Travel theme: Paths

Walking is something most of us do, and we take it for granted. Our feet take us along paths of life, paths of careers, family and nature.

Come walking with me along my the paths of my travels in this fascinating planet:

 

Vejen, Denmark
Kicking the leaves in country Denmark

 

Paths can take you to new discoveries, and invite you to experience a sensory adventure. They instill a feeling of anticipation, or mystery, of what lies beyond.

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Boardwalk in Australia
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 A Secret Garden, Australia

A path might lead to a place where each of us will imagine something different, based on on own microcosmic experiences.

Sunshine Coast
Pandanas Palms shelter the stairs to the Beaches of the Sunshine Coast
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A stairway to where?

As a child, I was completely fascinated with spiral staircases. Not often seen in Australia, they are subject to strict building regulations but regulations have no impact on a child’s imagination.

Iceland
Path to the Magical Blue Lagoon in Iceland

This was a path I will never forget – a special memory for me and my daughter. A wintry swim in the geothermal waters.

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You never know how you might meet on the path in Austria
Site of the ancient fortress
A path to Else’s house and Viking history in Norway

Do you have a favourite walking path? Is it near of far from home?

Others share their path at Where’s My Backpack.

 

 

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46 thoughts on “Travel theme: Paths

  1. This reminds us of our view: that we all chart our own paths, nevermind what others say, nevermind how others judge. We all run our own race in the journey called life. And the paths we carve out are ours alone.

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    1. Lovely words, Mel & Suan. And really it is the only way to be, to be yourself! However, we always have to cognizant of others whilst in our own individual mindset. But you are right, our life is our own destiny, no matter what. To paraphrase Forest Gump a little: Life is like a box of chocolates, (or a hidden path), you never know where it will lead you! Thanks for taking the time to comment. Where is your next travel path (destination)?

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    1. It is a fantastic place Joseph! I visited at night in winter, which make it extra special. Can you imagine being in a warm pool surrounded by lava rocks draped in snow and misty fog hovering about the water! Incredible experience. I don’t think the daytime would have been half as fun! Are you planning a trip to Iceland soon?

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    1. Aletta, you should absolutely go to Iceland. It is such a special experience. A country like no other. And for us in the balmy southern hemisphere, the winter lifestyle adds a touch of novelty. Do you think you would go there?

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  2. We have something in common – I, too, like paths and photograph them, for all the reasons you outline. I love your posted ones.

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  3. Such a good theme! Loved seeing all the different types of paths next to each other. I am too often distracted by the scenery but should take pictures of my paths more often.

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    1. It seems like that a lot of people like that first photo. That is why I posted it first! It has so much atmosphere! Thank you for the lovely comment. What is your running path like? Forest/Lake/Meadow/Cityscape?

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  4. I like to hike in a place called Highbanks Park. There is an amazing overlook deck and it is about a 2 mile hike there and back to parking lot. There is a five mile loop which takes you up and down.
    I found my hikes in Kentucky and West Virginia were my favorites!
    I loved your beautiful and diverse scenery along the paths you displayed. 🙂

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    1. Yes yes yes that is so well said! And when we come into our pace and the present moment we reconnect and go back in to being in time with the nature and the present moment instead of focusing on the past and future 🙂

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    2. Yes, Becca, I think many of us dwell too much in the past and worry about the future. It is a time waster considering the present is slipping through our fingers as we reflect on other time frames that don’t exist except in our headspace.

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  5. Thanks for sharing I really enjoyed this post. Despite travelling a lot, some of my favourite paths are near to home. I am from the UK but have been living in Switzerland for the past eight years. My walk to walk is along a quiet river path. It is a such a lovely start to the day. I also walk on a more rural path near a farm during my lunch break. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem (in case you have time to look) is about the clarity I get when I swim. It is like meditation for me I suppose. Have a good day, Sam 🙂

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    1. It really is. I have always liked writing but when my lovely Dad passed away in December 2015 I began writing every day. It was and still is like therapy for me to be honest.

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