Not all those who wander are lost. — Tolkien.
To put Tolkien’s words in context here is the complete phrase from The Fellowship Of the Ring:
All that is gold does not glitter / Not all those who wander are lost / The old that is strong does not wither / Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
There are many gems in Tolkien’s trilogy. This is one of my favorites. We are all familiar with the phrase wandering aimlessly. The word wander even implies it is without purpose or direction. But Tolkien reminds us that wandering like sauntering can have purpose. A wander through the woods where one comes upon surprises of nature such as an owl, a rare mushroom, or a gorgeous wildflower is one of life’s great pleasures.
Let me suggest that when you plan your travels or next adventure you include time for wandering. You might come across a grizzly bear, Sasquatch, or God.