INSPIRATIONAL TRAVEL QUOTES TO STIR YOUR WANDERLUST

I love inspirational quotes.  Not surprisingly, one of more memorable gifts I’ve ever received is a daily calendar from my college roommate, each page containing a daily inspirational quote.  I think of it as chicken soup for the heart. I still fondly remember one of my favorite quotes, “Beyond the clouds.  Behind the rain.  There are a thousand rainbows”. 

With travel summer season around the corner, I decided to compile 50 of my favorite travel related quotes (and 3 general quotes).  I hope they inspire and stir your wanderlust.

1. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

2. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

3. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

4. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

5. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

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

7. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck

8. “All that glitters is not gold. Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R Tolkein

9. “And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” -Pico Lyer

10. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Anonymous

11. “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

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12. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

13. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

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

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

16. “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

17. “A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd

18. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” — Paulo Coelho

19. “Of all the books in the world, the best stories can be found between the pages of a passport.”

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

21. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

22. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lau Tzu

23. “If home can’t be where you come from, then home is what you make of where you go.” – Eleanor Catton

24. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

25. “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

26. “Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty

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

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