Whether you’re a jet setting globe trotter or a laid back armchair traveler experiencing the thrill of different countries is one of life’s most rewarding pleasures. To get you in the mood for your next adventure we’ve scoured the web for a handful of our favorite travel quotes from some of the most accomplished travelers in history!
If you’re a full time nomad or a long-term traveler this is a must know mantra.
“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life” – Jack Kerouac
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If you love to move around during your travels you’ll definitely relate to this one.
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
Love this one from the legendary Mr. Tolkien!
“Not all those who wander are lost” – J. R. R. Tolkien
We can’t get enough of this profound metaphor from this American author and professor.
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” – John A. Shedd
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“Travel teaches toleration.” – Benjamin Disraeli
If there was ever a quote to inspire you to get out there and explore the world this is it!
“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine
The eye opening nature of travel is what we love most about visiting new places.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
Travel and fulfilment are two words that definitely go hand in hand!
“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc
Loving this sassy one liner from Ms. Heller.
“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller
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Addicted to the thrill of waking up in a foreign destination? Read on!
“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
Another thoughtful reflection from a self-confessed travel buff.
“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye
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The raw honesty of this quote is what makes it so timelessly beautiful.
“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Cesare Pavese
Mr. Bryson never fails to impress us with his words of wisdom.
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson
Getting lost in an unknown city is one of the greatest joys of travel.
“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block
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We couldn’t agree more that the people you meet on travels are often the highlight of the trip!
“The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.” – Amelia E. Barr
Torn between whether or not to book that ticket? This quote will have you reaching for the credit card!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
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If Aristotle said it we’re more than happy to comply!
“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle
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