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“May travelers upon the road
Find happiness no matter where they go,
And may they gain, without the need of toil,
The goals on which they set their hearts.”
“May those who put to sea in boat or ship
Attain the ports that they desire,
And may they safely come to shore
And sweet reunion with their kith and kin.” 24
The Way of the Bodhisattva, Shantideva

 “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world." Freya Stark

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” Mark Twain

“Though you may travel the world to find the beautiful, you must have it within you or you will find it not.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Two roads diverged in a woods, and I –, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” Paul Theroux

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” Bill Bryson

One bamboo hat, one cane to wander about with, stopping for a while in any hamlet which struck his fancy and enjoying all the experiences, which were mostly the hardships of primitive traveling. When traveling is made too easy and comfortable, its spiritual meaning is lost. This may be called sentimentalism, but a certain sense of loneliness engendered by traveling leads one to reflect upon the meaning of life, for life is after all a traveling from one unknown to another unknown. In the period of sixty, seventy, or eighty years allotted to us we are meant to uncover if we can the veil of mystery. A too smooth running over this period, however short it may be, robs us of this sense of Eternal Loneliness.” Suzuki, Zen Buddhism


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What You Can Do: - Travel not only for pleasure but also meaning.
- Fight the mass travel industry.
- Join others in building a more thoughtful world.
- Be accountable for the places you use.
- Invite a place to participate in Alaska Meaningful Travel. Add the Places you used on your trip, at visionarysociety.org. Join the places you use in reguarly at home. Track them in your Profile page.

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