15 obscure travel quotes you’ve never heard before

Get inspired by these obscure and inspirational travel quotes and make a decision to invest in your next international adventure. The best time to take risks, go on adventures and see the world is when you’re young. You’ll be a more open-minded and perceptive person because of it.

 

1. “You go away for a long time and return a different person – you never come all the way back ― Paul Theroux

 

 

2. “This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.” ― Paolo Coelho

 

 

3. “Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than moving planes, ships or trains. ― Alain de Botton

 

 

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4. The perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore.” ― Rosita Forbes

 

 

5. The urge to travel feels magnetic. Two of my favorite words are linked: departure time. And travel whets the emotions, turns upside down the memory bank, and the golden coins scatter.” ― Frances Mayes

 

 

6. “Life is beautiful if you are on the road to somewhere.” ― Orhan Pamuk, The New Life

 

 

7. “A subject to which few intellectuals ever give a thought is the right to be a vagrant, the freedom to wander. Yet vagrancy is a deliverance, and life on the open road is the essence of freedom. To have the courage to smash the chains with which modern life has weighted us (under the pretext that it was offering us more liberty), then to take up the symbolic stick and bundle and get out. ― Isabelle Eberhardt

 

 

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8. “We are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known. ― Carson McCullers

 

 

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

 

 

10. “So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry.” ― Jack Kerouac

 

 

11. People travel because it teaches them things they could learn no other way.” ― Lance Morrow

 

 

 

 

12. The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to. ― Alain de Botton

 

 

13. Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind. ― Marty Rubin

 

 

14. One of the great things about travel is you find out how many good, kind people there are. ― Edith Wharton

 

 

15. Don’t ever live vicariously. This is your life. Live. ― Lavinia Spalding

 

 

Feeling motivated by these inspirational travel quotes? Apply now to travel and boost your career simultaneously!

 

Sources: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/travel?page=59

Photo 1. based on Fes ..Morocco 1987, by Nick Kenrick, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on Traveler in a box, by 白士 李, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on Nomad Travelers, by Farhan Perdana (Blek), CC-by-2.0

Photo 4. based on On the Move, by Anne Worner, CC-by-SA 2.0

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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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