fantastical


fantastical ~  adjective – – US    /fænˈtæs.tɪ.kəl/ UK 
Strange and wonderful, like something out of a story:
Fantastical Buddhisttemples and medievalcastlescling to Bhutan’s mistyvalleys.
So strange or extreme that it does not seem to be true or reasonable:
Nobody knew what to make of the fantastical claims she had made to police.
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss
Every place I go is more interesting than the last. Every place I leave makes me long to just go back.  So many people, places, cultures.  It’s all so fantastical.  Never in my wildest, childest dreams could I have imagined my life as it is today.  Here I am and here I go.  Oh the wonderful places.  All of the wonderful places.  With so many more in front of me.
Every day presents to me a new and delightful surprise.
“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
fantastical worlds:

Gadabout


Gadabout (noun) Origin: English | gad·about A person who travels often or to many different places for pleasure (and for me for work)!! 

For now it’s a gad-about for work.. but in the future, I hope to live through some of the same opportunities but only for pleasure!!!

A common gadabout who freely wanders over the landscape with wanton disregard. His days are spent picking up all the stray free words he can handle and squirreling them away for later use.
Subsequently, (days, months or years later) working by candlelight and hidden away in his dank, musty secluded lair, the rogue simply rearranges the collected words on yellowed bond with a sharpened quill ink pen fashioned from the tail feather of a bald-headed vulture.
Once finished, the dastardly cur audaciously attempts to sell those assembled pages for fleeting fame and profit.”

― Leopold Throckmorton

Wanderlust


~Wanderlust (n.) – Origin: German – Definition: A strong, innate, impulse or desire to travel the world.

“Life is a voyage that’s homeward bound. Stay on the right path. He that has patience may compass anything.”    ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld.

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.    ~ Stephan Hawking

Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer. Leopards, cobras, monkeys, rivers and trees; they all served as my teachers when I lived as a wanderer in the Himalayan foothills. ~ Radhanath Swami

“She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing “yes” in the sky.”  ~ Monique Duval

“In order to see birds, it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”  ~Robert Lynd.

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.  ~Ibn Battuta

Still one of my favorite of all time quotes.

Travel isn’t always pretty.  It isn’t always comfortable.  Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart.  But that’s OK.  The journey changes you; it should change you.  It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body.  You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind. ~ Anthony Bourdain

Fellow Travelers:  Como para retirarse del mundo… Narrow escapeIn the middle of the squares of Man; Alaska::Scenery; Courtyard, Guadalajara, Mexico; Waiting… then they come in threes; Maps;