Everyone loves a quote, throw in a picture of a sunset on Facebook in the background and you’ve got a recipe for inspiration to the max. If you’re lacking in a bit of the big I (inspiration, of course) for your upcoming travels, here’s ten of the best to get your travelling juices flowing.
1) “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world” – Gustave Flaubert
Basically, the world is a big place – explore it.
2) “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home” – Dagobert D. Runs
Travel teaches us tolerance and opens our minds to the differences in the world.
3) “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves” – Henry David Thoreau
You don’t know what you can do until you’re forced to try.
4) “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
Travel is a bug? Definitely, and once you’re bitten, you won’t be free!
5) “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled” – Mohamed
Too many people put importance on education and certificates, when some of the best education out there is from seeing and experiencing.
6) “The journey not the arrival matters” – T.S. Eliot
What you see on the way is often just as valuable as your final destination.
7) “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the thing you didn’t do than the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” – Mark Twain
Probably one of the best and most inspirational travel quotes ever written – life is too short, enjoy.
8) “Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind” – Senaca
The best way to get out of a rut? Travel.
9) “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware” – Martin Buber
This is often found by the people you meet along the way and the experiences you have as a result. A journey is never as straightforward as going and coming back.
10) “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going” – Paul Theroux
The difference between tourists and travellers? Again, it’s about the journey, not the destination.