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Travel Quote: We travel

As you’ve probably figured out by now, I love travel quotes. They simply resonate with me. That’s why I share them here, hoping they will inspire someone else as they do me. Without further ado, today’s travel quote…

“We travel, not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” This quote is so true. There is so much in life that I don’t want to miss out on. I’m afraid if I don’t do it now, life will pass me by, and I will have missed everything that I wanted to see and do.

I often feel like I’ve already wasted so much of my life because I could have done more than I have. I spent a large portion of it working and going to school, trying to better my position and career so that I could afford more. But I missed out on a lot that I could have done locally. Even though I was broke for most of that time, there are a lot of free and cheaper things I could have done.

Cost was not the only issue, though. Time was a big issue. I was working full time while taking college classes. I also had a family to take care of. This took away just about any free time I had. When I wasn’t working or going to school, I was doing homework. I can’t exactly say that time was wasted. If I hadn’t done it, I wouldn’t be where I am now. But, it did make for a later start in my traveling life than what I would have liked.

There was a time in my life when I thought I just wanted to get away from it all and hide from the world and my problems. I thought that getting away would make my life easier somehow. That I actually could escape. I was wrong.

You don’t get to escape from your problems. Your problems simply follow you wherever you go. Even if you are able to get away from the source of the problem, your mind never forgets. No matter what, it will always take you back to those times and will try to think of new answers to solve the problem. At least, my mind does. I’m never able to shut it up. It works on its own without my input whatsoever.

Maybe that’s a good thing. It forces you to deal with things head-on instead of burying your head in the sand and pretending there are no issues. I think it has made me stronger in that regard. I still have plenty of problems and sometimes, I have no real solutions for them. But, I try to deal with them as they come at me.

There are lots of good reasons to travel. The emotional and health benefits alone are worth it. But, traveling to escape is not one of them.

What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this travel quote and these issues. Please leave a comment below and let me know.

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  • Linda

    Reading your blog gave me much to think about. Sometimes I feel as if I’ve been unable to see enough new places and feel a little restless. I have found that following the tradition of activities that come with each season brings anticipation and happiness. For instance, around Christmas time our family will often visit the local Christmas tree farm to look for the perfect tree for us. Then we will browse the shop filled with every kind of decoration and ornament. Sometimes in summer will will shop the local farmers market and enjoy just a simple ice cream cone or glass of fresh squeezed lemonade. These mini vacations make it much easier as I wait for the big vacation. Happy traveling.

    • Faraway Dreams

      Hi Linda! Great to hear from you. I’m glad my blog gives you something to think about. It’s nice to keep fond memories in our minds, such as the visits to the Christmas tree farm or the farmers market. I agree those little escapes can provide relief for when we really want to get out and travel. It’s hard sometimes knowing you want to go and you just can’t. For those of us travel lovers, it can seem like an eternity waiting for our next chance to go somewhere.

  • Kirstin

    I love a good travel quote and this one really resonates with me! Another one that sticks with me is “If not now, when?” which kind of relates to how you feel about your quote. Time, is always the problem.

    • Faraway Dreams

      Hi Kirstin! Thanks for the reply. I agree with you there. Time is always an issue. That’s why we have to set our priorities and give our time to those things that mean the most to us. We only get one life. Best to enjoy it while we can instead of waiting and then regretting not doing it. I agree with you wholeheartedly.

  • Ellie

    One of my favourite travel quotes is ‘Not all those that wander are lost” – I feel like this is so so so me! So many of us want to see so much of the world these days, it is just not practical for us, so it is super important that we take as much time as we can to enjoy little breaks and mini trips < that is literally what has got me through 2019! x

    • Faraway Dreams

      Hi Ellie! Thanks for the comment. I completely agree with you, that is one of my favorite quotes as well. I will definitely make a post about it sometime soon. It is so hard when you want to travel and can’t. I’m with you on that point, I try to take as many small trips and weekend getaways as I can to hold me over, even if it’s just a Saturday drive to somewhere in my state. Otherwise, I feel like a kid waiting on Christmas. The wait is horrible! Good luck to you and may your travels be many!

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