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30 inspirational travel quotes you haven’t heard a thousand times

30 inspirational travel quotes you haven’t heard a thousand times

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Travel quotes are flooding the internet and it’s hard to stumble upon a fresh quote that you haven’t seen a thousand times before. After some serious digging, we’ve compiled this collection of beautiful words wise people have said about traveling.

1. And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling. – Shanti

2. Leave home, leave the country, leave the familiar. Only then can routine experience—buying bread, eating vegetables, even saying hello—become new all over again. Anthony Doerr

3. Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it. – C. JoyBell C.

4. Half of the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness. – Ray Bradbury

5. Serendipity was my tour guide, assisted by caprice. Pico Iyer

6. Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul. – Jaime Lyn

7. So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. – Jack Kerouac

8. 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

9. Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson

10. An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. – G.K. Chesterton

11. Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of. – Roy T. Bennett

12. I feel the need to endanger myself every so often. – Tim Daly

13. Travel does not exist without home….If we never return to the place we started, we would just be wandering, lost. Home is a reflecting surface, a place to measure our growth and enrich us after being infused with the outside world. – Josh Gates

14. Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive. – Mercedes Lackey

15. The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow. – Aaron Lauritsen

16. Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. – Ray Bradbury

17. Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground. – Judith Thurman

18. 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. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses. – Bill Bryson

19. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. – Lin Yutang

20. 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, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it. – Cesare Pavese

21. Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before. How can there be any adventure, any exploration, if you let somebody else – above all, a travel bureau – arrange everything before-hand? – Richard Aldington

22. The happiest man: he goes everywhere and belongs nowhere. – Marty Rubin

23. There are two kinds of travel: first class and with children. – Robert Benchley

24. I like different places. I like any places that isn’t here. – Edna Ferber

25. The saddest journey in the world is the one that follows a precise itinerary. Then you’re not a traveler. You’re a f**king tourist. Guillermo del Toro

26. Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles in life. – John Amatt

27. I may be going nowhere, but what a ride! – Shaun Hick

28. You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey. – Bill Murray

29. Foreign lands never yield their secrets to a traveler. The best they offer are tantalizing 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

30. The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life. – Agnes Repplier

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