#WQWWC .........March 31st Theme: Travel

I decided to join in with Writer's Quotes Wednesday, hosted by Marsha from Always Write. If you're interested in joining, you can find more about #WQWWC here

I don't aspire to be an author by any means, but I do desire this little hobby blog to be a journal of sorts, with a variety of content that will serve as a reminder of my thoughts, experiences and more to whomever finds themselves reading it, now or in the future. 

This weeks theme is "Travel", which I find timely since we have just returned from a trip to Texas to visit our oldest daughter and son in law. 

Our youngest daughter LOVES to travel and it's something we've encouraged her to do as much as she wants. She started a travel blog here.  

Last year I read an e-book called Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain.  It was a fun read, but the last few pages struck me the most. Take a look at the highlights. 


Granted, they're referring to Britain, but what if we replaced "Britain" with our own states or country? What if we stopped experiencing FOMO when others go to far off places and learn to discover what is right outside our doors. What if we realized there was so much we could do to "travel" locally that doesn't cost money? 

I have two other quotes I want to share when it comes to travel as well. If you search "travel" on the search bar here, you'll see some of our trips, or click the "Trips" tab at the top of the blog for those as well.  

Quote #1:

"Life is meant for spectacular adventures. Let your feet wander, your eyes marvel, and your soul ignite"--Unknown

I love that quote! Yes, spectacular adventures can be to other countries, but what if we changed our idea of "travel" from "far off" to outside our front doors, in our own towns, our own landscape. What if we let our feet wander, and our eyes marvel at what we have and take for granted every day. What if we decided to view our areas through the eyes of a tourist. What if we said "I'm traveling to work today" instead of "I'm going to work". Would our perspective change?

What in your area causes you to marvel? What ignites your soul? 

For me, living in the Pacific Northwest is stunning. The landscapes vary wherever you go...ocean, desert, mountains, big city all within a few hours. 

The below photo was taken on a trip to Italy in 2019. I shared several posts all about it. This was a dream travel destination for me. We also spent a week in Switzerland. It definitely caused my eyes to marvel and my soul ignite. 

Quote #2:

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

 How easy is it for us to get stuck in our day to day routine or where we've always gone, and never do anything different? Even if that someplace is somewhere close to your home. We tend to do this, because we do have favorite travel spots, but I want to explore more. Maybe it's a matter of going to the same place but taking a new route, stopping at new places, seeing new things. 

The photo below was our last day of travel in 2019 to Europe. That's our youngest daughter and it was taken in France, just over the Swiss border. 

I enjoyed taking part in this challenge. I love quotes so I think this will be something I thoroughly enjoy and I'm looking forward to challenging myself to respond in different ways to the topics. 

Travel Haiku
Take time to travel
Even if it's not too far
For it all matters

With Joy Unquenchable,


  1. Wow, Kirstin, this is beautiful. Your quotes are fabulous. The quote from your book is one we all need to take to heart while we are still struggling with the Pandemic. I agree with you about the Pacific Northwest. It is a gorgeous place to live, and when we lived there, I never tired of it. Again, this is a very moving and inspiring post to me. Thanks for sharing it. :)

    1. Thanks for visiting Marsha! I think I'll enjoy this challenge because I love quotes and being inspired by them.

  2. Beautiful quotes, Kirstin. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.


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