A Dozen Inspirational Travel Quotes

Why do we travel? Writers and thinkers, from Mark Twain to the Dalai Lama to Proust to the anonymous, have passed along some very good advice, inspiration and food for thought over the years:

Some are born to head out to the open sea and sail for distant ports, while others are content to stay and work the harbor – both are equally important. Just don’t stay tied to the dock.

Letting go of prejudices and rigid points of view and accepting that others can have equally plausible and valid ways of believing and doing things is not a burden nor a chore, but freedom.

Our own backgrounds and experiences are only a very small piece of the story.

There are memories to be made, even if you don’t need a passport to make them. Travel is the chance to try something new, to experience a different way of doing things.

A great truth for everything in life.

And, the journey to where you’re going is just as important as the destination.

There’s no such thing as minimalism when it comes to memories.

Travel without regrets. Allow yourself to experience the unexpected, to do something different, to step out of your comfort zone.

There’s no finish line for having new experiences or making memories.

Even if you go back to the same place you went the year before, you can always find something new to discover and explore.

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned from traveling is that my way isn’t the only valid way.

Me too.

An open mind and heart are the best things you can take along on your journey.

Which of these is your favorite? Do you have another favorite travel quote?




9 thoughts on “A Dozen Inspirational Travel Quotes

  1. Travel light in life. Take only what you need: a loving family, good friends, simple pleasures, someone to love, and someone to love you; something to eat, enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink for thirst is a dangerous thing. —Unknown.


  2. I have taken my family as many places as we could afford and I love having the memories. It makes me happy to see my daughter and her family taking trips to new places. There are more places on my destination list.


    1. It’s all about the memories. WenYu and I were just talking last night about a trip we took when she wasn’t yet three years old – she still accurately remembers things from that trip.


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