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33 backpacking quotes to fill your soul with wanderlust

33 backpacking quotes to fill your soul with wanderlust

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Being a backpacker is one of those states of mind when you choose the road less traveled and then wonder where the hell you are. Here are some of the best backpacking quotes and captions for your photos that summon the essence of traveling as a backpacker.

#1 That’s the difference between backpackers and holidaymakers. The former can’t help but invite hassle whilst the latter pay to escape it. – Harry Whitewolf

#2 You might be poor on money, but rich on life – Kasper Raunholst

#3 I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up. – Jack Dawson

#4 And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. – Randy Komisar

#5 I don’t know where I’m going, but I promise it won’t be boringDavid Bowie

#6 Life is an adventure, it’s not a package tour. – Eckhart Tolle

#7 The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. – G.K. Chesterton

#8 Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow – Anita Desai

#9 When traveling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee. – Helen Hayes

#10 Say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterwards. – Tina Fey

#11 I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. – Robert Louis Stevenson

#12 Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. – Jack Kerouac

#13 Everything you own must be able to fit inside one suitcase; then your mind might be free. – Charles Bukowski

#14 To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries – Aldous Huxley

#15 A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arrivingLao Tzu

#16 Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, “I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station. – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

#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 Part of us believes the new car is better because it lasts longer. But, in fact, that’s the worst thing about the new car. It will stay around to disappoint you, whereas a trip to Europe is over. It evaporates. It has the good sense to go away, and you are left with nothing but a wonderful memory. – Daniel Gilbert

#19 The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. – Oprah Winfrey

#20 Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere. – Isabelle Eberhardt

#21 Travel like Ghandi, with simple clothes, open eyes and an uncluttered mind.Rick Steves

#22 I travel light; as light, that is, as a man can travel who will still carry his body around because of its sentimental value. – Christopher Fry

#23 My favorite thing to do is to go where I’ve never been. – Diane Arbus

#24 I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. – Susan Sontag

#25 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

#26 What I love most about this crazy life is the adventure of it. – Juliette Binoche

#27 When I travel, people say ‘Yet another place in this world’. But I see ‘Another world inside every place I go.Vivek Thangaswamy

#28 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

#29 There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it. – Charlotte Eriksson

#30 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

#31 I like different places. I like any places that isn’t here. Edna Ferber

#32 I’m in love. Again. How on earth do people pick a favorite travel spot? – Jen Malone

#33 There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage. Mark Twain

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