Take a Break, Travel, Play Music

I think that traveling is one of the best ways to take a break.

Whether you travel to the next town or fly over an ocean to visit an international decision, this will take you out from your usual routine. The experience can help you see things in a new light. It refreshes your mind, challenges your perspective.

Music, on the other hand, may not mean stepping into a new physical territory like traveling but like reading, it can take you to places as well. It can bring you back to the past, it can let you re-experience the happy places in your life. And yes, it can even allow you to revisit some of the painful stops and pauses in your life. I think this is true whether you just listen to music, watch a live musical performance or whether you yourself are playing music with the piano or a Fender guitar (by the way, check out the best musiciansfriend.com fender guitars).

Traveling and music. Both provide opportunities to take a break from our usual routines. Both can take us to places, and hopefully inspire you and me as we continue our own personal journeys in life.

8 Travel Quotes for Both the Traveler and Non-traveler

I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since I last shared on this blog some travel quotes that pique my interest. You can find the post on those travel quotes right here.

I have had some lull in travel with my last trip in January and with the next one coming up on August yet. And so I thought it would be nice to get inspired about how others viewed travelling. So here are some travel quotes you and I can ponder on:

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
– Anais Nin

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
– Martin Buber

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
– Leonardo da Vinci

People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.
– Martin Yan

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
– Benjamin Disraeli

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
– Lawrence Durrell

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
– Lin Yutang

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
– T. S. Eliot

You can find more inspiring travel quotes from brainyquote.com.