25 Inspirational travel quotes everyone should know

Travel is a very essential part of our daily lives. In one way or the other, we must acknowledge that we travel.


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Travel is a very essential part of our daily lives. In one way or the other, we must acknowledge that we travel. We have gathered insightful and inspirational travel quotes and we hope you enjoy it. Try as much as possible to remember at least one.

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

The American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson asks us to be courageous. In life, it is easy to take the path everybody else is taking or if I am to be a bit less polite — to follow the herd.

It is an act of courage to break away from the majority and to create your own way. You may get judged for it and sometimes it can even be risky, depending on the area you chose to distance yourself from what is considered the norm.

In your travels, when you leave your own trail, you get to discover more than you’ve read about in travel guides or on travel blogs and websites. Dare, give it a go!

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.

The American author James A. Michener puts it bluntly when he tells people who do not wish to change their ways to simply stay home. In the comfort of your own house, you get to eat the same meals you always do and live by your own rules (hopefully, while respecting the law).

At home, you can keep your ideas about religion unchallenged, and connect only with the selected few. Travel is all about novelty, diversity, and acceptance. It is about being open-minded, but if one doesn’t wish to step outside their box, the simplest thing is to just don’t travel. Passions aren’t universal, it’s ok for some people to just not be into travel.

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.

The former Prime Minister of India, Jawaharial Nehru, encourages us to open our eyes to take in the surrounding sights. Actively searching to discover and admire our surroundings will help us become tourists even in our home towns and/or the towns we’re currently living in.

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How many days have you spent staring only at your shoes or at the shoes of others in crowded public transport? How long has it been since you last looked at the higher levels of the building surrounding you? When was the last time you admired the transformation of the trees with each passing season, in the park closest to your home?

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.

Tim Cahill is an Australian professional footballer. Probably not who you’d expect to be the owner of an insightful quote about traveling, but you don’t have to be a famous writer to know anything about journeys.

I mean, look at you and me! One can enjoy being most anywhere if he is in the right company. We can consider people we’ve met along our journeys or those we have brought along to share the ride.

Either way, there are many times when we remember a place more dearly, because of those we were with. My best personal example is my visit to Shkoder, with those I met at The Wanderers Hostel.

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.

Anita Desai is an Indian novelist. In this insightful quote about traveling she points out that every journey leaves its print on you. Even without your knowledge, just being in a different place will leave a mark.

Whether you see new things on the street, taste the local food or beverages, connect with strangers, or take part in an event, you will not leave the same person you were when you arrived.

Good or bad, the things we live are what make us who we are. They reinforce our traits or make us realize we need to change for the better.


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