Working on the Best Travel Tip of All Time

Time is one a luxury of life we chase, and only by surrendering do we win. What a strange way of conquering one's life, by stopping: It is not true.

What are some good travel tips? Do not hide your money under the mattress in the hotel is a good one. Maybe marrying a rich person is a better travel tip!

Best Travel Tip

In the end, time and money are the two essentials of travel. These are what are required to travel the world ... and it's best to forget the latter. You will never have enough money. Today is the day. The art of travel is leaving, not staying, to buy the ticket today because tomorrow will always be tomorrow, a day that never comes.

Yet, we can all strive to come up with the best travel tip of all time, the one that changes the world of travel, if nothing else, and do it just for fun.

OK, let us give it a try today; let us write the best travel tip of all time!

Let us close our eyes and listen:

What do we hear?

1. Do we hear sweet music, how the voices of people around us make us feel powerful?


2. Do we hear the clashing, meandering noise of confusion, those whining voices that emotionaly drain us and make us feel weak at the end of the day?

When we can no longer be bothered, when we have had enough, we travel, we walk away; and those who stay believe the check is in the mail, and tomorrow will come.

And the answer to the question in the photo above is ...

Jesus did! … No, that is not correct!

(I know: I'm being politically incorrect. Please, bear with me.) 

“Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” – John 5:8

Henry David Thereau did, but that is not correct, he did not.

(His books are too old. It had to be a modern writer, maybe someone on Twitter.) 

"It would surpass the powers of a well man nowadays to take up his bed and walk, and I should certainly advise a sick one to lay down his bed and run." – Henry David Thoreau

Yep, your wife said it; that's the correct answer.

Why? She was making a dreadful noise, so you walked away – not toward, but away. Travel is about walking away from something, not walking toward a goal.

And, yes, I failed again to write the world's best travel tip.

When you come visit me, we can talk about it together.

Thank you,
Andy Graham
Kara, Togo West Africa April 2013


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