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25 Quotes To Inspire Any Traveler

Everyone needs to read inspirational quotes now and then.  If a mental boost is what I need as a kick in the rear to get moving, I search for these positive words.  There is no shame in admitting this. I see friends, colleagues, mothers, brothers and business owners posting quotes all the time on Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr and other social media outlets. Here is a list of some of my favorite travel quotes.  As Andy Dufresne said in Shawshank Redemption, “Get busy living or get busy dying.”

Photo taken by Tony Toto a.k.a The Walking Traveler

1. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

2. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

3. “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Carlo Goldoni

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

5. “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

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

7. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

8. “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

Photo taken by Tony Toto a.k.a The Walking Traveler
Photo taken by Tony Toto a.k.a The Walking Traveler

9. “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” – Elizabeth Drew

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

11. “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

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

13. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

14. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

15.  “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

16. “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

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

18. “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

Photo taken by Tony Toto a.k.a The Walking Traveler
Photo taken by Tony Toto a.k.a The Walking Traveler

19. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

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

21. “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

22. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

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

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

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

“Travel with an open mind, open heart and an ongoing sense of wonder.” – The Walking Traveler