“Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” – John Muir
“He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de Saint Exupéry
“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller
I stumbled upon a pretty cool site today that I found out via a tweet from Tim Ferris (the author of the four hour work week). Traveling light…..I remember that. One guy, one bag, one mission…..to bumble about Europe for 2 months. That was my mission for about 6 years straight. Every summer, after riding the seasonal work that visits Palm Beach every November to April, I would get out of town just as fast as the snowbirds migrated off the island for cooler parts up north. These snowbirds of course aren’t the ones that require a nest, unless you consider a palatial spread in the Hamptons a nest that is. Anyway, the post was about a travel writer that is actually embarking the US (in fact, he is on his way to London this evening) with nothing more than the clothes on his back and a travel vest…..for a 6 week around the world trip! I thought my one backpack was roughing it. This should be a cool blog to follow. Here is a link to his blog if you want to follow it too. www.rtwblog.com
Oh yeah, about the image…….
This fisheye perspective of this massive waterfall called Iguazu in South America was about the only way for me to capture the energy of this location. I could have spent weeks exploring this waterworld (this scene is only a tiny portion of this unique evironment located between Argentina and Brazil), but am lucky to have spent the time that I did. And wow, the sound was apocalyptic to say the least!