Travel Quote Series – The Enduring Value Of Experiences

Travel Quote Series 20
From our incredible encounter with a herd of migrating wildebeest in central Serengeti, Tanzania

I loved collecting ‘things’, once upon a time. Objects for the house. Clothes and accessories. And being Indian, jewellery. Because they gave me pleasure, and because it was the done thing.

Today, I cannot look at anything of monetary value without converting the cost into travel terms. I have walked out of many stores with a wallet full of gift money, eschewing the fleeting pleasure of expensive baubles for the enduring value of travel memories. I have evolved into a hoarder of a different kind.

The Gnu and its Wanderlust – The Great Wildebeest migration
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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

55 thoughts on “Travel Quote Series – The Enduring Value Of Experiences

  1. Madhu…I get it. I’m hoarding myself in Bali as we speak. I’m saving half my free breakfast for lunch! I don’t need things. I need to be…gone. To foreign lands. To anywhere, any time. Now is the best time.

  2. Lovely thought, Madhu. It is true how we are all collectors at heart, fearing the moment may pass to soon without relishing every part of it when it is happening.

  3. I too cherish my travel memories, and my blogs and pictures which record them all. I also love to collect a few things along the way, but nothing expensive and not too much. 🙂

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