After reading Grace and Susan’s philosophy on Thirteen Months, I started noticing that most travel bloggers and writers have proclaimed personal manifestos on their websites. Guess Tay and I will have to do that too one of these days, though I’d like to think that “tranquilo” says it all.
Here’s one I saw recently in an interview with Catherine Watson, on World Hum:
How would you characterize your own travel philosophy?
“Go everywhere you can.
Be passionately curious.
Talk to everyone whoâ€™ll let you, especially the quiet people.
Stay till the bitter end. If the ceremonial lasts all day, so do youâ€”you never know whatâ€™ll happen at the end.
Be able to turn on a dime. Throw out your itinerary if something better comes along, and it always will.
Donâ€™t sweat the small stuffâ€”or the bad beds, or the bed bugs, or the wet shoes or whatever. The discomforts will pass, the shoes will dry, and the memories will last.
And maybe more than anything: Commit to the trip. Commit to the moment. Really be there.”