There’s a certain amount of wisdom solely acquired from allowing yourself to wander, to explore, and to experience new things. As humans, we are curious. And what other way to satisfy our curiosity than by traversing unfamiliar paths and meeting new people.
Life is an adventure after all. It’s only best to live it the way you see fit. Island life? Go for it. Fancy historical sites? It’s always a good idea to expand your knowledge through travels.
Here are the most inspiring travel quotes to read… while you pack.
Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R. Tolkien
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tzu
Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going. – Paul Theroux
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. – Hilaire Belloc
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. – Saint Augustine
Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. – Dalai Lama
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The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands. – Sir Richard Burton
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. – Anais 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 makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustave Flaubert
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
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. – Mark Twain
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Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination. – Roy M. Goodman
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
Adventure is worthwhile. – Aesop
My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. A nice pleated skirt for the occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance. – Maira Kalman
We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. – Pascal Mercier
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
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
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
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. – Jawaharlal Nehru
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
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