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

Travel Weaves a Tapestry

Our world is open to all, but it relies on our eyes and ears to accept and cherish the stories that come to us through our journeys.  Travelling is weaving a tapestry of fresh colours, ideas and dreams. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die,…

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 –…

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….