January Inspiration Travel Quotes

It’s a new year and that means a new collection of inspiring travel quotes. Each month, I’ll be choosing 3 quotes that have inspired me in one way or another.

Let’s take a look into my life through travel quotes.


“Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.” – Susan Sontag

My past travels; I’ve collected maybe a dozen of pictures or videos combined. Other than that, I can only reminisce by a few distant memories I have in my mind of all those wonderful places I’ve been too.

In 2016, I said enough of that and bought my first GoPro camera to film and take awesome pictures of my future trips. I did come back with plenty of pictures and videos but I found it not to be enough. On top of that, most if not all my videos were shaky and during low light filming, it was unwatchable!

This being my first real experience with handling a camera, I later found out that the settings and lens has a huge impact in the quality of these videos. We live and we learn! The other dilemma I definitely had was carrying all this equipment around. There were some days where I just had enough and left it all at home. I’ve lost some memorable moments because of this.

With my 2017 travel plans already booked, I plan to take thousands of sharp quality pictures and videos! After weeks of researching, I purchased my first mirrorless camera, the Sony A5000. This camera delivers a smooth footage with a reasonable price. I’m noticing that this hobby may not be a cheap one. A simple camera gear setup can add up pretty quick.

I’ve already organized some folders in my external hard drive to transfer in during my trip and also made a plan of how I’ll be carrying all this gear around. Bring it on!



Follow my journey on video! Two Duy


“Within 10 years it will be impossible to travel to the North Pole by dog team. There will be too much open water.” – Will Steger

Now while at this moment of my life, I have no intentions of traveling to the North Pole, this incredible quote speaks another truth.

Comparing my coworker’s trip to Vietnam 8 years ago to my 2016 one, he said it looks completely different. Even sharing stories were a bit off. Hey, at least they kept the beach nice and clean throughout the years!

This tells us that if we wait too long to travel to a certain place that you’ve heard amazing stories about from friends, family or even strangers, when you do finally decide to go years later, it may not be the same.

We all know the world is changing in a fast pace these days and if we wait too long, we may miss out on what we’ve been wanted experience. Don’t wait too long.


Read about 17 Quotes to Inspire You to Travel more in 2017


“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus

We often ask ourselves, is this finally the year where everything works out for us? The project we’ve been working on the past few years or that leap we deeply know in our heart we need to take but never did?

Steve job had a great quote that relates to this.

“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” – Steve Job

We don’t know what the future holds but we should always be aware of the inevitable. This will help us make the good decisions base on what we truly
want and not the expectations of others.

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