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Wise Words #12

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This week’s Wise Words come from a collection of 40 Top Travel Tips put together by Gourmet Traveller. I wish I’d thought of this one before. On our last trip overseas, my boyfriend’s luggage went missing twice and he was stuck without clothes for a couple of days. It was not ideal…

“When travelling with your spouse or partner, split the contents of each suitcase so that you have some of their items and they have some of yours. Then, if one of your suitcases goes missing, you will have enough clothing to get by.”
– Lorraine Sharp, managing director, Insight Vacations Australia


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Wise Words #11

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This week I have been studying the postmodern traveller and I think that this quote really sums up a lot of the key points for me. Whether or not that means much to you, it is certainly an interesting thought to ponder.

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land” – G.K. Chesterton

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Wise Words #10

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“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

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Wise Words #9

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“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”
– Susan Heller

Have a happy weekend, travelistas!

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Wise Words #8

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This week, I’m intrigued about the idea of travelling alone. There are many reasons to do so, and I found it to be one of the most liberating experiences of my life so far. Here’s what Alain de Botton had to say about it in The Art of Travel:

“It seemed an advantage to be traveling alone. Our responses to the world are crucially molded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others. They may have particular visions of who we are and hence may subtly prevent certain sides of us from emerging… Being closely observed by a companion can also inhibit our observation of others; then, too, we may become caught up in adjusting ourselves to the companions questions and remarks, or feel the need to make ourselves seem more normal than is good for our curiosity.”

What do you think? Does he have it right?

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Wise Words #7

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“Photography has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them” – Eliott Erwitt

Many happy snaps to you all! xoxo

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Wise Words #6

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Picture from Daydream Lily

It’s been raining a lot here this week. Well, into every holiday, some rain must fall so here’s some wise words from John Ruskin to remember when that happens,

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”

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