I’ve been blogging up a storm lately, and so this travel quote caught my eye immediately.

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” -Moslih Eddin Saadi

Writing about travel has forced me to become more observant, more inquisitive, and more reflective. In part, I see this blog as a gift to myself; something to look back on and remember how lucky I’ve been to explore the world. I hope that as long as I am traveling, I am doing it with eyes wide open, observing everything.

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Do you have a big journey coming up soon? Tons of your own past travel observations to share? If so, I encourage you too to make your own website to share photos and stories with family, friends, and the world!

  • I couldn’t agree more with what you’ve said. Travel blogging has definitely enriched my travels, however I do think there are some travel bloggers who blog too much and miss out on the wonders of traveling since all they are doing is sitting at their computer.

    • Alex
      December 21 2011

      It’s true, it’s all a balance. Personally that’s why I enjoy writing about my own travels (like you do as well) and not top ten lists about places I’ve never been… but I also try to write the same kind of writing that I enjoy reading.

  • Fidel @IHarTravel
    December 20 2011

    Yeah, making my own website this year as opposed to being on wordpress.org was one of the best things I could have done.
    I think having a forum to share your photos and stories really helps you when it comes to traveling. You look for more I believe and you tend to hold on to a conversation a little longer, try another bite of something that doesn’t look or smell too good, take a walk down a path that isn’t as paved, etc.
    It’s nice to think that as I long as I keep paying for my domain, years from now when I have kids and they are teenagers, they might look at what I wrote and fly, err, teleport to that destination.

    • Alex
      December 21 2011

      Hmmm, if I have kids someday I might delete some of my posts so they don’t have anything to hold against me 🙂 Just kidding. But I do agree that sometimes I push myself a little further than I otherwise would have with the excuse, “It’s for the blog!”

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