Travelers Philosophy

We participate in an online forum found at the website where many full-time RVer’s share their experiences and ask questions they may have about life on the road. The other day someone started a thread asking for everyone to share their philosophy of life and we decided to share some with you below. We did not confirm any quotes so forgive us if some are incorrect.


“Watching the clock is not the same as watching a sunrise.”

“Who is rich? He who rejoices in his portion”

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. — Martin Buber

Nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and contact with many kinds of people. – Samuel Clemens

‘Home is not a place. It’s wherever your passion takes you’ – Sheridan, Babylon 5

“Thanks to the Interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything” Charles Kuralt

Don’t wish upon a star – reach for one!

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost

“True courage is pursuing your dreams, even when everyone says it’s impossible.”

Small House, Big Yard

Now that we are retired we never get lost…We just find new places we have never seen before.

“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 harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – credited to Mark Twain

“It’s 5 O’clock somewhere”

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien:

We don’t have a schedule and are sticking to it.

“My lifestyle is a lot more fun than your vacation.”

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living. – Henry David Thoreau

You will never find a Rainbow if you’re looking down!!!!!

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be. – Douglas Adams

Someday your life will pass before your eyes. Make it worth watching!

Dance like no one’s looking

Life is too short not to take time out to enjoy the fun. The best part of life is when family members become your friends and friends become family.

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.” -Robert Louis Stevenson

“I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.” Dawna Markova

Don’t take Life so seriously…..Relax , enjoy it….it’s not like you’re gonna get out of it alive!!!!!!

“Home is where we park it”

“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.” – Barbra Hall

“I hope I can be the autumn leaf, Who looked at the sky and lived, And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift” – Dodinsky

“Don’t give up on your dreams just because of the time it may take….time will pass anyway”

“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…”

“With change comes opportunity” (Author unknown) If you never move out of your comfort zone you’ll miss out on all that our incredible world has to offer!

Of course the corollary to that quote is:

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results“. (Albert Einstein) Living in the same house, going to the same job, talking to the same people day after day and wishing you could make things different but doing nothing to make it happen. How many of us are guilty of being that way at some time in our lives?

“Every story has an end. But in life, every ending is just a new beginning. Life goes on – not always the way we had envisioned it would be, but always the ways it’s supposed to be. Remember, we usually can’t choose the music life plays for us, but we can choose how we dance to it. Make yours a beautiful memory.”

The road goes on forever AND the party never ends

“With risk comes reward”. One thing is certain; giving up the average life to become a vagabond is a risk. The reward is in each of our hearts and memories.

If you are not prepared to take a chance in life, then you are not prepared to live it

As you go through life….Live like someone left the gate open!!!!!!!!!!!

Matthew 6:34 – Therefore don’t be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day’s own evil is sufficient.

The biggest tragedy in life is not death itself…… is the passing of dreams during life’s duration.