“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

The journey or the destination, ...traveler or the tourist?

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Rarotonga, the main island in the archipelago of islands called the Cook Islands, boasting rare beauty, an idyllic climate, warm welcoming people with the widest white smiles and a peaceful pace of life. Far from the bustle of mass tourism you can find secret island paradise in the South Pacific. For more photos on the Cook Islands Photos Rarotonga

Know your way

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
It has long been said that travel "broadens the mind". Now new evidence proves that jumping on a plane will not only make you smarter, but more open-minded and creative.
Traveling is for adventure, relaxation and enjoyment. By planning well, you can ensure you that you can enjoy a hassle-free experience. Research your destination online and discuss it with fellow travelers. Make a list of sights you would like to see. Websites are a great place to research travel photos, journals and videos posted by real people sharing their experiences.

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Sometimes the journey is the destination. Whatever your travel philosophy is a well planed trip will allow you to see and experience more. Don't always stick to main tourist areas, taking the backroads can give you a wonderful insight about people and their culture. Because when you leave behind the familiar, you can’t help but be changed by the diffrences. Where to go? Well that’s up to you, it’s a big world out there. The choice of destinations is far less important than the choice to depart. Take look at the globe, and start planning your next adventure.

Travel Experiences

Go casual, simple, and very light. Remember, in your travels you'll meet two kinds of tourists — those who pack light and those who wish they had. Say it once out loud: "PACK LIGHT."

Rick Steves

Our reasons for traveling and mode of travel have evolved with our lifestyle. We still travel to “get away” and relax. However we also want to experience the local people and culture. We want to learn something in each destination. We want to broaden our horizons and add something to places we visit, not just consume and take away. We also want to have fun! We’ll try some new foods and visit historic places. In return, I hope we leave the local people with the feeling that they have taught us something new and been shown respect in return. The journey continues……