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My 15 Favorite Travel Quotes

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If you are a travel blogger it's difficult not to stumble upon one of the famous travel quotes out there. In the last two years i read approximately 200 different citations from well-known individuals about travelling and travel philosophy. I decided to pick my personal favorites and wrote them down in the following list – inspirational!

  1. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.– Marcel Proust

  2. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.– Lao Tzu

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

  4. All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.– Paul Fussell

  5. 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

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  7. 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

  8. I told myself spreading news was part of a traveler’s nature, but if I was being completely honest, I was just like everybody else: shit-scared of the great unknown. Desperate to take a little piece of home with me.– character Richard in the movie “The Beach”

  9. Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.– Frank Herbert

  10. All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.-Samuel Johnson

  11. I love to travel, but hate to arrive.– Albert Einstein

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  13. 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.– Jawaharial Nehru

  14. A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.– Tim Cahill

  15. The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.– St. Augustine

  16. 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

  17. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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

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