Inspiration Posts

Gratitude in this moment









A few years ago I came upon an inspirational video about gratitude and I wanted to know more about the creator, Louie Schwartzberg ( I read about him (thank you, Google!) and watched other videos he created. After a while, I was sidetracked by everyday life and lost my focus on Schwartzberg’s creative genius.

Last month, while attending Virtuoso Travel Week, I experienced a moment of serendipity during the Opening Session. A surprise guest, Sarah Jessica Parker, welcomed us. Our keynote speaker, Erik Qualman (, the #1 speaker on digital leadership and an international best-selling author, motivated us (Erik rocks my world!). Our fearless leader a/k/a Matthew Upchurch, Virtuoso Chairman of the Board and CEO, sparked our thoughts. And then….

Louie Schwartzberg walked onstage. As he began to speak, I thought he sounded familiar (old age is not for sissies, by the way). Then the proverbial lightbulb went off and I realized I was in the presence of the man whose work fascinated me back in 2012. So whether it’s serendipity or synchronicity, I was reunited with a fountain of inspiration.

Today I decided to share the gift of Louie Schwartzberg’s inspiration with you. Below is a short TED Talk he gave in 2011. If you like it, consider gifting it to someone else. Couldn’t we all use a daily reminder of the beauty and goodness of our world?



Travel Quotes That Inspire You

A good quote can give you an amazing feeling inside and take you back to a priceless memory.  We’ve compiled some of our favorite quotes to share with you and we hope that you really enjoy them.

Inspirational Travel Quotes

“No matter where you go, there are you.” – Buckaroo Banzi

“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” –  Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

“There are people who travel because they want to push themselves to physical limits, people who walk across deserts or cycle across the Antarctic … And then there are people like me, who are just genuinely curious about the world.” – Michael Palin

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” –  Helen Keller

“Remember happiness is a way of travel not a destination.” – Roy Goodman

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“No one realises how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

“I’m not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead – ahead of myself as well as you.” — George Bernard Shaw

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” — Frank Herbert

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These are a few of our favorite travel quotes! Are there others that we missed? Share some of your favorite travel quotes with us in the comments below!