"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
- Saint Augustine
"There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless."
- Simone de Beauvoire
"Travel in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience."
- Francis Bacon
"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."
- Henry Miller
"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."
"Paris is always a good idea."
Pack and Go
A Family Affair
I believe that travelling plays a big role in broadening someone's cultural knowledge. You experience new people, new languages and dialects and new ways of life. I have always been interested in different cultures and comparing those cutlures to my own. However the most valuable aspect of travelling to me, is the quality time I get to spend with my family.
Travelling has always been a family affair. When my siblings and I were younger, we would vacation with my parents and as we got older, more family members (uncles, aunts, great uncles and grandparents) began to join us on our trips. We visited Tobago, St. Lucia, Barbados, the Bahamas, Curacao, mostly the Caribbean island; as we grew older we visited the United States, mostly Florida and Georgia. Those vacations were filled with playing on the beach with my parents, going to water parks, shopping and spending quality time with my family. I remember horseback riding on the beaches of Barbados, atving in Curacao and jet skiing in Barbados. When I think back to those times it makes me smile. We created memories and precious moments. We still look at the pictures we took from those trips.
But the most poignant memories I have are being with my family and growing close with them. As my siblings and I grew up and we became friends with our elders in a way. We hung out with them and entered different levels of conversations.
On these trips we see family that we don't see all year. The time we spend with them are too special for words. I am very family oriented, and it is nice to know that no matter how busy life gets, we can always put it aside and take time for each other. Those family vacations are a piece of heaven for me.
"Whereve you go, go with all your heart."
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
- Lao Tzu
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Don't Tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled."
- The Prophet Mohammed
"Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world."
- Gustave Flaubert
"People don't take trips, trips take people."
- John Steinback