A Few Favourite Travel Quotes

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Yep. It’s one of those posts. I’m one of those travel bloggers…

But I can’t help it.

I have a thing for it. Always have, always will. I put it on my walls. I put it on my skin. I scribble it on a piece of paper. I tweet it. I e-mail it. I share it.

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Travel quotes inspire me. Words trigger my wanderlust neutrons and motivate me. It gives me that “ahhh” moment and fuzzy-slippers-in-front-of-the-fireplace feeling. One beautiful word can change my whole day; one travel quote can impact my whole life.

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So yes. I’m one of those people and this is one of those “my favourite travel quotes” posts…

Travel Quotes that I have a thing for

a.k.a

Some of my favourite Travel Quotes

1. The one that’s from Osho

travel quotes, "It is the most beautiful moment in one's life when there is neither confusion nor certainty.  One simply is — a mirror reflecting that which is.  With no direction to go anywhere, with no idea of doing something, with no future - just utterly in the moment, tremendously in the moment." ~Osho

“It is the most beautiful moment in one’s life
when there is neither confusion nor certainty.
One simply is — a mirror reflecting that which is.
With no direction to go anywhere, with no idea of
doing something, with no future – just utterly in
the moment, tremendously in the moment.”
~Osho

2. The one that’s brutal

travel quotes, "Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things - air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky - all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it."  ~Cesar Pavese

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.”
~Cesar Pavese

3. The one that’s telling you to stay at home

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

4.  The one that’s deep

travel quotes, "Travel is more than the seeing of sights. It is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." – Miriam Beard

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights. It is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

5. The one that’s for solo travellers

Travel Quotes, Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it. – John Mayer

Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it. – John Mayer

6. The one that’s a famous one

travel quotes“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 

7. The one that’s unknown

travel quotes, "Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown. " - Gaby Basora

“Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown. ” – Gaby Basora

8. The one that’s almost like the other one

travel quote, "If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet. – Rachel Wolchin

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet. – Rachel Wolchin

And the other one:

“Travel. As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.” – Anonymous

9. The one that’s not sparklingtravel quotes, "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost" - J. R. R. Tolkien

“All that is gold does not glitter,
not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R Tolkien

10. The one that’s part of a poem

travel quotes, "There's a race of men that don't fit in,     A race that can't stay still; So they break the hearts of kith and kin,     And they roam the world at will. They range the field and they rove the flood,     And they climb the mountain's crest; Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood,     And they don't know how to rest." - Robert S. Service

“There’s a race of men that don’t fit in,
    A race that can’t stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin,
    And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood,
    And they climb the mountain’s crest;
Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood,
    And they don’t know how to rest.” – Robert S. Service

11. The one that’s about writing

travel quotes, "The travel writer seeks the world we have lost - the lost valleys of the imagination." - Alexander Cockburn

“The travel writer seeks the world we have lost – the lost valleys of the imagination.”
– Alexander Cockburn

12. The one that’s about moving

travel quote, "For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints." - Robert Louis Stevenson

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

13. The one that’s a secret

travel quotes, anje rautenbach, "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." - Martin Bube

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Bube

14. The one that was not intended

travel quotes,  "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be." - Douglas Adams

 “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” – Douglas Adams

15. The one that’s from that chef

travel quote, “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, “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

I really have a thing for travel. I really have a thing for quotes….

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