"On the road of life, it’s not where you go, but who you’re with that makes the difference."

 In the moment, "My name is Terry."

In the moment, "My name is Terry."

 Friendship begun,  Terry and Terje

Friendship begun,  Terry and Terje

 Time together, 500 meters underground.

Time together, 500 meters underground.

I had a repeat traveler write this quote on a post travel note to me.  She has now been on two of my tours. There were also two others that came again on my tour as well. I was humbled with gratitude and wonder when they signed up to come. Living a distance away in our big USA and not having the times to revisit past travelers, it is always a joyful moment to reconnect, widen and deepen relationships and friendships, no longer just tourists, but real people with stories to share about their life.  

When talking with friend about my upcoming tour in 2016, she stated she wanted to go and asked about the dates. She was not able to come on the dates mentioned, so I said maybe the next time, and she said, “No, I want to go with Kathy.” 

I had a past traveler that was a little uncertain about her unknown roommate she would have on a tour I led. After the tour, they were already planning a trip to Europe together the next year!   

A grandmother took her granddaughter to Norway, and for the first time introduced the whole Norwegian family to her granddaughter, and they spent the day with them and the cousins. What joy the grandmother expressed to have the opportunity with her granddaughter. She has now passed her legacy on to her granddaughter who is cherishing those times they had together.

I could go on and on with wonderful memorable stories, traveler sayings, and experiences that I have personally had with the travelers that come on my tours, but it wouldn’t be a blog, but a book unfinished.  

The mountains become bigger and sharper, the water in the Fjords mirror the mountains, the food tastes better, and the narrow, winding roads aren’t as scary, swimming in the fjord isn’t so unbearably cold, the noise in the bus is a good hum, the bus driver keeps us laughing and comfortable.

"On the road of life, it’s not where you go but who you’re with that makes the difference!"