Pack Light. Travel Slow. Connect Deep.
That's my motto and my wish for you.
Travel has taught me that more isn't better, fast shouldn't be an unquestioned objective, and that superficiality is best left to social media.
Let's get real with ourselves. Few of us want for anything.
Motorcycle travel is a study in minimalism and has taught me the virtues of simplicity.
What I learned about living lightly on the road has paid dividends at home. In 2014 we liberated ourselves from half of what we once owned. Our simpler lives are much more satisfying. Pack Light.
Most of us hustle through our days. A need for speed becomes a way of life instead of a means to an end; a habit instead of an occasional necessity.
Road tripping has made me more mindful both on and off my motorcycle. I have learned to leave room in my days—on and off the road—for detours and serendipity.
The ultimate destination doesn't matter half as much as the way I get there and how I'm shaped by the journey—true both on and off the road. Travel Slow.
As a "slow traveler" through life, I make time and flexibility for encounters with people, the natural world and myself.
These experiences often lead me to examine my life and live it more fully. I wrote about some of them in my book, Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer and I write about them here on my blog.
Travel teaches us a lot about others, ourselves, and our environment. Connect Deep.