Top 3 on Travel: the beginning of There and Back Again

“All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost”
─ J. R. R. Tolkien
In the background is a wanderer in a dark, green forest
Plans that are not set in stone, giving us the flexibility to discover hidden gems.
“I love to travel, but hate to arrive.” --- Albert Einstein.
On the background is a long road to a lighthouse.
It’s the journey, the experience, more so than the destination.
*This quote is often (mis?)attributed to Mark Twain but QI tells us it is likely by H. Jackson Brown.

These three quotes are part of our code, or rather, guidelines, as we embark on our travels (the differentiation is borrowed from Pirates of the Caribbean, “The code is more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules” :)). We have big plans for travel, from Antarctica to Zurich, but we’re starting our first steps wandering closer to the equator, starting in the USA.  More on our journey as we arrive at our first stop (it’s not to pick up a hobbit to avoid bad luck, there are two of us, not 13, on our journey!).

What are your thoughts about what makes good travel guidelines?

Interesting bit of related trivia: What country has no capital city? Let us know in a comment, official answer in the next post!

Answer to trivia from the last post: it was Mars’s M&Ms that passed on being the candy that lures ET from the closet in the movie ET.  Two gold stars are awarded to the two people who got it right, John Rieber and Ally Bean — thank you for sharing your great trivia knowledge with us!

25 thoughts on “Top 3 on Travel: the beginning of There and Back Again

    1. Lol, there’s an ancient Chinese curse that goes “may you live in interesting times” 🙂 Speaking of an interesting world … did you know there’s a country (an entire country!) you can rent? Wonders never cease!

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! We are still waking up every morning (without an alarm clock, btw 😉), delighted that Someday is today… like Bradbury said, the world is “more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”

      We’re looking forward to learning more about your journeys.


    1. That is extremely wise, we’ll try to follow it! Have you been able to, during your years of travel? You certainly make it sound that way as you retell your experiences: they sound joyous!

      We’d like to add to it: “and the food be good” 😋 We are already writing up our experience in a delightful and different type of eatery… Stay tuned!

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      1. We do mostly follow it. We remind each other whenever we’re starting to feel a bit anxious. Then as soon as one of us says it out loud we relax and let go. We’ve been pretty lucky so far.


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