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Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. - Gustave Flaubert

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. - Mark Twain

I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. - Mark Twain

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime. - Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. - Mark Twain

One's destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things. - Henry Miller

When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don't know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in. - D.H. Lawrence

I dislike feeling at home when I'm abroad. - George Bernard Shaw

People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the people they ignore at home. - Dagobert D. Runes

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

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. - Henry David Thoreau

It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see. - Henry David Thoreau

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. - Henry David Thoreau

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. - Henry David Thoreau

For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim's time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort. - Aldous Huxley

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. - Aldous Huxley

Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. - Aldous Huxley

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. - Benjamin Disraeli

Travel teaches toleration. - Benjamin Disraeli

Once you have travelled, 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

Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled. - Mohamed

The journey not the arrival matters. - T.S. Eliot

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. - T.S. Eliot

Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God. - Kurt Vonnegut

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. - Oscar Wilde

Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret. - Oscar Wilde

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. - Oscar Wilde

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. - Martin Buber

Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less travelled by. - Robert Frost

If an ass goes travelling, he'll not come home a horse. - Thomas Fuller

Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse. - Thomas Fuller

Tourists don't know where they've been, travellers don't know where they're going. - Paul Theroux

Travel is only glamorous in retrospect. - Paul Theroux

A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. - Lao Tzu

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao Tzu

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign. - Robert Louis Stevenson

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

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. - John Steinbeck

People don't take trips... trips take people. - John Steinbeck

Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased. - John Steinbeck

I love to travel, but hate to arrive. - Albert Einstein

Travelling 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

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 comforts 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

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment. - Hilaire Belloc

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted my routine. - Caskie Stinnett

To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change. - Charles Horton Cooley

It is not down in any map; true places never are. - Herman Melville

Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. - Elizabeth Drew

When a man is a traveller, the world is his house and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home, and all the people are his family. - Drew Bundini Brown

Not all those who wander are lost. - J.R.R. Tolkein

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at least to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with is or we find it not. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. - Andre Gide

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. - Andre Gide

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. - Tim Cahill

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. - Anatole France

Half of the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness. - Ray Bradbury

We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost. - Ray Bradbury

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. – Ray Bradbury

The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page. - St Augustine

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

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars. - Jack Kerouac

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. - Freya Stark

Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. - Freya Stark

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 Iyer

A person susceptible to “wanderlust” is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.” - Pico Iyer

The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands. - Sir Richard Burton

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. - Jennifer Lee

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. - Ibn Battuta

All you need to know is that it’s possible. - Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

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

Travelling expands the mind rarely. - Hans Christian Andersen

The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have. - Anna Quindlen

The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself. - Wallace Stevens

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. - Seneca

I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land. - Seneca

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

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

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

A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from - Lin Yutang

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. - Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. - James Michener

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. -Agustine of Hippo

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

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

Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure. - Irving Wallace

He who would travel happily must travel light. - Antoine de St. Exupery

Remember that happiness is a way of travel not a destination. - Roy M. Goodman

Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to. - Alan Keightley

Take only memories, leave only footprints. - Chief Seattle

Wherever you go, go with all your heart! - Confucius

A great way to learn about your country is to leave it. - Henry Rollins

Own only what you can always carry with you: known languages, known countries, known people. Let your memory be your travel bag. - Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. - Dalai Lama

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. - Susan Heller

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

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs. - Susan Sontag

What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. 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

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage. - Paolo Coelho

Conventional wisdom tells us… we take our baggage with us. I’m not so sure. Travel, at its best, transforms us in ways that aren’t always apparent until we’re back home. Sometimes we do leave our baggage behind, or, even better, it’s misrouted to Cleveland and is never heard from again. - Eric Weiner

Live your life by a compass, not a clock. - Stephen Covey

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrate it for everything that it is. - Mandy Hale

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 isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind. - Anthony Bourdain

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. Often, though, they hurt. - Anthony Bourdain

Everything you do is based on the choices you make - Wayne Dyer

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

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. - Mary Anne Radmacher

At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding. - Arthur Frommer

Travel far enough, you meet yourself - David Mitchell

Wherever you go becomes a partof you somehow. - Anita Desai

Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once. - Karen Gibbs

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. - Izaak Walton

I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations. - Nyssa P. Chopra

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things. - Edmund Hillary

Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul. - Jamie Lyn Beatty

Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures. - Lovelle Drachman

I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met. - John Green

If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: It’s Lethal. - Paul Coelho

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 and understand each other, we may even become friends. - Maya Angelou

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

Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind - Marty Rubin

I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see. - Carew Papritz

Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like Breathing. - Gayle Foreman

No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be. - Chuck Thompson

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are. - Samuel Johnson

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. - Samuel Johnson

Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions. - Peter Hoeg

When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting. - Clint Borgen

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey. - Babs Hoffman

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. - Shirley MacLaine

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. - Neale Donald Walsch

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

There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it. - Charles Dudley Warner

Investment in travel is an investment in yourself. - Matthew Karsten

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. - Charles Spurgeon

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. - Matsuo Basho

I travel light. I think the most important things is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are. - Diane von Furstenberg

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. - George A. Moore

The best education I have ever received was through travel. - Lisa Ling

It is better to travel well than to arrive. - Buddha

To travel is to take a journey into yourself. - Danny Kaye

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

Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit. - Frank Borman

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

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. - Leonardo da Vinci

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection. - Lawrence Durrell

People will travel anywhere for good food – it’s crazy. - Rene Redzepi

I love to see new things, and I love to learn. I always learn so much when I travel – that’s the best thing. - Larry Fitzgerald

The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot. - Werner Herzog

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. - Francis Bacon

One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more. - Thomas Jefferson.

Spontaneity is what travel is all about. - Zach Anner

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. - John Augustus Shedd

The journey is the destination. - Dan Eldon

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings. - Moslih Eddin Saadi

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

I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. - Lillian Smith

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. - Rudyard Kipling

Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist. - W. H. Auden

You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out. - Daranna Gidel

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sight-seeing. - Daniel J. Boorstin

You need not even listen, just wait…the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself. - Franz Kafka

Travel expands the mind and fills the gap. - Sheda Savage

Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator. - Robert Orben

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. - W.B. Yeats

May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home. - Trenton Lee Stewart

It doesn’t matter where you are. You are nowhere compared to where you can go. - Bob Proctor

I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen non-percent of. - Louis C.K

To see the world, things dangerous to come to. To see behind the walls, draw closer. To find each other. And to feel. That is the purpose of life. - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

This is your planet. You really should come see it sometime. - G Adventures

Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate. - J. R. R. Tolkien

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Our footprints always follow us on days when it’s been snowing. They always show us where we’ve been, but never where we’re going. - Winnie the Pooh

Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life. - Michael Palin

Nothing lasts forever, except the day before you start your vacation. - Gayland Anderson

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

Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves. - Euripides

A river cuts through rock not because of its power, but its persistence. - Jim Watkins

I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question. - Harun Yahya

A wise traveler never despises his own country. - Carlo Goldoni

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 colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. - Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

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

So much of who we are is where we have been. - William Langewiesche

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. - Beverly Sills

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. – Dolly Parton

He who does not travel does not know the value of men. - Moorish proverb

All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time. - Paul Fussell

Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown. - Gaby Basora

I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met. - Anonymous

Then I realized adventures are the best way to learn. - Anonymous 

I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before. - Anonymous

The goal is to die with memories not dreams. - Anonymous

With the right mindset and spirit, only the sky is the limit. - Anonymous

It feels good to be in the right direction. - Anonymous

Life is a journey, not a destination. - Anonymous

Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times. - Anonymous

Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you. - Anonymous

Work, Travel, Save, Repeat - Anonymous

Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted. - Anonymous

Don’t listen to what they say. Go see. - Anonymous

Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure. - Anonymous

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. - Anonymous

Blessed are the curious for they will have adventures. - Anonymous

Life is a journey. Make the best of it. - Anonymous

Life is short and the world is wide. - Anonymous

You can shake the sand from your shoes, but it will never leave your soul. - Anonymous

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. - Anonymous

Collect Moment, Not Things. - Anonymous

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. - Anonymous

Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year. - Anonymous

If we travel simply to indulge ourselves we are missing some of the greatest lessons life has to offer. - Anonymous

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath away - Anonymous

I’m not lost, I’ve just temporarily lost sight of my destination. - Anonymous

To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around, an endless invitation. - Anonymous

Somewhere on your journey don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view. - Anonymous

I’ve not ceased being fearful, I’ve gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says: turn back, turn back, you’ll die if you go too far - Erica Jong

Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage - Anaïs Nin

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn - Harriet Beecher Stowe

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me - Ayn Rand

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place - Nora Roberts

You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next - Kirsten Hubbard

I knew then that I wanted to go home, but I had no home to go to – and that is what adventures are all about - Trina Schart Hyman

One thing that I love about traveling is feeling disoriented and removed from my comfort zone - Sarah Glidden

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere - Mae West

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

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end - Ursula K. Le Guin

Wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking - Martha Barron Barrett

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away - Barbara De Angelis

Traveling solo does not always mean you’re alone. Most often, you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime - Jacqueline Boone

I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone - Daphne Du Maurier

To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world - Freya Stark

There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed - Kate Douglas Wiggin

London on your own actually seems more exotic than Egypt on a tour - Laura Fraser

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money - Susan Heller

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building here after seeing Italy - Fanny Burney

Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone? - Erma Bombeck

Without travel I would have wound up a little ignorant white Southern female, which was not my idea of a good life - Lauren Hutton

The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff - Britney Spears

A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car - Emile Ganest

Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing - Gayle Foreman

The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life - Agnes Repplier

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls - Anais Nin

Travel is as much a passion as ambition or love - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The most effective way to do it, is to do it - Amelia Earhart

I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass - Maya Angelou

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship. - Mary Louise Alcott

You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness. - Diane von Furstenberg

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. - Mae Jemison

Anybody can be an explorer if they want to be. You can be an astronaut if you want. Figure out what you want to do, and then go do it - Helen Thayer

If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is. - Angelina Jolie