Searching for Beautiful

Searching for Beautiful - Weekend Travel Inspiration

This quote nails it! How can you not love Ralph Waldo Emerson?!

It makes me ask questions of myself. Am I searching for something? Am I trying to escape my normal, daily grind, routine life? I guess I am. In a way. I do want to experience new things, new places. I want to eat new foods, smell new smells. I definitely want to see new and beautiful places. Although, I think I have made it my new way, routine.

I get more excited looking at a map than just about anything else. I love to imagine where I’m going to head off to next. I soak up travel websites, Pinterest, Instagram, and so many photography sites to find the next gorgeous destination. Am I the only one that does this?

This weekend we are going to Brno. I’m thrilled. I didn’t even choose this place, Jim did. I asked him why, and he said it was because once we drove by without stopping and it intrigued him. See why we’ve been married for so long. I love that! I love that we share this fascination for the unknown.

And I do think that we tend to see things as beautiful, no matter where we are. It’s beautiful, partly because it’s a novelty, but also partly because we just love going someplace new, any place really, being out there in this amazing world.

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    1. Jessica, So far Brno is fantastic. The people have been so nice and we’ve had a great time. And yes, you usually have to pack yourself along whenever you go anywhere!

  1. I definitely forget the daily grind when I’m traveling. I’m always surprised by the somewhat disheveled state of my house when we return and have begun to suspect that I travel just so I can sleep somewhere else. It’s such a great way to escape physically and mentally. When we are at home, I find my mind wandering to thoughts of past trips frequently.
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  2. I think the quote can be applied in another way. I know people that have been to really beautiful places, places that I would love to go. However, they talk about the place in an indifferent and even derogatory way. This seems to be a pattern for them. It is like travel is a core to them, something they do because you are supposed to go on vacation. I think you need to have thru curiosity and love for this world and its many places. That is the only way to appreciate its beauty.
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  3. I had a great quote my father once told me, that sometimes we look for things that are closer than what we think. “For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time to still be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” Alfred d’Souza
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