Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of a mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature’s sources never fail………John Muir

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness" - Mark Twain ~~~~~ "Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world" - Gustave Flaubert ~~~~~ "One's destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things"- Henry Miller ~~~~~ "People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the people they ignore at home" - Dagobert D. Runes ~~~~~ "Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves" - Henry David Thoreau ~~~~~ "Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey" - Pat Conroy ~~~~~