Journey: Noun An act of travelling from one place to another
Verb Travel somewhere
Synonyms trip – tour – travel – voyage – run – go
While I am not a particularly ‘deep’ or ‘philosophical’ person, I do believe that every trip abroad is a journey, rather than simply a holiday, and that one can learn much about a country, its people and their way of life by venturing out of the ‘tourist’ zones and exploring new areas.
We have found many wonderful hotels, restaurants and attractions thanks to a wrong turn (or perhaps bad map reading on my part!), and a perfect example of this happened just last weekend, when we decided to end our business trip to Slovenia with a last-minute detour to Venice, Italy!
A quick online search for a hotel lead us to an amazing property just outside the hustle and bustle of the city, and despite having a late breakfast in Lake Bled, Slovenia, we arrived in Venice in time for lunch, a cool glass of Vino Bianco and the most spectacular views of this amazing city.
At the end of the day, life really is a journey (not getting deep – I promise!), and with no trial runs and second chances to rely upon, I truly believe every trip across the world should be an adventure… I think I will let Mark Twain finish this one for me…
“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 harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”