Sunday Evening Reflection: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Trains are my preferred way to travel since I was a child. There is a meditative quality about the clatter of wheels turning on the railroad track, the intermittent sound of the whistles and bells, and the rolling landscape of trees, rivers, and small villages gliding by the large windows. I agree with Edna St….

Back Home…

I have read many books that promise to reduce the cost of travel, yet I confess that I have never completely mastered the frugal concepts brought forth in these self-help books.  There is always a crisis, at the last minute to shred my budget. All is not lost! There is good news – travel is…

Travel Light

First rule – travel light. “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” Cesare Pavese

Carry it with us…

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” Ralph Waldo Emerson   When I travel, I can always gauge another person’s happiness and disposition by how they order a morning coffee.  Simply travelling a few hundred miles will not transform you –…

The World is a Book

I have often tried to define the word, “travel.”  It seems to mean much more than moving from point A to point B.  Shifting locations, without understanding, accepting or recognizing a different space, does not define travel.  A journey is more than a book of photos – it is about reading the words on the…

Your Life is a Bestseller

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” Oscar Wilde   Oscar Wilde’s life WAS sensational.  After all, he was the famous Irish writer and poet who wrote a masterpiece, “The Importance of Being Ernest.” And he truly believed in the importance of being Oscar Wilde….