Sadly, with limited amounts of time we will always have roads not taken, but we’ve also had some great travel by choosing roads, less taken.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
O’ahu, Hawaii – January – February
If you drive west from Honolulu, past the town of Kapolei, past Ko Olina, a planned unit development, past Waipahu town, you come to the end of the road, where waves crash against the shore and the real beauty of O’ahu is found at every turn. . .even on days when clouds cloak the Waianae Mountains.
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
Greece – Mani, Peloponnese – April
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
Vancouver Island, British Columbia – September
The narrow roadway that cuts across Vancouver Island, British Columbia was a new route for us and one that cut through magnificent old growth forests leading us to Tofino, the small fishing (and tourist) village at the end of the road.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Mo’orea – French Polynesia – South Pacific – November
Lucky for us, Avis had an ‘office’ at the dock when we arrived in Mo’orea! And some of the sights we saw were simply amazing to our American-safety-first way of thinking.
That’s it for this Travel Photo Thursday! Drop by Budget Travelers Sandbox where we are linking up today for some more armchair travel!
Our wishes to each of you for a Happy New Year – full of travel whether it be by car, bike, ship, plane or armchair. And try putting away that GPS once or twice and set out on the road less traveled. We recommend it!