Travel beckons with its wonder, beauty, and challenges. The most perceptive quotes on wandering, whether ancient or modern, reflect facets of travel’s power with penetrating insight. And, once set upon a traveler’s journey, the path unfolds and continues with compelling calls to adventure. The true traveler is beckoned and drawn ever onward, as indicated by J.R.R. Tolkien’s words, “Still round the corner there may wait a new road or secret gate.” Wanderlust, truly, is a lasting call to the spirit and mind.
Do you know wanderlust’s compelling call? Set aside procrastination and begin now to follow that call, for as Lao Tzu indicated, “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” The slideshow accompanying this article unites the artistic imagery of original photography with the wisdom and call of evocative words. It is a slideshow of travel quotes and images woven from Robert Louis Stevenson’s truth that “We are all travelers.”
Wanderlust is an unquenchable thirst for exploration and discovery. The road, itself, embeds into one’s nature with the realization, as stated by writer Lloyd Alexander, that “The journey is the treasure.” If you seek rich inspiration, be sure to explore the Pinterest board, Wanderlust Quotes, to explore a road of compelling insights into the complex, archetypal nature of life’s journey.
There is a powerful, porous connection between travel’s evocative discoveries and the journey, itself. As J.R.R. Tolkien recognized, “Not all those who wander are lost,” for the inherent urge to explore and discover holds both treasure and purpose. Its fundamental, dichotomous nature reveals both self and other, home and world. Wanderlust, while filled with restlessness, can reward the wanderer with both harmony and contentment.
Find the take in this article to be helpful? National and Local Education as well as National and International Travel materials come from a husband and wife creative team, who travel extensively in retirement, enjoying photography and writing. One is an experienced, retired scientist with a doctorate in Material Sciences and background in pharmaceutical and optics research. The other is former Vice President of GKE (Global Knowledge Exchange), who served as a US Web-based Education Commissioner during the Clinton administration, and was a former US National Tech&Learning Teacher of the Year.
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