I don’t know about you, but amid all the chaos and heartbreak of 2020 and 2021 my desire to travel abroad has grown exponentially stronger than before. Despite the disappointment of cancelled flights and travel plans cut short, this time has given travelers the chance to be introspective and appreciate everything that travel can do for a person. And while this pause on travel is just that – a pause – what’s the harm in feeding your travel bug a bit until then? 🙂
Until you can embark on your next journey abroad, check out these 20 inspiration travel quotes below to get you excited for what’s next!
Warning: These quotes might inspire you to pull out your credit card and book a flight abroad – Read with caution 😉
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20 Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Trip Abroad
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ― St Augustine
“Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” ― Stephen Covey
“A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.” ― Henry Rollins
“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
“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” ― James Michener
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” ― Aldous Huxley
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” ― Ibn Battuta
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” — Michael Altshuler
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ― Gustav Flaubert
“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” — Freya Stark
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ― Andre Gide
“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life” ― Michael Palin
“The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” — Sir Richard Burton
“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” — Moslih Eddin Saadi
“See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream.” ― Ray Bradbury
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” — Mary Ritter Beard
“Travel opens your mind as few other things do. It is its own form of hypnotism, and I am forever under its spell.” ― Libba Bray
“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
“A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are build for.” ― John A. Shedd
“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” — Henry David Thoreau
So . . . What are you waiting for?
As countries begin to open up their borders, it’s slowly registering to me that being able to travel again is just on the horizon. For a year+ I suppressed my urge to travel because I knew it wouldn’t be a possibility for a good while. But now that the storm has begun to clear, I cannot contain my excitement for much longer! That’s what inspired me to gather these quotes, and I hope they’ve inspired you as well.
Which quote was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
As of right now, I have not hit my goal of traveling to all 15 former Soviet republics - I'm a working girl, cut me some slack! In the meantime, however, I am doing a ton of research to plan these future trips. Interested in seeing what online resources I use to create an itinerary to ensure my travels are educational, thorough, and, most important of all, safe?