In order to inspire people we often quote well known sayings and then go on to explain our take on them.
Here are some of our favourites.
NEVER PUT OFF UNTIL TOMORROW WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY
you may enjoy it and have time to do it again.
DON'T STOP DOING THINGS BECAUSE YOU GET OLD, YOU GET OLD BECAUSE YOU STOP DOING THINGS
If you are physically capable of doing something why let age stop you. For example we have friends who are now in their 70's who still go backpacking every year. They say it gets easier as they get older as they are almost always offered a seat on a bus, get the best rooms at the hostels and quickly get offered a ride when hitching.
NEVER TRY TO GET ALL YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW
Before setting off on a big trip you will probably have many things that you want to put in place and get right. However we have learnt that it is rare to achieve that status and better to aim for a specific start date rather than wait. We have often set off with a few straggling ducks and either pulled them into place once we have got moving or left them to drift until, it has never been the wrong decision.
IT IS BETTER TO TRY AND FAIL THAN NEVER TO TRY AT ALL
Many people put off setting out to travel "in case it doesn't work out". If you do set out to do it and it doesn't work out you can either "cross it off the list" of things you wanted to do or adapt it to something that does suit
you. Many more people will die regretting the things they have not done rather than the things they have done, even if those things have not worked out as planned.
THE HARDEST THING ABOUT TRAVELLING IS SETTING OFF
It is so easy to delay travelling for various reasons but if you just take the plunge and get going many of the reasons for not starting seem to dissapear and before you know it you are into the trip and having a great time.