What’s the meaning of life? If you go to the Video Gallery on this site and look for my short Jamaican documentary (it’s 10 minutes!) you’ll 3 find little girls at a school in Ocho Rios who come up with the answer in 30 seconds by asking Mr. Google in the Box that same question. (Hint: The answer is “to be happy.”) Don’t be afraid of Mr. Google; he knows everything! If you learn the meaning of life, no matter what age you are, that’s called wisdom. Mix wisdom with a little humour and you are well on the way to becoming happy. Here’s some wisdom I have gathered from other travellers along the way. Enjoy!

· It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future – Yogi Berra

· If you’re reading this…Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is. ― Chad Sugg

· The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. ― Isaac Asimov

· When nothing is going right, go left. – Anonymous

· It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings.

· You do not write your life with words. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do. ― Patrick Ness

· When I hear someone sigh that life is hard, I am tempted to ask: “Compared to what?” – Sydney Harris

· The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache. ― Marjorie Pay Hinckley

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· We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ― Joseph Campbell

· Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. ― Leo Buscaglia

· A wise man will make opportunities than he finds. ― Francis Bacon

· Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking: “What’s in it for me?” ― Brian Tracy

·As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. ― Henry David Thoreau

· The journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination. ― Dan Millman

· Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything. – Charles Kuralt

· If you come to a fork in the road, take it. – Yogi Berra

· Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else. – Lawrence Block

· Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers. – George Carlin

· If you are going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

· Boy, those French. They have a different word for everything. – Steve Martin

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

· Do not insult the mother alligator until after you have crossed the river. – Old Haitian Proverb

· I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. — Oscar Wilde

· Gaiety is among the most outstanding features of the Soviet Union. –Joseph Stalin

· You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.

–Yogi Berra


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  1. Refreshing blog Mike. I wholeheartedly agree with your perspective of travel that goes much deeper than the postcard.

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