"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

January 15, 2018

What is Traveling

“To travel is to release all the fears and doubts you pointlessly carry around with you.” —Kiana Azizian
Traveling is life. It’s experiencing the world to it’s fullest and putting yourself in new situations you’ve never dreamed of before. To travel is to breathe in the air of unimaginable places, taking in all the beauty the world has to offer. 

Traveling is unpredictable. It’s ending up in places you’ve never expected and meeting people you’ve never dream of knowing. It’s conquering your fears…trying new things. It’s limitless…infinite. Traveling is realizing the true size of this earth. It'll shrink the importance of your problems and will help you realize how insignificant your troubles truly are.  
Traveling equals freedom. Doing whatever you want entirely for yourself. It’s being disconnected from the world and completely present in the moment. It’s learning to appreciate the present, while forgiving the past and forgetting about the future. Traveling will destroy the person you use to be and help create the person you were meant to become. It’s letting go of your past and moving on.  
Traveling is like a drug, forming an addiction that controls your entire being. It'll rob you of your past life and control your future one. You'll become high off of life; causing you to crave that state of mind once you’re back at home.
Traveling is wanting to runaway…to explore new places. To travel is to wander aimlessly. It’s spontaneous trips to unforeseen destinations. It’s never being able to look at the world the same and believing everything and anything is possible. It’s taking life for everything it has to offer…breathtaking moments and unforgettable memories. It’s meeting unforgettable people who will forever change your life. It’s countless hellos and heartbreaking goodbyes.
Traveling is anything you want it to be. You create your own rules, because traveling has no rules. No time limits. No expiration dates. No commitments. It’s the act of embracing change and letting go of expectations. It’s accepting things for what they actually are…it’s chasing dreams. To travel is to live.
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January 5, 2018

Baby It's Cold Outside

Allan H. Treman State Marine Park

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” —Henry David Thoreau

Ithaca New York is a wonderful place to be in the summer...even spring and fall, but I'm glad we aren't there right now. Here are some pictures of The Pearl's summer home. It looks a little different today than it did the day we left the marina in September. I'm looking forward to it looking green again. Thanks Jean for posting these pictures.

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year

"I've come to know that what we want in life is the greatest indication of who we really are." —Richard Paul Evans
Another year has come and gone...and I can truly say I’m glad to bid farewell to 2017. As the stressful memories of the past twelve months slip away, our blessing and good fortune from the year become easier to see. We have so many things to be thankful for in our lives and we look forward to the new adventures that await us in 2018. Happy New Year to everyone. I hope it brings happiness, health and prosperity to all of you.