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Best travel the world quotes

Best Travel Quotes



    Traveling is important for so many reasons — learning, teaching, research, creativity, visiting, reunion, exploration, leisure, business, charity, service, fun, meeting people, having new experiences — but one of the most interesting reasons for travel is self-discovery. What we can learn most when we go away and travel is what we know and feel inside. ’Tis better to have traveled and gotten lost than never to have traveled at all (in fact, the getting lost is sometimes the most valuable part and the portal to finding oneself).

    I’ve been so educated, entertained, enlivened, enlightened, enchanted, and enthralled by traveling, both near and far, that I want to share some travel inspiration with you.

    So, GO! — and then come back and tell us about it. Enjoy your journeys!



    “A journey of a long way must begin with a single step.”

    Lao Tzu



    “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”

    Lao Tzu



    “Traveling is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.”

    St. Augustine



    “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

    anonymous (often erroneously attributed to St. Augustine)



    “Go some place you’ve never been before.”

    Dalai Lama



    “The mountains are calling and I must go!”

    John Muir



    “Seek not to follow in the footsteps of masters; seek what they sought.”




    “Do not tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled.”




    “Life is elsewhere.”

    Milan Kundera



    “Travel expands the mind and fills the gap.”

    Sheda Savage



    “Going and seeing is one of the best ways of understanding.”

    Klara Glowczewska



    “They who would travel happily must travel light.”

    Antoine de Saint-Exupery



    “Being in another place heightens the senses, allows you to see more, enjoy more, take delight in small things; it makes life richer. You feel more alive, less cocooned.”

    Jane Wilson-Howarth



    “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.”

    JRR Tolkien



    “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

    Mark Twain



    “One must travel to learn.”

    Mark Twain



    “Years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor and catch the Trade Winds in your sails.”

    Mark Twain



    “Travel is more valuable than any stupid piece of bling money can buy.”

    Raquel Cepeda



    “Travel is the ultimate inspiration.”

    Michael Kors



    “It’s not what you spend or pack that makes your trip memorable; it’s the state of mind you bring. ... Savor the differences. ... Be ready to ad-lib, to be imaginative while conquering surprise challenges. Make an art out of taking the unexpected in stride. ... Good travelers — like skiers bending their knees to make moguls more fun — enjoy the bumps in the road. ... Don’t complicate your trip: simplify! Travelers can get stressed or waste time over the silliest things, which, in their niggling ways, can suffocate a happy holiday. ... Avoid unnecessary burdens. ... Ask questions all along the way. Make yourself an extrovert, even if you’re not. ... Don’t be afraid to butcher the language. ... Be a catalyst for adventure and excitement. ... Be open-minded. Absorb, accept, and learn. Much of the success of your trip will depend on the attitude you pack. If you can think positively, travel smartly, adapt well, and connect with the culture, you’ll have a truly rich ... trip. So raise your travel dreams to their upright and locked positions, and let yourself fly away.”

    Rick Steves



    “Travel has a way of stretching the mind.”

    Ralph Crawshaw



    “I needed no better reason for the journey than to be exactly where I was, knowing what I knew. Those were the times when I felt full of natural wisdom, scratching at heaven’s very door.”

    Ted Simon



    “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”

    Eugene Fordor



    “Of all the pleasures in the world, travel is, in my opinion, the sweetest and most delightful.”

    Thomas Coryate Coryat



    “One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

    Andre Gide



    “The journey is the destination.”

    Dan Eldon



    “Since life is short & the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it the better.”

    Simon Raven


    “The mere animal pleasure of travelling in a wild unexplored country is also great. The effect of travel on a man whose heart is in the right place is that the mind is made more self-reliant: it becomes more confident of its own resources, there is greater presence of mind.”

    David Livingstone



    “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

    Aldous Huxley



    “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

    Robert Frost



    “A journey is like a marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”

    John Steinbeck



    “Once a journey is designed, equipped and put in process, a new factor enters and takes over.... It has personality, temperament, individuality, uniqueness. A journey is a person in itself, no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”

    John Steinbeck



    “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

    Helen Keller



    “Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.”

    Andrew Zimmern



    “All travel is circular.”

    Paul Theroux



    “Travel provides the opportunity to break old habits and form new ones, gain insight from seeing one’s world from a new perspective, and experience the wonder of the universe more fully.”

    Wade Lee Hudson



    “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes & all your money. Take half the clothes & twice the money.”

    Susan Heller



    “One of the great things about travel is you find out how many good, kind people there are.”

    Edith Wharton



    “Travelling is like flirting with life.”

    Lisa St. Aubin de Teran



    “My advice to any traveler who is traveling in order to learn would be: ‘Fight tooth and nail to be permitted to travel in what is technically the least efficient way.’”

    Arnold J. Toynbee



    “Travel is to spread your life all over the world.”




    “Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that’s always changing!”

    Kenneth Grahame



    “I finally felt myself lifted definitively away on the winds of adventure toward worlds I envisaged would be stranger than they were, into situations I imagined would be much more normal than they turned out to be.”

    Che Guevara



    “Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good.”




    “Every journey makes its own map across your heart.”

    Sharon Shinn



    “I realized that I had learned more in the last year of travel than in sixteen years of traditional education. ... While travel may not be the ultimate path for everyone, I feel it is an experience so transformative that it needs to be experienced at least once.”

    Camille Willemain



    “New skin, a new land! And a land of liberty, if that is possible! I chose the geology of a land that was new to me.”

    Salvador Dali



    “Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.”

    Charles Dickens



    “The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.”

    Jack Kerouac



    “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”

    Jack Kerouac







    and don’t be sorry.”

    Jack Kerouac



    “No matter how you travel, how ‘successful’ your tour, or foreshortened, you always learn something and learn to change your thoughts.”

    Jack Kerouac



    “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”

    Samuel Johnson



    “A journey is a gesture inscribed in space, it vanishes even as it’s made. You go from one place to another place, and on to somewhere else again, and already behind you there is no trace that you were ever there.”

    Damon Galgut



    “To travel is to live a noble life, as you explore different lifestyles to open and enlighten your mind and what it has to offer.”

    Nathan Nguyen



    “To travel beyond our world is to change this present one forever.”

    Steven J. Carroll



    “The great glory of travel, to me, is not just what I see that’s new to me in countries visited, but that in almost every one of them I change from an outsider looking in to an insider looking out.”

    Clara E. Laughlin



    “Traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

    Ibn Battuta



    “I didn’t know that the world could be so mind-blowingly beautiful.”

    Justina Chen



    “People travel because it teaches them things they could learn no other way.”

    Lance Morrow



    “I try when I am abroad to see in what they are superior to us — not in what they are inferior. We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.”

    Maria Mitchell



    “A traveler is the person worthiest of receiving protection.”

    Caliph Umar



    “I’m passionate and I travel the world not just as a tourist but to understand cultures.”

    John Galliano



    “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.”

    John Hope Franklin



    “A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things.”

    Grace Hopper



    “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



    “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”

    Robert Louis Stevenson



    “To travel hopefully is better than to have arrived.”

    Robert Louis Stevenson



    “I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.”

    Albert Einstein



    “Traveling is a constant arriving, while arrival that precludes further traveling is most easily attained by going to sleep or dying.”

    John Dewey



    “There are no happy endings when you travel, because there are no endings.”

    Michael Taylor Jackson



    “When you travel, the spontaneous decision-making forces you to untangle the perpendicularity of old habits.”

    Michael Taylor Jackson



    “Travel broadens the mind.”

    Italian proverb



    “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”




    “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

    Carl Sagan



    “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”

    Miriam Beard



    “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.”

    Peter Heg



    “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

    Henry Miller



    “Travel as much as you can. You can always make more money. You can’t always make memories.”




    “I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”

    Isabelle Eberhardt



    “The urge to travel feels magnetic. Two of my favorite words are linked: departure time. And travel whets the emotions, turns upside down the memory bank, and the golden coins scatter.”

    Frances Mayes



    “Whoever created the world went to a lot of trouble. It would be downright rude not to go out and see as much of it as possible.”

    Edward Readicker-Henderson



    “To travel is to see, to return is to talk.”

    African proverb



    “I love to travel. I’m a curious person.”

    Hilary Swank



    “He also posited a fact which all travelers have since confirmed: In all the Library, there are no two identical books.”

    Jorje Luis Borges



    “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end.”

    Ursula K. Le Guin



    “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”

    Anatole France



    “Sometimes one day in a difference place gives you more than ten years of a life at home.”

    Anatole France



    “Travel far enough and you meet yourself.”

    David Mitchell



    “Want to be happy? Stop buying things and go travel.”




    “You have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. Act accordingly.”

    Colin Wright


    “Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Civilization, man feels once more happy.”

    Richard Francis Burton



    “When I’m on the road I feel a lightened load, except for my overstuffed backpack.”

    Arlen Baden



    “Travel means flow, flow means life!”

    Mehmet Murat Ildan



    “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.”

    Cesare Pavese



    “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.”

    Cesare Pavese



    “Adventure is worthwhile.”




    “There are no strangers, only friends you have not met yet.”

    William Butler Yeats



    “Travel. New places and faces expand your awareness.”

    Hannah Sentenac



    “Do Your Heart a Favor, Travel.”




    “I’ve heard a lot of stories about people finding, and losing, love on the road. Travel isn’t about finding someone else, it’s about finding yourself.”

    Andy Hayes



    “I read; I travel; I become.”

    Derek Walcott



    “Traveling is learning.”

    Kikuyu proverb



    “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.”

    Rosalia de Castro



    “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.”

    Francis Bacon



    “Wandering around different corners of this world and blending into different lives and cultures mean a lot. It’s not like that transcendent reclusive life on the mountain with absolute solitude and Taoist spontaneity, nor the active life on campus with familiar friends and environment. The wandering, to me, is more like a mixture of both detachment from the crowds and engagement with the world. It enables me to see a world with countless possibilities and colors, and bestow me the great empathy with it, with a transcultural power, rather than limiting myself in a narrow realm.”

    Youpeng Tang



    “And then I realized that adventure is the best way to learn.”




    “When you give yourself to places, they give you yourself back... Exploring the world is one of the best ways of exploring the mind.”

    Rebecca Solnit



    “Kilometers are shorter than miles. [So], take your next trip in kilometers.”

    George Carlin



    “Travel. It places us in situations we couldn’t otherwise imagine. It often spurs us to do things we thought we couldn’t do. It provides perspective on our lives and our place in the world. Amidst all this, travel also offers freedom. ... When we choose to go deep within a travel experience and ourselves, we can find remarkable opportunities to realign, break through barriers and jettison emotional baggage. In doing this, we make an exchange. As we expose ourselves — yes, there are heaps of vulnerability involved here — we also open ourselves to create space for freshness and learning to enter our lives.”

    Audrey Scott



    “Wisdom can be found travelling.”

    Sri Lankan proverb



    “I’ve always enjoyed traveling and having experience with different cultures and different people. But it’s also a wonderful thing to be able to benefit and enable research, not only in our country but around the world.”

    Laurel Clark



    “A wise man travels to discover himself.”

    James Russell Lowell



    “A curious boy reads about deserts and dinosaurs and Eastern intrigue, and the man wants to go find them.”

    Carl Hoffman



    “Travel is all about stepping through gateways into other worlds, but usually just for a time. You drop in but climb out again.”

    Carl Hoffman



    “International travel is of high value because you get to experience life in a new way. You have access to different people, food, culture, and an environment unlike the one you are used to. I think it is so important to travel, especially while young, because you can open up your mind to so many new things. You can learn and see things that you never thought were imaginable.”

    Tessa Kryst



    “Traveling is important to me because it is the best way to learn about the culture and history of other parts of the world. ... Learning about individual cultures helps a person to understand the world as a whole.”

    Ben Watson



    “Traveling abroad is a life-changing opportunity. It allows you to explore unfamiliar cultures and promotes an open-minded attitude.”

    Imose Ogbeiwi



    “International travel is important because it allows us to expand our worldviews. I think it is easy to get caught up in our own bubbles and it’s important to reach out and see what else is out there.”

    Camille Chafetz



    “I do not believe we should stay on the same spot on the globe for our whole lives, therefore travel is vital.”

    Chelsea Busick



    “It is so important to see the world. I believe that it is very easy to get stuck in our own bubbles, not recognizing that there is a whole different world out there. I want to see how other people live, I want to experience their “normal”. I search for experiences that will enrich my life. I want to see beautiful places, I want to see historic sites with my own eyes. Just the whole idea of travel excites me to my core.”

    Emily Spencer



    “I want to immerse myself in the soul of the world and feel its pulse.”

    Jerry Wilburn



    “Those who are fortunate enough to travel overseas are given a great life experience that they could only receive by leaving their comfort zone and seeing what else the world has to offer.“

    Rachel Bourekas



    “International travel is very important because it gets you our of your comfort zone.”

    Laura Vazquez



    “I find it valuable to experience different cultures. Travelling internationally will change your life in so many ways that nothing else can. You will come back a changed person because it will allow you to not only see the world how you have always known it, but through different eyes on a much larger spectrum.”

    Lina Mawi



    “International travel can be educational, uplifting, and empowering.”

    U.S. Department of State



    “Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”

    Lawrence Durrell



    “You get educated by traveling.”

    Solange Knowles



    “Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.”

    Susan Sontag



    “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

    Susan Sontag



    “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”

    Hilaire Belloc



    “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.”

    Frank Herbert



    “There is a peculiar pleasure in riding out into the unknown. A pleasure which no second journey on the same trail ever affords.”

    Edith Durham



    “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”

    Tim Cahill



    “The journey is the reward.”

    Chinese proverb



    “All you’ve got to do is decide to go, and the hardest part is over.”

    Tony Wheeler



    “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”

    Miriam Beard



    “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”

    Wendell Berry



    “The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, or experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sightseeing’.”

    Daniel J. Boorstin



    “When one is traveling, everything looks brighter and lovelier. That does not mean it IS brighter and lovelier; it just means that sweet, kindly home suffers in comparison to tarted-up foreign places with all their jewels on.”

    Catherynne M. Valente



    “In travel you can start over, and reinvent yourself.”

    Michael John Carley



    “Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead.”

    Ma Jian



    “Let those who wish have their respectability - I wanted freedom, freedom to indulge in whatever caprice struck my fancy, freedom to search in the farthermost corners of the earth for the beautiful, the joyous, and the romantic.”

    Richard Halliburton



    “Travel brings power and love back into your life.”




    “No education is complete without a stint outside of one’s own culture.... travel opens our eyes, not just to the world on the surface, but to the human world, the lives and experiences of our brothers and sisters on different parts of the planet.”

    Jenn Miller



    “If more Americans [traveled], it would change the culture of our nation, one personal commitment to international understanding at a time.”

    Jenn Miller



    “Travel is very inspirational.”

    Adriana Trigiani



    “In my contact with people, I find that, as a rule, it is only the little, narrow people who live for themselves, who never read good books, who do not travel, who never open up their souls in a way to permit them to come into contact with other souls – with the great outside world.”

    Booker T. Washington



    “Trips become memories and then memories become treasures.”




    “He who has never left his hearth and has confined his researches to the narrow field of the history of his own country cannot be compared to the courageous traveller who has worn out his life in journeys of exploration to distant parts and each day has faced danger in order to persevere in excavating the mines of learning and in snatching precious fragments of the past from oblivion.”




    “Friends want life advice? Tell them to travel more: From broadening perspectives to creating lasting memories, seeing the world can be a major exercise in self-improvement.”

    Lindsey Galloway


    “I had been confronted to do things that I could never do or never had the necessity to do at home. I have learned from great people about different styles of living, about different cultures, about kindness, about wisdom, courage, respect… things I would have never have learned if I did not go out of my comfort zone and decide to travel.”

    Doria Arlin Ortega Michel



    “Travel is the best chance you have to see an unfiltered, unbiased view of the world.”

    Andrew Anya



    “When you travel, you are faced with alternative cultures that have a different way of doing, thinking and believing. It challenges your assumptions and makes you shift your way of looking at things. When you get home, you come back to your own culture with different eyes and a more questioning mind.”

    Simon Huggins



    “Travelling makes you realise how small a mono-coloured dot you are on an epic massive hyper-coloured canvas.”

    Lawrence Lu



    “The longer you travel and the more time you spend in one place during these trips, the better these memories will be preserved for a long, long time. Don’t miss out.”

    Kris Van de Vijver



    “A picture, video, story, anything, will never be enough and close to experiencing a place by yourself, even if you see a picture from an amazing photographer, that picture is the perspective of that person and is crafted by them, you will experience a place in a different way and that will allow you to understand and learn a bit more about yourself.”

    Fernando Ortega


    “Travelling opens your mind to other realities. Gives you the chance to be curious again, gives your senses new sensations. It makes you go through adventures that will make you laugh, every single time you remember them. Forces you to be simpler and to reduce your needs. Makes you learn that the most valuable thing you have is the present and that you can let go of everything that you thought you could not. Gives you a new perspective, and suddenly you start seeing everything from outside the bubble.”
    Mauret Rojas



    “Travel is one of the greatest forms of education out there. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and one could extend that to say that traveling to a place is worth more than a thousand videos.”

    Tonse Girish



    “For many people the physicality of travel increases the depth of their experience. You will see, taste, and feel the world as others do. ... it is the best chance you have to see an unfiltered, unbiased view of the world. But don’t get trapped into thinking that just travel is enough. If the experience doesn’t change you, you’ve wasted it. Traveling is more about learning about yourself than anything else. So travel with purpose, not just for the sake of it.”

    Anshu Arya



    “Traveling will give you a new perspective to what you already know, one you can’t get if you stay home and follow the pattern you’ve always have.”

    Laura Schillemans



    “Traveling is about seeing the world from different perspectives. Instead of hearing about and trying to imagine a different perspective from another person, you can actually experience a new perspective by visiting and absorbing a new place.”

    Chia-Yi Hou



    “Travel allows you to break free of the expectations others have of you and you have of yourself. You learn to appreciate the random magic life throws your way and realize that while planning is good, it’s important to take advantage of opportunities that just appear. You learn how to connect with new people better (because at home, we tend to stick to the familiar).... The list goes on. Changed my life for the better in so many unexpected ways!”

    Melanie Arabsky Ledger



    “Travelling changes the way you see things, it lets you experience things you never fathomed. It makes you receptive and appreciative of things which exist beyond the everyday humdrum. So travel, doesn’t matter what the medium is. Break free from the bubble around and become a nomad.”

    Nitish Ranjan



    “When travelling, you see many types of lives. All these are possibilities for yourself. Once you’ve seen enough, you can either start to live differently or understand deeper why you gave up these options to do the things you do.”

    Qing Hong



    “Travel opens your eyes and mind (and heart) to other people, cultures, and landscapes. It opens the doors to new music and art, food, customs, and philosophies. It literally ‘broadens your horizons’.”

    John Thompson



    “Life is a journey, above all else. At the end of the day, travelling is part of that journey and it forms a fabulous effect on you. Travelling to new places, experiencing new things, being able to relax yourself - to refresh yourself and to renew your curiosity is absolutely amazing. It's like nothing else.”

    Hans Lee



    “A journey, after all, neither begins in the instant we set out, nor ends when we have reached our door step once again. It starts much earlier and is really never over, because the film of memory continues running on inside of us long after we have come to a physical standstill. Indeed, there exists something like a contagion of travel, and the disease is essentially incurable.”

    Ryszard Kapuscinski


    “To travel is to possess the world.”

    Burton Holmes



    “People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.”

    Martin Yan



    “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.”

    Rachel Wolchin



    “Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.”

    Tennessee Williams



    “I would rather own little and see the world, than own the world and see little of it.”

    Alexander Sattler



    “Personally I like going places where I don’t speak the language, don’t know anybody, don’t know my way around and don’t have any delusions that I’m in control. Disoriented, even frightened, I feel alive, awake in ways I never am at home.”

    Michael Mewshaw



    “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”

    Anas Nin



    “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”

    Ralph Waldo Emerson



    “Travel because you have no idea who you are until you experience yourself through different people and realize how we’re all the same.”




    “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”

    Freya Stark



    “Our biggest regrets are not for the things we did, but for the things we didn’t do.” — J.K.Coi



    “We must take adventures, in order to know where we truly belong.”




    “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

    Jawaharial Nehru



    “Travel gives me the opportunity to walk through the sectors of cities where one can clearly see the passage of time.”

    Jerzy Kosinski



    “To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.”

    Elizabeth Gilbert



    “You have to travel globally today to know what’s going on and maintain an edge.”

    Yuri Milner



    “I find extended travel to be a helpful tool for reexamining yourself and the constraints you’ve artificially placed on your life. It’s easy to believe everything has to be done one way if you’re always in one place around the same people.”

    Timothy Ferriss



    “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. ... 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



    “Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend.”




    “It is the journey that matters, in the end.”

    Ernest Hemingway



    “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

    Gustave Flaubert



    “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.”

    Danny Kaye



    “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.”

    Lawrence Block



    “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”

    James Michener



    “Travel is the best and probably cheapest graduate school you can buy.”

    Tom Freston



    “I aimlessly travel, meaning I have no agenda other than to get small in the world, be quiet and observe people.”

    Walton Goggins



    “The more you travel, the more well-off you’ll be, I think.”

    RJ Mitte



    “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”

    Marcel Proust



    “I want to find my own thing. That’s why I travel the world — for me, that’s my B-side, why we go places.”




    “If somebody asked me about my inspiration I would say that it’s not the people and it’s not the things, it’s travel and experiencing different environments.”

    Marc Newson



    “Experience, travel — these are as education in themselves.”




    “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.”

    Ella Maillart



    “Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly.”

    Ella Maillart



    “Travel teaches as much as books.”

    Youssou N’Dour



    “I don’t feel restless, I just like to travel.”

    Brad Pitt



    “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

    Mary Anne Radmacher



    “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

    Martin Buber



    “Travel is telescoped education taught in a most entertaining way.”

    Dan Brook



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    Dan Brook



    “Travel is a windshield wiper that cleans off the glass through which we view home.”

    Kate Evans



    “We travel initially to lose ourselves; and we travel next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe where riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again — to slow time down and get taken in, and to fall in love once more.”

    Pico Iyer



    “Serendipity was my tour guide, assisted by caprice”

    Pico Iyer



    “I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the Earth. Then I ask myself the same quesion.”

    Harun Yahya



    “See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”

    Ray Bradbury



    “Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.”

    Carol Pearson



    “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life - and travel - leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks — on your body or on your heart - are beautiful.”

    Anthony Bourdain



    “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel — as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them — wherever you go.”

    Anthony Bourdain



    “Travel. The best way to be lost — and found — at the same time.”

    Brenna Smith



    “Travel is the only thing money can buy that makes you richer.”




    “Traveling in other countries is especially fun because others often attribute your differences to the less-stigmatizing idea that you’re like this only because you’re a foreigner.”

    Michael John Carley



    “Ridiculous stuff happens when I travel.”

    Rebecca Lobo



    “Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,

    Healthy, free, the world before me,

    The long brown path before leading wherever I choose.

    Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,

    Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,

    Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,

    Strong and content I travel the open road.”

    Walt Whitman



    “Travel early and travel often. Live abroad, if you can. Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially.”

    Tom Freston



    “Travel is like a giant blank canvas, and the painting on the canvas is only limited by one’s imagination.”

    Ross Morley



    “Travel is the excitement of life! Everything is an adventure, and if you look at it like that, even at the worst moment you can say: ‘We will laugh tomorrow about this.’ And you do.”

    Joan Rivers


    “To enjoy enduring success we should travel a little in advance of the world.”

    John McDonald



    “They who have not traveled do not know the value of a person.”

    —Arab proverb



    “Who lives sees much, who travels sees more.”

    Arab Proverb



    “I believe international travel is one of the most important aspects of becoming a well-rounded person.”

    Cristina McCue



    “You can be immersed in an entirely new culture, enjoying wonders you never even dreamed existed.”

    Domini Clark



    “If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.”




    “Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.”

    Alice Meynell



    “Travel is kind of like life, except it happens someplace else. You wake up. You eat. You go out and see things, do things. And you meet people; some of them you get along with, some you don’t. Then you eat again and go to sleep.... Travel and traveler aren’t so much words as they are patterns, abstractions,... Rorschach Tests.”

    Scott Hatman


    “Nothing can be more improving to a young [person] than a journey in a distant country.”

    Charles Darwin



    “The map of the world ceases to be a blank [when you travel]; it becomes a picture full of the most varied and animated figures.”

    Charles Darwin



    “You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next.”

    Kirsten Hubbard



    “I want to make memories all over the world.”




    “Sometimes travel is merely an opportunity taken when you can.”

    Ian Frazier



    “If you are travelling towards the East, you will inevitably move away from the West.”

    Japanese proverb



    “Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient.”

    Grace Lichtenstein



    “There is travel and there are babies; everything else is drudgery and death.”

    Dave Eggers



    “Foreign lands never yield their secrets to a traveller. The best they offer are tantalising snippets, just enough to inflame the imagination. The secrets they do reveal are your own — the ones you have kept from yourself. And this is reason enough to travel, to leave home.”

    Graeme Sparkes



    “Travel experiences are emotionally loaded. Often there is excitement and stimulation. The tingle-factor though comes partly from the fact that we’re stressed, just a little. ... Travel is a joy, full of surprises. Perhaps some of the most enjoyable times are those where one comes close to disaster: the risks add spice, and make for great stories when you are safely back home again.”

    Jane Wilson-Howarth



    “Travel has made all of the difference.”

    Jennifer Miller



    “By travelling to all the corners of the globe it allows me to further define the ever-changing world we live in, which in turn helps me to redefine myself, therefore it is an important process towards becoming a complete person.”

    Andrew James Pritchard



    “To travel is to live well.”

    Marisa Allegra Williams



    “I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.”

    Charles Bukowski



    “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life. “

    Agnes Repplier



    “Traveling is a return to the essentials.”

    Tibetan proverb



    “Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure.”

    Antonio Porchia



    “Travel is wishing for one more bite of whatever that just was.”

    Nick Miller



    “I met a lot of people [while travling]. I even encountered myself.”

    James Baldwin



    “Wanderlust is incurable.”

    Mark Jenkins



    “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”

    Mark Jenkins



    “Now, bring me that horizon.”

    Johnny Depp



    “Summer is a period of luxurious growth. To be in harmony with the atmosphere of summer, awaken early in the morning and reach to the sun for nourishment to flourish as the gardens do. Work, play, travel, be joyful, and grow into selfless service. The bounty of the outside world enters and enlivens us.”

    Paul Pitchford



    “Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs.”

    Amin Maalouf


    “When you’re in another country, remember to do as the locals do, since it is your ways that may seem strange or offensive to them.”

    Tracey Wilen



    “The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.”

    Alain de Botton



    “You have to taste a culture to understand it.”

    Deborah Cater



    “Arriving at each new city, the traveller finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.”

    Italo Calvino



    “When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”

    William Least Heat Moon



    “To live is to travel, on a voyage more epic than the odysseys of myth.”

    T.L. Rese



    “After weeks on the road, listening to a language you don’t understand, using a currency whose value you don’t comprehend, walking down streets you’ve never walked down before, you discover that your old “I,” along with everything you ever learned, is absolutely no use at all in the face of those new challenges, and you begin to realize that buried deep in your unconscious mind there is someone much more interesting and adventurous and more open to the world and to new experiences.”

    Paulo Coelho



    “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.”

    Paulo Coelho



    “The perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore.”

    Rosita Forbes



    “Traveling in a third-world country is the closest thing there is to being married and raising kids. You have glorious hikes and perfect days on the beach. You go on adventures you would never try, or enjoy, alone. But you also can’t get away from each other. Everything is unfamiliar. ... It is harder than you expected, but you are glad you didn’t just sit home.”

    Meg Jay



    “I want to urge you very strongly to travel as much as you can, and to evolve yourself as an internationalist. It’s as important a part of your education and as radical as the reading of any book.”

    Christopher Hitchens



    “The more you travel, the less you understand. Traveling should be a humbling experience, not one that makes you arrogant.”

    Matt Hershberger



    “Every age of your life is a good age for travel.”

    Matt Hershberger



    “Adventure should be part of everyone’s life. It is the whole difference between being fully alive and just existing.”

    Holly Morris



    “I had always believed that I left a bit of me wherever I went. I also believed that I took a bit of every place with me.”

    Bruce Feiler



    “I had a desire to see something besides my own shores, if only to be content to return to them someday. If I wish to live in my native land and love her, it should not be out of ignorance.”

    Margaret George



    “You have to get lost before you can be found.”

    Jeff Rasley



    “There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.”

    Kate Douglas Wiggin



    “The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown.”

    Paul Theroux



    “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”

    Paul Theroux



    “Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.”

    Eudora Welty



    “Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.”

    Sargent Shriver



    “It’s important to travel and move and have a continual set of experiences so you’ve got more to feed back into your work. For me, it’s a natural thing.”

    Cate Blanchett



    “A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.”

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart



    “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him.”

    Henry David Thoreau



    “We should come home from adventures and perils and discoveries every day with new experience & character.”

    Henry David Thoreau



    “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”




    “Travel does this: it creates space that allows thoughts and memories to intrude and assert themselves with impunity. Smells and sights, the quality of light, the honk of a horn -- can all act as touchstones when least expected.”

    Andrew McCarthy



    “The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences.”

    Christopher McCandless



    “Nothing can be compared to the new life that the discovery of another country provides for a thoughtful person. Although I am still the same I believe to have changed to the bones.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



    “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.”

    Clifton Fadiman



    “Whenever you go on a trip to visit foreign lands or distant places, remember that they are all someone’s home and backyard.”

    Vera Nazarian



    “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”

    Terry Pratchett



    “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other, we may even become friends.”

    Maya Angelou



    “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.”

    Caskie Stinnett



    “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”

    Pat Conroy



    “Travel is rebellion in its purest form. We follow out heart. We free ourselves of labels. We lose control willingly. We trade a role for reality. We love the unfamiliar. We trust strangers. We own only what we can carry. We search for better questions, not answers. We truly graduate.”




    “The road less traveled might just be the ride of your life!”

    Carolee Dean



    “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,

    To gain all while you give,

    To roam the roads of lands remote:

    To travel is to live.”

    Hans Christian Andersen



    “Every journey is personal. Every journey is spiritual. You can’t compare them, can’t replace, can’t repeat. You can bring back the memories but they only bring tears to your eyes.”

    Riana Ambarsari



    “It’s a truly beautiful and miraculous process: those who reach new territories have a wellspring of experience to tap into. We are the shamans. And yet, the mysteries of what lies ahead for the next person are for them to find out, quite alone, just as we and our ancestors did.”

    Dave Wind



    “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

    Anita Desai



    “Traveling has doomed me to travel more.”

    Marco Delgado



    “It was good to travel to the other side of the world.”

    Andre Braugher



    “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”

    George Moore



    “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”

    Benjamin Disraeli



    “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”




    “We shall not cease from exploration.”

    T. S. Eliot



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