Photo of the day: Spread your wings

2013-12-10 13:14
In a TEDx seminar on learning how to travel, Journalist, Author and TV host, Robin Esrock said that after a survey he conducted with nearly 2 000 people from different backgrounds, in 46 different countries, the biggest regret that people have, is they had not taken the opportunity to travel.

In Author, Mark Twain’s 1872 part travelogue, part autobiography, part tall tale, Roughing It; Twain writes that Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and that many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.

And in the words of our late charismatic leader, former president Nelson Mandela:

"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb."

As much as travel should be regarded as a privilege of leisure, it should also be regarded as a necessity to personal and social development.

Today’s photo of the day by Instagram user, Wafflesmoker, displays a lovely portrait of a Gray Jay with widespread wings, also referred to as a Whiskey Jack. While hiking up the west coast of Vancouver Island, Wafflesmoker was lucky enough to snap a photo of this petite member of the crow family.

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