Lorrin Lee's Travel Page
A Most Useful and Inspiring Collection of Travel Information

"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."
— Robert Louis Stevenson

"When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money."
— Susan Heller

"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."
— Lao Tzu

"Tourists don't know where they have been. Travelers don't know where they are going."
— A traveler

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

"Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind."
— Seneca

"The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing."
— Daniel J. Boorstin

"It is not down in any map; true places never are."
— Herman Melville
"What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road."
— William Least Heat Moon

"We don't see the world as it is. We see it as we are."
— Anais Nin

"The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land."
— G.K. Chesterton

"There's more to life than increasing its speed."
— Mahatma Gandhi

"Keep a quiet heart, sit like a tortoise, walk sprightly like a pigeon, and sleep like a dog."
— Li Ching-Yuen, who lived to 256

"Prepare for the worst. Plan for the best."
— Lorrin L. Lee

"To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change."
— Charles Horton Cooley

"And that's the wonderful thing about family travel: it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind.."
— Dave Barry

"Travelers never think that they are the foreigners."
— Mason Cooley

"Help people get where they want to go and you'll end up where you want to go."
— Lorrin L. Lee

"Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage."
— Regina Nadelson

"I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within."
— Lillian Smith

"I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them."
— Mark Twain

"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
— James Michener

"You'll be the same year after year except for the people you meet, the books you read, the films you watch, the places you travel, and the new things you do."
— Lorrin L. Lee

"I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad. "
— George Bernard Shaw

"I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine."
— Caskie Stinnett

"To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries."
— Aldous Huxley

"The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see."
— G.K. Chesterton

"What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."
— Bob Dylan

"We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment."
— Hilaire Belloc

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

"If you love Nature, you will find Beauty everywhere."
— Vincent Van Gogh

"If you have been stricken by illness – your new car, your new home, your new big bank balance – all these fade into unimportance until you have regained your vigor and zest for living."
— Peter Steincrohn, M.D.

"The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway."
— Henry Boye

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
— Mark Twain

"The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are."
— Samuel Johnson

"All the pathos and irony of leaving one�s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time."
— Paul Fussell

"People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home."
— Dagobert D. Runes

"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it."
— John Steinbeck

"Nature, time, and patience are the 3 greatest physicians."
— Irish Proverb

"All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it."
— Samuel Johnson

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."
— Irish

"A traveler without observation is a bird without wings."
— Moslih Eddin Saadi

"To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world."
— Freya Stark

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
— Mark Twain

"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living."
— Miriam Beard

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

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."
— Jawaharial Nehru

"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become of it."
— John Ruskin

"Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going."
— Paul Theroux

"May you live every day of your life."
— Jonathan Swift

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person."
— Albert Schweitzer

"Realize that within you lies the power to change the world by what you do or do not do."
— Lorrin L. Lee

"To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted."
— Bill Bryson

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it."
— Charles Dudley Warner

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."
— Lao Tzu

"To change one's life, start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions."
— William James

"The journey not the arrival matters."
— T. S. Eliot

"A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles."
— Tim Cahill

"Not all those who wander are lost."
— J. R. R. Tolkien

"There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner."
— G.K. Chesterton

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
— Maya Angelou

"The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it."
— Rudyard Kipling

"Travel is glamorous only in retrospect."
— Paul Theroux

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined."
— Henry David Thoreau
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."
— St Augustine
This travel page has helped me plan my trips to 50 countries. It can help you, too.
Happy travels!
Lorrin L. Lee

P.S. Have more fun!

  1. Family Vacation Critic...Tips for the family adventure.
  2. iExplore...Adventure world travel. Come back different.
  3. Independenttraveler.com...Trip planning. Discount travel. Tips galore.
  4. Infohub.com...Specialty Travel Guide. Vacations. Trip ideas. Travel tips.
  5. InsureMyTrip.com ...Travel insurance comparison site.
  6. LonelyPlanet.com ...Among the world's best travel guide books.
  7. Price of Travel ...Budget your travel here.
  8. Square Mouth ...Travel insurance.
  9. Thorn Tree Travel Forum ...Travel advice and information from Lonely Planet.
  10. SmarterTravel.com...Information and inspiration for smarter travel.
  11. Travel + Leisure Magazine...Online top travel info, articles, tips. World's Best.
  12. Travel Tips...Loaded with tips for you.

  1. BestFares.com...For cheap tickets. Air. Hotels. Car. Rail. Vacation Packages.
  2. Bing.com/travel...Cheap flights, hotels, destinations.
  3. BugPacific.com...Backpacker's guide to New Zealand and Pacific Islands.
  4. Couchsurfing.com...A good way to stay at a local's home. Life-changing.
  5. DealBase...Find hotel and cheap travel discounts.
  6. Expedia.com...Check airfares, hotels, cars. Then, book elsewhere.
  7. Fodors.com...Extensive guide to travel destinations, hotels, restaurants.
  8. ForbesTraveler.com...A travel site for the rich and famous, including you.
  9. Frommer's...Travel guides. Destinations. Hotels. :Trip ideas. Tips. Tools.
  10. Hotwire...Discount airfares, hotels, cars, cruises, vacations.
  11. Kayak...Compare hundreds of travel sites for best prices and itineraries.
  12. Last Minute Travel...For hotels, flights, cruises, cars, packages.
  13. Orbitz.com...Airline tickets, hotels, car, rail, vacations, cruises.
  14. Priceline.com...Cheap flights, hotels, rental cars.
  15. RailEurope.com...Travel by train in Europe. Eurorail. Eurail passes.
  16. SideStep.com...A comparison site for flights, hotels, cars, cruises, vacations.
  17. Travelzoo...Top deals: airfare, hotels, vacations, cruises.
  18. Travelocity.com...An all-purpose travel site.
  19. TripAdvisor.com...Trusted travel advice on hotels, flights, restaurants.
  20. Trip Watcher...be your own travel agent. Explore choices. Compare prices.

  1. Airline Fees...The Ultimate Guide. Comparisons.
  2. Airline Phone Numbers...Contact your airline for airline issues.
  3. Bing.com/travel/flights ...Find your best flights from Bing.
  4. BTS.gov...Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Airport rankings. Flight delays.
  5. Farecompare.com...Compare cheap flights fast.
  6. Flightaware.com...Live flight tracking, status, delays.
  7. Flycheapo.com...Find cheap flights on low cost airline routes.
  8. FlyerTalk...World's most popular frequent flyer community.
  9. Kayak.com/flights ...Best flights from Kayak.
  10. Seatexpert.com ...Find the best seats on your flight.
  11. SeatGuru.com...Find the best seat before you fly... from Tripadvisor.
  12. Tripadvisor.com/flights ...Cheap flights and tickets from Tripadvisor.
  13. TSA.gov...Prohibited items for flights. Transportation Security Administration.
  14. Yapta.com...Track flight prices and check for airline refunds.

  1. Bedandbreakfast.com...Over 10,000 B&B's for vacations. Memorable stays.
  2. Craigslist.org...For vacation rentals at bargain prices.
  3. DudeRanch.org...Why not become a cowpoke for a few days?
  4. HomeAway.com...Vacation rentals. Beach houses. Condos. Cabins. Villas.
  5. HomeExchange.com...Make yourself at home. Anywhere in the world.
  6. HostelWorld.com...Over 24,000 hostels in over 180 countries.
  7. Hotels.com...Discounts, reviews on 85,000 hotels worldwide.
  8. Quikbook.com...Discount New York hotels and other cities.
  9. TravelPost.com...Hotel and resorts reviews, ratings.
  10. Unusual Hotels of the World...For a unique and unforgettable experience.
  11. VRBO...Vacation Rentals by Owner. From HomeAway.

  1. Chowhound.com...For those who love to eat.
  2. OpenTable.com...Make instant confirmed restaurant reservations.
  3. Roadfood.com...Most memorable local eateries along the highways of America.
  4. Yelp.com...Local reviews of restaurants.

  1. Autoslash.com ...helps you find the cheapest rates.
  2. CarRentalExpress.com...Car rental comparison site.
  3. Carrentals.com...A good comparision site for car rentals.

  1. Cruise.com...Low cruise fares.
  2. Cruisedeals.com...Cruise deals.
  3. Cruisecritic.com...Cruise reviews, deals.
  4. Cruisecompete.com...Let agents compete for your cruise discounts.
  5. VacationsToGo.com...Last minute discount cruises. Save up to 75%.
NOTE: Plan to arrive on the day before your departure and leave a day after your ship arrives back in port...just in case you're delayed. You can get cheaper rates about 30 days or less before departure. Be patient and flexible for hot deals.

  1. ExOfficio...Travel clothing for adventure. Shoes.
  2. Hammacher Schlemmer...All kinds of goodies for travel and more.
  3. LL Bean...Outdoor gear for the whole family.
  4. Magellan's...The world's most trusted source of travel supplies.
  5. Minimus.biz...Minimum size travel items to travel light.
  6. Mountain Hardwear...Innovative outdoor clothing.
  7. PackingLight...Luggage, travel clothing, gear, ...to travel light.
  8. Patagonia...Outdoor clothing, gear for travel and more.
  9. REI...Outdoor gear, equipment, clothing, supplies.
  10. Sahalie...Travel clothing. Hats. Bags. Luggage. Gadgets.
  11. Sierra Trading Post...Discounts on popular brand clothing, gear for travel.
  12. Skymall...The airlines catalog.
  13. Travel Smith...Travel clothing, accessories, luggage, and more.

  1. Lola Akinmade ...cool travel links. Wow. Inspiring. Beautiful photos.
  2. Travel Junkie Julia Dimon...Visited 80 countries in her twenties. Amazing.

  1. 50 Essential Experiences ...The Travel Bucketlist.
  2. 50 Essential Travel Tips...To help you make the right moves as you travel.
  3. AAA...Travel, hotel, car rental discounts. Vacation packages,
  4. Asia Travel Tips...Hotels, deals, videos, tips, news.
  5. Brave New Traveler...Online Travel Magazine. Trip ideas. Articles.
  6. Country Codes...Plus Phone Codes. Dialing codes. Telephone codes. ISO.
  7. Country Info...For each country.
  8. Currency Converter...For the world's currency. Exchange rates.
  9. Everything-Everywhere.com...Gary Arndt's journey around the world.
  10. FrugalTravelGuy.com...how to travel almost free.
  11. Gadling...Travel blog, news, stories, deals, tips.
  12. Google Earth...See the world from the sky. Amazing site.
  13. Google Maps...Get directions, travel times.
  14. Home & Abroard...Personalized travel planning, dream trips.
  15. Independenttraveler.com...Trip planning. Discount travel.
  16. MapQuest...Driving directions.
  17. Menu Pages...Of restaurants all over the USA.
  18. MyTripJournal.com...One of the best travel sites. — Forbes
  19. National Geographic...Adventure travel, maps, videos, music, photography.
  20. Panoramio...Photos of the World.
  21. Jaunted...The Pop Culture Travel Guide.
  22. Roadtripdream.com...Live your road trip dream.
  23. Skype.com...Save on computer calls. Free calls to other Skype users.
  24. Superfuture Travel...Tours, maps, search, guides.
  25. Translator...For languages. Yahoo. Babel Fish.
  26. Travel Health Online...Prepare yourself for healthy adventure before you travel.
  27. Travel Videos...of Europe and the World by Dennis Callan of Hawaii.
  28. Travel.State.Gov...International travel. Passports. Visa. Alerts. Hurricanes.
  29. Travelistic...Videos for travelers.
  30. ViaMichelin.com...Maps, route planner, route finder, European maps, hotels.
  31. Weather...Check the weather where you plan to go.
  32. Wikitravel...Travelers share their comments on worldwide travel.
  33. World Atlas...Maps by Infoplease.
  34. World Factbook...Facts about each country. CIA.
  35. World Hum...The Best Travel Stories on the Internet.
  36. WorldNews.com...News about each country.
  37. World Travel Guide...Articles, travel gear, blog, destinations, reviews.
  38. Yahoo! Maps...Driving directions, traffic.
  39. Yahoo Travel...Travel and transportation in Yahoo! Directory.

NOTE: Priceline.com allows you to bid low prices on a hotel room - with the catch that you don't find out the exact property you booked until your credit card is already charged. Similarly, Hotwire.com shows you a price, but you don't know the hotel's name until after you've committed. Same situation for Expedia, Orbitz. Ask if when the property was built or renovated. Beware of properties and cruise ships that haven't been renovated in more than 5 years. Don't prepay for your entire stay with no cancellations or date changes allowed. Check for bedbugs. Keep your possessions in your luggage, if possible. Or, hang things in the closet. See Bedbug Registry. Be mindful with ALL your air, hotel, car reservations.

A Traveler's Story
by Rob Sangster, who has traveled to 100 countries on 7 continents.
Carpe diem!
Above all else, you must make the decision to overcome inertia. Here's a parable to illustrate what I mean. Two couples, the Browns and the Greens, were Midwestern neighbors in their youth. The Greens moved away, but the couples stayed in touch. Both wanted to "see the world," and talked about taking trips together. One day, Mrs. Green called Mrs. Brown and said they were planning a trip to Europe, and would the Browns like to come along? Well, Mr. Brown said he was just too busy, couldn't get away from his job right then. That evening he told his wife he really didn't much like the idea of going someplace where people didn't speak English. The Greens made that trip, and invited the Browns on a couple of others, but the answer was always about the same. After all, said Mr. Brown, "We'll have plenty of time to travel after I retire." The Greens kept traveling and the Browns couldn't figure out how they could afford it, much less where they got the courage to go to such exotic places. After Mrs.Green started an importing business and Mr. Green joined the board of directors of the World Wildlife Fund, the couples fell out of touch.
Mr. Brown finally did retire, but by then he didn't feel much like traveling; in fact, those foreign places seemed more and more intimidating. Before long, Mr. Brown died — and Mrs. Brown just didn't have the energy to go anywhere.
One sunny afternoon, years later, Mrs. Green thought, "I wonder what ever happened to the Browns?" Glancing up, she waved at her husband as he jogged toward her on the beach in Bora Bora.

"Why tell your grandkids you worked 9-5, five days a week for 40 years and quietly sat in traffic jams while people went to war, suffered disease and shot their own classmates? Tell them you refused to live in fear. Tell them you crossed the Amazon, saw the Lost Cities of Gold and met your soul mate in Casablanca. Travel to the ends of the earth. Go now and live adventures that will make your grandkids proud."

Today's Quotes for You

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"When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable."
— Clifton Fadiman

"A wise traveler never despises his own country.
— Carlo Goldoni

"He who would travel happily must travel light."
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels."
— Edward Dahlberg

"A traveler to distant places should make no enemies."
— Nigerian Proverb

"Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends."
— Seneca

"Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth."
— Mark Twain

"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."
— George Moore

"I should like to spend the whole of my life in travelling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home."
— William Hazlitt

"The man who goes out alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready."
— Henry David Thoreau

"When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, strength cannot be exerted, wealth is useless and reason is powerless."
— Herophiles, 300 BC

"Never a ship sails out of bay but carries my heart as a stowaway."
— Roselle Mercier Montgomery

"Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse."
— Thomas Fuller

"A vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work."
— Morris Fishbein

"Everyone is our teacher. We can learn from each person on what to do and what not to do -- to live our life to the fullest."
— Lorrin L. Lee

"My favourite thing is to go where I've never been."
— Diane Arbus

"Experience, travel - these are as education in themselves."
— Euripides

"We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey."
— John Hope Franklin

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
— Robert Frost

"Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages."
— Dave Barry

"I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it."
— Rosalia de Castro

"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."
— Ernest Hemingway

"I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train."
— Oscar Wilde

"Eat not for the pleasure thou mayest find therein; eat to increase thy strength, eat to preserve the life thou has received from Heaven."
— Confucius

"Travel teaches toleration."
— Benjamin Disraeli

"My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunities."
— Diana Ross

"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience."
— Francis Bacon

"We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment."
— Hilaire Belloc

"The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends."
— Shirley MacLaine

"The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them."
— Amelia E. Barr

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
— Helen Keller

"When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money."
— Susan Heller

"Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings."
— Hodding Carter

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
— Benjamin Franklin

"Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken."
— Frank Herbert

"Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter."
— Izaak Walton

"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might! Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one."
— Elbert Hubbard

"Refusing to ask for help when needed, is refusing someone the chance to be helpful."

"People put you down because they are unsure of themselves."

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."
— Dale Carnegie

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
— Albert Einstein

"The quality of our expectations determines the quality of our action."
— Andre Godin

"Change your lifestyle to healthy living, then you will improve your life."
— Patricia Bragg

"Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it."
— Benjamin Franklin

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."
— George Patton

"SUCCESS is a journey, not a destination. Make your life a fun-filled, joyous, and happy journey lived with passion."
— Lorrin L. Lee

"Whatever we do, we are doing it to be happy, whether we realize it or not."
— Ralphe Parlette

"We are not creatures of circumstances; we are creators of circumstances."
— Benjamin Disraeli

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings."
— Samuel Johnson

"Light is the task where many share the toil."
— Homer

"The deepest craving in human nature is the craving to be appreciated."
— William James

"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."
— Confucius

"You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."
— John Wooden

"Sometimes our light goes out, but it is blown again into flame by an other human being."
— Albert Schweitzer

"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of others, but from doing something worthwhile."
— A wise person

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science."
— Albert Einstein

"It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book."
— Friedrich Nietzsche

"Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort."
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Many wealthy people are little more than the janitors of their possessions."
— Frank Lloyd Wright

"You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving."
— Robert Louis Stevenson

"Life is full of blips and tweaks. Blips are what happens in our lives. Tweaks are the changes we make to improve our lives."
— Lorrin L. Lee