“Without new experiences, something inside us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.”

It’s quotes like these by Frank Herbert that make me remember why I want to see the world. We are a mere speck of dust on this earth, but we stick to our surroundings, we stay within our comfort zones while there is an entire world out there to discover. Whether it be due to comfort levels, being too busy, having a family or just not being able to afford it, there are so many excuses we find to not travel.

But why not take the risk? Why not get out of your comfort zones? Why not stop letting others make excuses for you and travel the world? There’s so much out there in the world to see, that pictures cannot do justice. It’s one thing to see pictures of the Niagara Falls, it’s another to stand right next to them, feel the breeze on your skin and hear the powerful roar of the falls. It’s one thing to see pictures and documentaries on the Grand Canyon, it’s another to stand there and experience how small you feel in its presence.

Keeping that in mind, I have put together a list of my favorite travel quotes that hopefully can inspire you to travel too. 

  1. “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” – Louis Armstrong
  2. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
  3. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Prophet Muhammad 
  4. “Live to travel. Travel to live.” – Earth Trekkers“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein 
  5. “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
  6. “The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton
  7. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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
  8. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  9. “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen
  10. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
  11. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown Author
  12. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal” – Paul Coelho
  13. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey” – Babs Hoffman
  14. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Unknown Author
  15. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
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  16. “Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.” – Unknown Author
  17. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
  18. “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life” – Agnus Ripplier 
  19. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  20. “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert
  21. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Unknown Author
  22. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
  23. “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  24. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
  25. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Earnest Hemmingway
  26. “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. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” – Bill Bryson
  27. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R Tolkien
  28. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
  29. “So much of who we are is where we have been.” – William Langewiesche
  30. “To say yes to life is at one and the same thing to say yes to oneself.” – Dag Hammarskjöld
  31. “The journey not the arrival matters.” – T.S Eliot
  32. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” Seneca
  33. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux
  34. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck
  35. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc
  36. “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
  37. “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
  38. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber
  39. “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
  40. “Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.” – Thomas Fuller
  41. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else” – Lawrence Block
  42. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
  43. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lau Tzu
  44. “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen
  45. “I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  46. “So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry” – Jack Kerouac
Saaed Chaudhry
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Saaed Chaudhry is a teacher, author and regular content creator at CodeofLiving.com. He holds a background in Information Technology but is most passionate about teaching and volunteering in his local community. Being a huge basketball fan, Saaed can be found supporting the Toronto Raptors in his living room when he is not working.

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