Those who do not travel read only a page

Within the past few weeks, I’ve really been itching to travel, more so than usual. Perhaps it’s because my parents love to travel or because I was on my first plane before I was even a year old, but I absolutely love to travel and have envied show hosts whose job is to travel the world and talk about how great each place they visit is. I was always shocked in school when someone would tell me they’d never left the country or even the state! People tell me I’m quite the traveler, but I haven’t covered hardly any ground yet. I had this whole plan to travel from country to country, continent to continent, and become pretty much a nomad. Needless to say, that didn’t happen. I completely agree with this quote from Saint Augustine. I can’t even imagine the person I would be had I never left the country I was born in and I know there is still so much more I will learn and see in new, undiscovered places. Even writing this out has got me excited for my (hopefully soon) next journey! Where have you traveled to and where would you most like to travel to? I’m looking forward to your responses and till then… I bid you a magnificent weekend!

P.S. This photo is of Schaffhausen, Switzerland: the city that is closest to where I currently live. Sometimes I need to remind myself that I live in such a beautiful place and am at one of my travel destinations, a footnote in my book of life.


Kayla @ Exquisite Banana
8 May 2011 - 5:06 pm

What a beautiful post, Eva! I share the same sentiments and have a long list of places all over the world I hope to visit in my lifetime. I look forward to knowing that another adventure is just a car/train/plane/bicycle ride away…

8 May 2011 - 5:11 pm

I think moving away from my country of birth was the smartest thing I ever did. it brought so many valuable changes along with it! I miss Switzerland though, and seeing this picture that so resembles Lausanne isn’t helping. have you seen the insane cost of airfare lately? it used to be you could get from LAX to Geneva for $600, but you’re lucky if you can find anything under $1200 now.

as far as other countries I want to visit go, Ireland is on top of my list.

where do you want to go next?

8 May 2011 - 5:58 pm

I just discovered your blog via Kayla, and it’s so great! I have traveled many places, but still have such a long list. I *might* be in Switzerland sometime soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Colleen / Inspired to Share
8 May 2011 - 7:09 pm

Yes you do live in a beautiful place!! I agree sometimes I just feel stuck itching and dreaming about all these places I want to go. It’s a balance between finding contentment yet living the life you’ve dreamed of. We have time, right? ; )

viv @ the eclectic life
9 May 2011 - 5:09 pm

Eva, I love the way you see the world. I love to travel too but I’m coming to understand more and more the difference in everyone’s traveling style and comfortableness. I definitely admire your sense of travel and the courage you had to move out to Switzerland on your own. I look forward to following all your European (and cooking and activist) adventures! Right now I’m counting down to the summer so Jon and I can get away for a few trips!

9 May 2011 - 7:39 pm

So far, I’ve only traveled around the US. To another country…that would be awesome. I guess I’m scared to go alone. I wouldn’t know what to do! Plus I’d have to think of where to start! But I know I will do it someday!

Angel @ | 77inspire |
9 May 2011 - 8:27 pm

Love the quote because its so true… I wanna backpack through europe. forget the fancy hotels just go and see see see everything

10 May 2011 - 8:10 pm

aw, schauffhausen…i like your musings on traveling…isn’t it exciting, all the places we still have left to go?!

17 May 2011 - 6:35 am

I absolutely agree with this quote! To explore the world is my most prized desire. The problem with being in Australia is that it’s 30+ hours of being in transit to Europe and airfares are insane! Still worth it though ๐Ÿ™‚

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