100 of the Best Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

If you are like me and travel is always on your mind, then you probably get as restless as I do in between trips.  Travel is that whisper in the back of your mind reminding you of how much you feel alive when you are visiting foreign places, learning about different cultures, and sharing new adventures.  Travel is one of those things that transcends boundaries and cultures and is something that we can all share a passion for as human beings.  No matter where you live, you are likely as curious about my homeland as I am about yours.  By sharing and learning thru travel, we all get a little bit closer.

If you aren’t like me and you don’t constantly dream about travel, then fear not.  I have put together a collection of some of the most inspiring travel quotes that I could find that are sure to stir the wanderlust within you.  If these words from some of the most adventurous spirits to walk this planet don’t stir your soul, then nothing will.

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Australia and New Zealand Planning Part II

In my last article on our Australia and New Zealand trip planning process, I discussed how I researched the best time to take our trip and which locations should be on the top of our list to visit.  Using this information, I was able to create a rough itinerary for our trip.  Since that time, we have booked our airfare from the United States to Australia, as well as all of the airfare that we will need to go from one location to the next during our trip.

In Part 2 of my Australia and New Zealand planning, I am going to focus on the Australian portion of our trip.  Using the rough itinerary that I created in Part 1 of my planning process, I am going to start filling in the activities and tours for each day we are in Australia, along with how we will be getting around while we are in the country.  My hope is that this information will be helpful to you as you plan your trip to Australia in the future.

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Travel Journal (2/16/2019): Door County Getaway

The conditions were almost perfect this weekend for some spectacular sunsets up North in Door County, Wisconsin, so I decided to take an impromptu road trip this weekend.

If you aren’t familiar with Wisconsin, Door County is the peninsula that extends into Lake Michigan to the North of the city of Green Bay. My destination was my favorite state park on Door County, if not all of Wisconsin, Peninsula State Park. I included a map below so that you can see exactly where I headed.

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Epic National Parks Road Trips – Heart of California Road Trip

In the final installment of my Epic National Park Roadtrips series, I am going to focus on a road trip that highlights some of the best national parklands that the state of California has to offer.  Not only is the state of California one of America’s biggest states, but it is also one of the country’s most beautiful.  For that reason, it should come as no surprise that California is tied with the state of Alaska for the most national parks in the United States with eight.

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Ultimate Guide to Viewing Northern Elephant Seals in California

If you like wildlife, especially marine wildlife, the state of California in the United States has some absolutely wonderful wildlife viewing experiences available to visitors.  One of my favorite of these experiences is seeing the large Northern Elephant Seals along the coast of the state.  It really is impossible to appreciate how large and powerful these seals are until you see them on a beach with your own eyes.

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Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Guide

With a countless number of breathtaking vistas, some of the most unique and beautiful trees in the country scattering its landscape, and some of the best rock climbing scrambles in North America within its borders, Joshua Tree National Park may just be one of the most underrated national parks in the US National Parks system.

Joshua Tree may not get all of the press that its sister parks in California get, as parks such as Yosemite, Death Valley, and Redwood are well known around the world.  However, that doesn’t mean Joshua Tree National Park isn’t every bit as beautiful or exciting.  If you ask any national parks enthusiast who is well versed in all of the national parks in the United States and they will tell you that Joshua Tree National Park is one of the premier national parks in the country.

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Travel Journal (1/31/2019): Joshua Tree National Park

Today we headed Southeast of Santa Barbara, California to visit a national park that I have been wanting to visit for quite some time. Not only does Joshua Tree National Park share my name, but it is also one of the most underrated parks in the Western United States.

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Travel Journal (1/30/2019): Sunsets and Seal Rescues

I made it into Los Angeles last night, and the difference in weather was quite welcome. It’s amazing what feels warm to you when you are coming from -26 temperatures.

Nick lives in Santa Barbara, which is roughly two hours North of Los Angeles. If you are able to time your drive to miss the Los Angeles traffic it is actually a fairly easy drive.

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Cali Here I Come!

Seeing as though the temperatures in Milwaukee this week could not be more frigid (with the estimated low temperature tonight to be -56 degrees below zero with wind chill), my trip to see my brother Nick in Santa Barbara could not have come at a better time.

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15 Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

It is human nature to want to find the best deal possible.  When making significant purchases, as is typical when doing a significant amount of traveling, it is wired within most of us to want to search out the best deal possible.  After all, the more that we can save the more we are able to travel.  Most of us are also extremely trusting when we travel.  You have to put yourself out there and put your trust in other people to a certain extent when you travel someplace you are unfamiliar with.  For this reason, most of us like to think the best of the people we meet and interact with when we travel.

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