Nothing dramatic changed my ways. I just realized I wasn't the
good-natured guy I used to be. So I worked on developing patience.
It didn't happen overnight, and it wasn't always easy, but the more
patient I became, the more I found myself enjoying life again.
I arrived at airports earlier so I wasn't so rushed. I joined in
conversations with my fellow travelers. I greeted the flight
attendants with sincere smiles. If someone looked lost, I'd offer
directions. I became human again, and I was rewarded with return
smiles, anecdotes I could share, and an all-around good feeling
about myself and life in general.
If you're not patient when traveling, you're going to miss out on
, Colorado Springs, Colorado
"Learning to enjoy my own company on the road has actually
helped me enjoy my own company when I'm at home, too. Traveling is
truly the cure for co-dependency."
, San Antonio, Texas
"When on the road, I have the opportunity to see different
outlooks, perspectives, and traditions in the places I visit. It's
in this exchange of experiences, examples, and ideas that we can
really grow. I know that I have grown as a result of my time on the
, Austin, Texas
"What's my favorite thing about being on the road? Education
and self-improvement. I receive a better education being on the
road than in a classroom. I've made leaps and bounds in my personal
growth that no self-help book could match."
, Chicago, Illinois
"The glories of this lovely planet are unstoppable. Its
gorges and mountains, forests and beaches. And not one of them
touches the glory of this planet's people.