Some of the best travel quotes out there

But first, a photo from a trip in the caucasus mountains . This was taken some time back when my friend Elaine and i were in Georgia, the former republic

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Starting off with one of my favourite movies/books of all time ‘The Beach”, about getting away, finding new places, falling in love and staying put for sometime, because lets face it, sometimes we get to a place and like it so much or we fall in love with the people and we decide to stay.

”Trust me. It’s Paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe in search of something we haven’t tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite, and never outstay your welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience and if it hurts, you know what… it’s probably worth it. You hope, and you dream but you never believe that something is going to happen for you, not like it does in the movies and when it actually does you expect it to feel different more visceral, more real, I was waiting for it to hit me……..I still believe in paradise, but now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for ‘cause it’s not where you go, it’s how you feel for a moment in your life…and if you find that moment… it lasts forever.” ~ Richard – The Beach

 

“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” ~ Moorish proverb

 

“Travel is like a giant blank canvas, and the painting on the canvas is only limited by one’s imagination.” ~ Ross Morley

 

Don’t be a tourist. Plan less. Go slowly. I traveled in the most inefficient way possible and it took me exactly where I wanted to go. ~ National Geographic’s Andrew Evans

 

“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

 

“I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

~ Robert Frost

 

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.” ~ Glenn Clark

 

“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

 

“Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

 

“Travel teaches how to see” ~ African proverb

 

”Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of men, instead, seek what they sought.”

~ Matsuo Basho

 

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

 

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

 

“If you look like your passport photo, you’re too ill to travel.” ~ Will Kommen

 

“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.” ~ Bill Bryson

 

“Long term travel doesn’t require a massive bundle of cash; it requires only that we walk through the world in a more deliberate way.” ~ Rolf Potts

 

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

 

“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

 

“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

 

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

 

“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

 

“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

 “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”

~ Benjamin Disraeli

 “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

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber

 

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“Walking ten thousand miles of world is better than reading ten thousand scrolls of books.”

~ Chinese Proverb

 

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travels sake. The great affair is to move.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

 

“The world is so constructed, that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also endure its pains.” ~ Swami Brahmananda

“When a traveler returneth home, let him not leave the countries where he has travelled altogether behind.” ~ Francis Bacon

 

“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

 

“A person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places. One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.”

~ Katharine Butler Hathaway

 

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

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