Travel quotes to inspire

This year has been a great year for travel, I’ve woken up in jungle resorts to the hear the call to prayer, eaten hotdogs in NYC when really I should be sleeping, spoken to a Feng Shui master on the MRT in Singapore and met some awesome startups on the side of a mountain in Norway.

As the seasons change I spend more time thinking about snowy adventures, glistening mountains and sitting by a fire but, whatever the time of year travel isn’t far from my mind. And, it seems I’m not the only one with travel on the brain, from people that sum up travel far more eloquently than I can, here are some of my favourite travel quotes.

shutterstock_98058872“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

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

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

“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

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

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“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

 “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

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

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

shutterstock_458190886“Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

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

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” – Francis Bacon

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

“You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.” – Daranna Gidel

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