra costs when checking your bags. Even the carry-on bags must be no more than 4 kg! The airlines have changed their policies on bag sizes and it is pretty easy to over pack your bags and exceed the weight limit.
4) When packing toiletries for your check in bag consider smaller sizes, those big oversize bottles of shampoo and conditioner add extra bulk and take up unnecessary space in your suitcase. Purchase small reusable bottles and take only what you'll absolutely need. Hotels usually provide basics like shampoo, conditioner and soap. If you prefer your own brand just bring a smaller version of it, you can always buy these items at drugstores or pharmacies on your trip.
5) Save space in your luggage by packing efficiently. Roll your clothes, this actually helps prevent wrinkles and will give you extra room in your suitcase. It gives a nice clean look to your suitcase and makes it easy to find what you're looking for too, this is a bonus when you need to pull something out of your luggage.
Well there you have the 5 best packing tips to ensure your luggage will be lighter!
When you're travelling to a new or foreign country you will definitely benefit from purchasing a travel guidebook. Many guidebooks that cover a continent like Europe or South America which contain extensive information can be heavy and too much of a pain to pack around with you. I recommend that you decide on the countries that you want to see and get travel guides just for those places as these will be much smaller and less of a burden to tote around with you.
Frommer's travel guides founded by Arthur Frommer in 1957 have become a well known and popular series of travel guidebooks that every traveller should have in their arsenal. These books can be found on Amazon as well as in major bookstores. Frommer's offers Day by Day guides to many countries. On a recent trip to Italy and Germany my husband and I purchased the Frommer's Germany Day by Day guidebook as well as the Rome Day by Day, these books gave great details of venues, museums, restaurants, hotels, shopping and everything you need to know. We couldn't have traveled as well without these so I definitely recommend purchasing a travel guidebook to refer to throughout your journey, it will be well worth it.
Whistler is a resort town known for hiking and mountain biking in the summer months and skiing and snowboarding during winter season. This resort village is about 125 kilometers north of Vancouver, B.C. The village is the located at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. A well known holiday destination great for family excursions. The village is filled with a variety of shops and restaurants. You'll want to be sure and visit 'The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory' if you time it right you can often watch the chocolatier at work making some amazing treats. If you're a Starbucks fan, you can warm up with a favorite coffee here. The restaurants offer a variety of food choices and styles. Take a ride in the gondola in the summer for the amazing views and in the winter when going skiing or snowboarding. There are lots of great Hotels to choose from many providing a nice walk to the village. There are many great walking trails to explore and more adventurous trails for those that like a good hike. Depending on the time of year you visit Whistler the opportunities will be different, summer time there may be open air concerts, biking events and markets, it is ever changing! I would definitely recommend this for a relaxing, enjoyable get away!
The zoo is always a popular tourist attraction to visit with your family, kids and friends. Located in the Phinney Ridge, area of Seattle, Washington. The zoo encompasses approximately 92 acres. The zoo houses about 300 animal species, thousands of tree, shrub and plant species. Visit all kinds of garden settings like the Tropical Rain Forest, African Savannah, Tropical Asia and Northern Trail. All of the traditional zoo animals are here like elephants, lions, tigers, bears, hippos and a wide variety of birds and reptiles too! Kids and adults alike will enjoy a day at the zoo, pack a picnic lunch or buy from one of the concession areas around the zoo. Be sure to bring hats, sunscreen and water if you plan to be here for most of the day!