June 16, 2014

10 Totally Awesome Travel Quotes

There are so many incredible quotes on travel, it’s almost impossible to narrow them down to a top ten. But we’ve given it a try, and here they are…

American literary legend, Mark Twain

American literary legend, Mark Twain

#1. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
—Mark Twain (Our absolute favorite!)

#2. “To Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” —Gustav Flaubert

#3. “Travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” —Aldous Huxley

Acclaimed novelist and poet, Maya Angelou

Acclaimed novelist and poet, Maya Angelou

#4. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” —Maya Angelou (Here, it seems Ms. Angelou is providing a minor amendment to Mr. Twain’s quote.)

#5. “Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before.” —Dalai Lama

#6. “Not all those who wander are lost.” —J.R.R. Tolkein

#7. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”

#8. “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

Author and world traveler, Robert Lewis Stevenson

Author and world traveler, Robert Lewis Stevenson

#9. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” —Marcel Proust

#10. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
—Robert Lewis Stevenson

Whether your next adventure is an expedition half-way around the world, or a journey of the imagination taken by way of a great book, we hope these quotes have inspired you to “throw off the bowlines” and learn more about the fascinating world we live in.

Happy Travels!