I have a confession. I LOVE inspirational travel quotes. Ok, truth be known, I love ALL KINDS of quotes, but inspirational travel quotes rank pretty high on that list of quotes! There’s something about them that just makes you feel like you can fly! It CERTAINLY makes me aspire to travel more often! Here are some of my favs:
#10 Inspirational Travel Quote:
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu
This quote reminds us that all of our adventures (travel or otherwise) begin with just a small action (for me for travel, that means saving up money or spending intentionally with a rewards card). Everything in life involves some sort of planning, and all those plans begin with…one single step.
#9 Inspirational Travel Quote:
“So much of who we are is where we have been.” William Langewiesche
Don’t forget to look back…see how far you’ve come, and don’t forget the ones at home that you love. How many people have poured into your life to make you the sum of who you are. All of our experiences, dull AND exciting, NEAR and FAR…they all make us who we are.
#8 Inspirational Travel Quote:
“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” Asian Proverb
I probably would’ve thought this was silly 10 years ago. I had never traveled much and thought it was just something extravagant that other people did. Family and friends told many stories of their travels and I just didn’t get what the fuss was all about. Then we went on a cruise with some friends and got a taste of other cultures and breathtaking scenery when we went ashore. That one cruise lit an insatiable fire in me that CANNOT be extinguished! Experiencing travel (even the small amount I got on a cruise ship) opened my eyes to beauty all around and encounters I could never imagine. Where will your journey begin?
#7 Inspirational Travel Quote:
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” Anonymous
Do you ever feel like life is getting away from you? I did! Once I began traveling, I felt as if I had come alive! Seeing the beauty of this world, meeting others, experiencing things outside of my normal day to day grind…it made me realize there’s more to this life than working for my retirement fund!
#6 Inspirational Travel Quote:
“Still around the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate.” J. R. R. Tolkien
Does this remind you that while you travel, you need to appreciate taking wrong turns? I often get turned around, but I need to remember to turn them into happy accidents instead of becoming frustrated that I’m not getting where I intended to go! Remember the wonder of finding happy accidents!
#5 Inspirational Travel Quote:
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine.” It is lethal. Paulo Coelho
Remember, routine is NOT the ENEMY. Keep in mind though that MONOTONY kills the soul! Try to BREAK OUT of the routine every now and then to break it up a little bit. Even if you can’t afford to go far away, get a hammock, hang it in your backyard, and enjoy the sunlight and birds!
#4 Inspirational Travel Quote:
“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Ibn Battuta
Have you every seen anything that just left you speechless? For me it’s always the ocean! To know that 2/3 of our world is covered with water and so many creatures exist beneath it, as well as the wonders our eyes will never see is just mind boggling to me. Of course, when you return home, your loved ones always want to hear of your adventure to live vicariously through you! Share your tales!!!
#3 Inspirational Travel Quote:
“I don’t know where I’m going, but I promise it won’t be boring!” David Bowie
Always remember, a little bit of playfulness goes a long way! Don’t forget to have FUN and EXCITEMENT while you’re traveling! You can watch TV and check Facebook at home, while you’re out…ADVENTURE!
#2 Inspirational Travel Quote:
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine
When you travel, your heart and mind open up in a way that can’t be explained. You often see how fortunate you are and desire to enjoy other people around you. Foreign customs (even in your home country) remind you that your way of doing things is not necessarily better, just different…and we ALL have differences!
#1 Inspirational Travel Quote:
“Not all those who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien
Does it get any more simple than that? Just because we long to roam doesn’t mean we have no focus! This reminds me of a time we were in Puerto Rico and we tried to visit the Aribeco telescope for the day. We drove for almost 2 hours to get to our destination only to find it was closed for the day! It was at that time that I informed my husband that I had a lose “Plan B.” We ended up hunting down a place I had seen on YouTube and found it. We enjoyed a quite day exploring the amazing tropical scenery, then happened into a thunderstorm. We stopped at a local restaurant (which had a dirt floor and seating under an canopy). Some local boys that we about 6 and 8 years old were playing in the rain…so happy and full of life. Had we made it to our destination, I would never have had that experience. Roaming is well worth the surprises life gives you sometimes.
I hope these travel quotes have inspired you to stretch your travel goals! Come back here often for more travel tips and inspirations! If you’d like to learn to blog as means of extra money for travel, click here to read my post about how I’m learning them same!
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