About Me

Nyssa

World traveler. Entrepreneurial spirit. Freelance journalist. Food enthusiast. Culture vulture. Champagne snob. Social media consultant. LSE graduate. Social enterprise advocate. Serial expat.

Where Am I Now?

Where Am I Now?

Past: Napa and Sonoma
Present: Los Angeles
Future: Cancun + Atlanta

Inspiration

Who ever gossips to you, will gossip about you. | Spanish Proverb

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. | African Proverb

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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. | Mark Twain

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. | St. Augustine

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. | Lao Tzu

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by. | Robert Frost

Not all those who wander are lost. | J.R.R. Tolkien

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. | Mark Twain

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. | Robert Louis Stevenson

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal. | Paulo Coelho

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there. | Lewis Carroll

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. | Lao Tzu

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. | Unknown

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. | Susan Sontag

You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. | Dr. Seuss

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. | Ralph Waldo Emerson

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. | Henry Miller

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. | Marcel Proust

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. | Unknown

I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before. | Unknown

Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in. | Andrew Zimmern

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. | Helen Keller

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. | Henry David Thoreau

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars. | Jack Kerouac

The journey not the arrival matters. | T.S. Eliot

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. | Tim Cahill

I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like the people or hate them than to travel with them. | Mark Twain

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. | Benjamin Disraeli

I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. | Lillian Smith

Only he that has traveled the road knows where the holes are deep. | Chinese Proverb

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but, by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. | Maya Angelou

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been; travelers don’t know where they’re going. | Paul Theroux

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. | Francis Bacon

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. | Hilaire Belloc

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sight seeing.’ | Daniel J. Boorstin

Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness. | Ray Bradbury

If Obama wins, I’m leaving the country. If Romney wins, I’m leaving the country. This has nothing to do with politics; I just want to travel. | Unknown

I was not born for one corner. The whole world is my native land. | Seneca

Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse. | Thomas Fuller

I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question. | Harun Yahya

When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. | Clifton Fadiman

Take only memories, leave only footprints. | Chief Seattle

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. | G.K. Chesterton

He who does not travel does not know the value of men. | Moorish Proverb

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. | Albert Einstein

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home. | James Michener

To travel is to evolve. | Pierre Bernardo

The traveler sees what he sees; the tourist sees what he has come to see. | G.K. Chesterton

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more. | Pico Iyer

Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. | Ibn Battuta

If you can't live longer, live deeper. | Italian Proverb

The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go. | Dr. Seuss

Travel brings power and love back into your life. | Rumi

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. | Ralph Waldo Emerson

Travel is like a giant blank canvas, and the painting on the canvas is only limited by one’s imagination. | Ross Morley

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey. | Pat Conroy

Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.’” | Lisa. St. Aubin de Teran

Life cannot be understood flat on a page. It has to be lived; a person has to get out of his head, has to fall in love, has to memorize poems, has to jump off bridges into rivers, has to stand in an empty desert and whisper sonnets under his breath. We get one story, you and I, and one story alone...It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn't it? | Donald Miller

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. | Mary Anne Radmacher

As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own. | Margaret Mead

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. | Miriam Beard

I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations. | The Cultureur

In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher. | Dalai Lama

You can never be overdressed or overeducated. | Oscar Wilde

Comparison is the thief of joy. | Theodore Roosevelt

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