Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the places you’ll go! has been one of my favorite travel/life poems. I always go back and re-read it to draw inspiration. There’s always something different that gets illuminated every time I read it. This poem celebrates the potential everyone has to fulfill their wildest dream or to live their own legends. Have you ever fulfilled any of your wildest dreams? Have you started fulfilling any of them? No? There’s no time to waste. Go and start happening too!

Some of my favorite lines are:

You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And then things start to happen,
don’t worry. Don’t stew.
Just go right along.
You’ll start happening too.

You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.

Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)

You’re off the Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!

DJ Yabis is the poster boy of Dream Euro Trip and a modern day renaissance man. Originally from the Philippines, he loves throwing dinner parties and stalking rock stars in music festivals. Subscribe or follow his adventures LIVE on Facebook or Instagram. Learn how to plan your own eurotrip.

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  1. Nigel Clifford May 3, 2013 at 2:36 PM #

    “98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed” haha what a lovely poem, thanks for sharing this DJ!

    Maybe if I’d been read this as a kid I would have started traveling earlier in my life

    • DJ Yabis May 8, 2013 at 7:29 AM #

      when did you start traveling? you sound like you started traveling when you were 35! lol