20 quotes that will inspire you to travel

If only we knew how blessed we are to be born in the era of globalisation where borders are becoming thinner, information accessible, distances closer, communication easier and travel cheaper.

Every invention nowadays is intended to make life easier for us: we have apps which indicate what the weather is like, what time it will rain and what time it will stop, apps which tell us which roads to take, how busy the roads and now even how busy the stores are (thank you Google), apps which allow to instantly talk, write and see our family and friends no matter how far they are, apps which help us book the cheapest tickets and get the best hotel/motel deals, where to go, where to eat, what to do, etc etc etc….

Despite the amount of knowledge that is accessible nowadays to the ordinary traveller and the countless airlines, flights and travel deals, you cannot take the person out of any experience: travel is still a very personal journey and means different things to different people. There is no wrong and right when it comes to what you like best or less when encountering a new land, culture, food, landscapes, cities…

The only wrong doing for me is the excuses you make not to travel and go outside your comfort zone. Ask the average person and he would tell you how fascinating it is to discover new horizons, ask the enlightened and the wise and this is what they tell you about travelling:

 1-Buddha 

It is better to travel well than to arrive

2-Jesus

But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion

***This quote might not be directly linked to travel, but it still is: the Samaritan was in a journey (he was travelling) and he felt compassion for someone in need and helped him. Truth to be told, that’s what travel does; it makes you more compassionate….I know it did for me!***

3-Mohammed

Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.

4-Rumi

Travel brings power and love back into your life.

5-Khalil Gibran

A traveler am I, and a navigator, and every day I discover a new region within my soul.

6-Saint Augustine

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

7-Aristotle

Adventure is worthwhile.

8-Dalai Lama

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before

9-Confucius

Wherever you go, go with all your heart

10- Lao Tzu

 A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. 

11-Mark Twain

I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.

12- Elizabeth Gilbert

Traveling is the great true love of my life… I am loyal and constant in my love of travel. I feel about travel the way a happy new mother feels about her impossible, colicky, restless newborn baby – I just don’t care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because it’s mine. Because it looks exactly like me.

13-Amine Maalouf

Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs

14-Libba Bray

Travel opens your mind as few other things do. It is its own form of hypnotism, and I am forever under its spell

15- Carew Papritz 

I travel to be replenished with beauty, for travel makes the beauty of this world seem like a Christmas that never ends.

16-Marcel Proust

The only true voyage of discovery is not to go to new places, but to have other eyes.

17-Casanova

The man who seeks to educate himself must first read and then travel in order to correct what he has learned.

18-William Least Heat Moon

When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.

19-Brian Selznick

I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.

20-Anita Desai

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.