18 Travel Truisms (or random nonsense)

Why do we travel?

This is the most obvious question travelers must answer on a constant basis.ย There are many answers, ranging from the mundane to the sublime to the pedantic to the overused. Ultimately, we travel because we can, lucky creatures that we are. Or, and this is perhaps veering towards the personal, we travel to emulate the chicken and get to the other side. Other side of what, you ask? Ah, the other side of the world, of course. Or maybe the other side of ourselves – the oneย who is adventurous and outgoing; who has so muchย to offer; who knows whole galaxies by heart; who is braver, brighter, better.

But I digress.

No such question will be answered here. Instead, we’ll go on a tangent and discuss travel truisms, which is a less conspicuous way of saying we’re going to put some silly pictures up and write some inanities on them.ย Because we can. Hey, it worked the last time.

Travel Truism #1

Travel Truism #2

Travel Truism #6

Travel Truism #11

Travel Truism #16

Travel Truism #4

Travel Truism #7

Travel Truism #8

Travel Truism #13

Travel Truism #10

Travel Truism #14

Travel Truism #12

Travel Truism #3

Travel Truism #15

Travel Truism #5

Travel Truism #17

Travel Truism #9

Travel Truism #18

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38 Responses

  1. Haha- scrolling through those photos made me giggle ๐Ÿ™‚ Sharing it now

  2. Luv this post! Just the real deal on why we travel – “it gets you there” (so funny) :-). And your photos are great…

  3. Haha! Oh I love these so so much! Perfect!!!

  4. Adelina says:

    Love it! So true!

  5. I really want to steal the bottom one ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I love these posts ๐Ÿ™‚ they definitely put a smile on my face

  6. Shere says:

    all of the statements are true ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. samiya selim says:

    Funny, true, inspiring, practical, 18 great reasons to travel! Loved this post!

  8. haha I love the last one! Did you use Canva to create these? They’re really clever.

    • FW North says:

      Hi Richelle! Yep, these are all made in Canva – it’s the travel blogger’s go-tool of the moment ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks and good luck!

  9. Hi,


    And yep, travel really does grow on you.

    We’re doing a Fiji to Bali trip in about 12 hours.

    Amazing. To think 42 months ago I was never on a plane and by the time I head back to New Jersey I’ll have flown 55 times.


    It really, really grows on you, as you meet new people, see new lands and embrace new cultures.

    Love this ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Tweeting from Savusavu.


    • FW North says:

      Thanks a lot, Ryan! That is truly amazing – you’ve really put those 42 months to good use ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck in Bali!

  10. I love these!! I’m sure you’ll be seeing these images all over Facebook pretty soon:) Definitely going to share

    • FW North says:

      Thanks Sarah! I don’t think there’s a chance of anything we do ever going viral though – we got all the shots done (ta-dum-tum!). Good luck!

  11. Great collection of photos!! Loved each and every one of your points about travel, especially ‘Travel: It will surprise you’ and ‘Travel: It gives you perspective.’

  12. Samantha says:

    Haha my favorite is travel: results may vary. SO TRUE!

  13. Hey, long time no read. Hope you guys are well.
    This is a great collection, my favorite – “Travel – It’s about time.”
    Life is indeed too short.

    • FW North says:

      Hey Greg! Yeah, life tends to be short(ish) and unexpected. Better move before the curtains closes ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck enjoying the Pura Vida!

  14. Alejandra says:

    Had to share this! love the simplicity and how much truth there is in this post! I have to admit that last one was my freakin’ favorite!

  15. Roma says:

    Truisms are a lil bit of truth for all of us. The image of the pissing men in Prague took me back. Yes it CAN be weird, but that’s the best bit.

  16. Craig says:

    Haha great post! All very true! “It can be weird” cracked me up, it’s funny to think that at some point someone thought that fountain was a good idea.

  17. Tim says:

    Exactly – Why the [email protected]#k not?

  18. Of course I’d like to know where the peeing guys are. Is that Slovenia or Slovakia?

    • FW North says:

      Hi Reginia! The peeing guys are in Prague, Czech Republic. Their creator is David ฤŒernรฝ, a Czech sculptor renowned for his surreal approach to History and the madness of our culture. If ever in Prague, check out his work! Good luck!

  19. Jessica says:

    My favorite “there’s food”! There’s a truth to all of them!

  20. Franca says:

    Love them all! ๐Ÿ™‚

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