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20 Quotes To Encourage You to Always Travel

20 Quotes To Encourage You to Always Travel

Have you ever dreamily stared out of your office or home window fantasizing about your next travel adventure? Maybe you see yourself roaming through jungles in the amazon with new friends, following the footsteps of the Incas on the path to Machu Picchu or perhaps you are swimming in warm waters amongst colorful fish in the Maldives. Whatever your fantasy or dream is, you do have the power to make it a reality.

For all the excuses you have not to go right now there is just as much scientific evidence and research proving that taking that vacation or sabbatical is a better investment of your time and money then just say buying the latest gadget or burning yourself out at work.

Not only does taking a vacation cut a person’s risk of heart attack by 50 percent, research shows even the anticipation of travel generates an increase in positive feelings about one’s life as a whole, family, economic situation, and health. If you are using work or lack of time as an excuse not to go then take note from research that shows three out of four executives believe that vacations are necessary for them to prevent burnout and improve their personal job performance.

So throw out all your excuses of not having enough time or money and embrace travel as an investment in your personal growth, health, and happiness. Here are my favorite inspirational quotes that support this way of living.

  1. “When in doubt travel”. – Anonymous

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    • “Travel brings power and love back to your life”. – Rumi

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      • “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

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        • “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

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          • “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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            • “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”. – Saint Augustine

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              • “It’s good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end”. – Ernest Hemingway

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                • “We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong”. – Anonymous

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                  • “I would rather own little and see the world, than own the world and see little of it.” – Alexander Sattler

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                    • “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

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                      • “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

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                        • “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

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                          • “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

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                            • “Be brave, take risks. Nothing can substitute experience”. – Paulo Coelho.

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                              • “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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                                • “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

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                                  • “Not all those wander are lost”. – J.R.R Tolkien

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                                    • “Don’t wait. Life goes faster than you think”. – Kushandwizdom

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                                      • “20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

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                                        • “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” -Anonymous

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                                          Last Updated on November 17, 2019

                                          20 Creative Ways To Say Thank You

                                          20 Creative Ways To Say Thank You

                                          Saying, “Thank you,” can be difficult to do. Some things just demand a little something extra because of the magnitude of the favor or the depth of appreciation involved. But what can you do to say thank you in a meaningful way? Sometimes you have to get a little more creative than just firing off an email. Here are 20 creative ways to say thank you that your friends and family will remember and cherish!

                                          1. Make a gift bag.

                                          A unique, homemade gift bag with a custom label or a note is a simple but heartfelt way to show your appreciation for the wonderful things your friends or family have done for you.

                                          2. Give a toast.

                                          Many people fear public speaking more than death, giving this particular thank-you a little extra meaning. Composing a sincere, eloquent toast and delivering it is a nice way to show appreciation that truly comes from the heart.

                                          3. Write a poem.

                                          “Roses are red, violets are blue…” Uh, you could write that...but why not put a little extra zing in it? Find out what their favorite kind of poetry is: haiku, free verse, iambic pentameter, and so on. (Google them if you don’t know what they are.) Then write one that expresses why they deserve your thanks…and why you’re glad to give it!

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                                          4. Create your own labels.

                                          There are a number of websites that offer custom gift labels. Find one that fits your personality and that of your friends and create a personalized thank-you label!

                                          5. Give a gift card.

                                          Sometimes choosing what to give a friend can be tough. A gift card is a good way to get around this problem. As always, be sure to include a personalized note or card thanking the recipient for their friendship and help.

                                          6. Send a letter.

                                          Snail-mail is a largely lost art form. Don’t worry about how long the letter is, though. What really matters here is that you took the time to put pen to paper and express your feelings sincerely and honestly!

                                          7. Use social media to send a special message.

                                          If someone’s done something you think the whole world should know about, why not put out a social media blast? Use your blog, your Facebook, your Google+ account, and your Twitter to spread the word about why this person’s someone your friends will want to know too!

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                                          8. Make your own digital greeting card.

                                          While an email isn’t always the best way to go when saying thank you, a digital greeting card that you put time and effort into creating can really brighten someone’s day! Make the card reflect the recipient’s personality and compose a short message of thanks for their generosity.

                                          9. Make a YouTube video.

                                          Sometimes, actually hearing someone say, “Thank you,” can make all the difference. Why not take it a step further and create a special video of thanks for your friends, family, and those special people who helped make your day so important…or who helped you through that rough time?

                                          10. Deliver cookies or candies.

                                          Making something yourself is a fun and delightful way to say thank you to someone. Create a sampling of baked goods or homemade candies and decorate them with a simple message, or make them so they form letters! (Think Valentine’s candies, only situationally appropriate.) Attach a thank-you note or label and surprise those special people with the gift of your time and creativity.

                                          11. Make surprise gifts for guests.

                                          There’s no need to wait until “later” to send a thank-you message. Why not do it at the time? Create little gift packets or bags for your guests with surprises inside. This is a great way to say thanks to the people who attended your event, and make sure they won’t want to miss the next one!

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                                          12. Put together a flower basket.

                                          Whether you prefer fresh or artificial flowers, assembling a flower basket with a thank-you note is an excellent way to brighten someone’s day and show you appreciate them.

                                          13. Take a picture.

                                          Sometimes capturing the moment is the best way to put a smile on someone’s face. Have someone take a picture of you receiving that special gift or opening that surprise package and send the giver a copy with a quick but sincere note to say thanks!

                                          14. Repay their generosity by paying it forward.

                                          The best gifts come from the heart, and the best way to repay a gift is to pay it forward. If your friend has a special cause they care about or something they believe in passionately, why not make a donation in their name or volunteer some of your time to the cause? This will mean more than any number of cookies, candies, or thank-you notes because you’re taking your friend’s love and spreading it around to others.

                                          15. Do something special for them.

                                          Take them out to dinner. (See “make a toast.”) Give them that movie they’ve been wanting forever. Cook them dinner and give them a present when they arrive. Any of these are good options for showing someone you really appreciate them and how grateful you are to have them in your life.

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                                          16. Reciprocate their help.

                                          Everyone needs help sometime. Whether it’s holding their hand through a particularly traumatic incident or helping them replace the alternator in their car, being there when they need it shows you remember what they did for you and how much it meant. It also shows that you’re willing to be just as good a friend to them as they were to you!

                                          17. Be there for them.

                                          Not every thank-you gesture has to be a grand public spectacle. Sometimes just giving them a place to come hang out when they’re lonely or showing up to offer them a sympathetic shoulder means the world to a person.

                                          18. Listen to them.

                                          Listening is almost as lost an art as the handwritten letter. When your friend or family member needs to talk, listen to them. Ask questions when appropriate, but just letting them know you’re there and paying attention to them to the exclusion of all else for a little while is a great way to say thank you for the times they listened to you.

                                          19. Say it in another language…or two…

                                          A simple thank you is great…but why not spice it up a little? Instead of just saying, “Thank you,” write or make a video of you telling them thank you in different languages. Some examples might be, “Gracias! Merci! Danke schoen! Spasibo! Mahalo!” and any other ways or languages you can think of. (The ones listed above are Spanish, French, German, Russian, and Hawaiian, in case you were wondering.) If you want to really get tricky about it, say a short phrase in each language that conveys why you’re thanking them!

                                          20. Show them some love.

                                          A simple touch, a hug, or helping out when they need it without being asked may be the most powerful gratitude message you can send. Offer to take the dogs for a walk, sit for the kids for a few hours, or run to the grocery store so they don’t have to. The little things are often the most important and meaningful. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still send a note, but sometimes your simple presence and willingness to help is all that really matters.

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