The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” — Bill Bryson

“I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are.” — Diane von Furstenberg

“When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon

I’m travelling today – Seattle to Los Angeles – not too far but I’ll be seeing some advance screenings of a few Disney movies tonight  (read: BRAVE, PEOPLE LIKE US, FRANKENWEENIE and CARS Land June Press Trip and follow #bravecarslandevent on Twitter for information during the event) so I’ll be away from the computer most of the day so I thought I’d leave you with three of my favorite quotes about travel.

The quotes got me thinking about how travel has changed over the last 30 years. As I packed I thought back to the first time I flew. Back then, 1983, it was a big deal to fly and only wealthy people could afford it. That first trip was to Reno for our honeymoon and I was 23 years old  and my husband 25 and yes, it was the first time for both of us.  All I needed then was my new husband, a suitcase, and a good magazine for the plane. Now I spent the night before this trip, my 3rd or 4th this year, plugging in and charging up my iPod Touch, my laptop, my cell phone, and my camera.  Yep, things have changed.

By the way, one of my favorite travel writers is Bill Bryson. If you haven’t read A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, you must. It’s simply his best book and had me laughing out loud and considering a trek myself!