14 travel quotes that will make you want to pack your suitcase immediately

Let these wonderfully wanderlusty quotes take you on a journey and inspire your next international adventure. There’s just too much of the world to see to stay at home in front of the computer screen all day. Remember: “Reading is the journey of those who cannot take a train”. (F. Croisset)


14 amazingly inspirational travel quotes


1. “I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” –Susan Sontag


2. “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” –Anthony Bourdain


3. “Not all those who wander are lost.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


inspirational travel quotes


4. “Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” –Freya Stark


5. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” -Aldous Huxley


6. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” –Bill Bryson


inspirational travel quotes


7. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” ―Clifton Fadiman


8. “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” –Danny Kaye


9. “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.” ―Pico Iyer


10. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” -Buddha


inspirational travel quotes


11. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” —Lawrence Block


12. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” ―Mary Anne Radmacher


13. “Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.” -Andrew Zimmern


14. “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



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Sources: http://thoughtcatalog.com/matthew-kepnes/2014/01/53-travel-quotes-to-inspire-you-to-see-the-world/, http://www.cntraveller.com/recommended/culture/inspiring-travel-quotes, http://thecultureur.com/travel-quotes/

Photo 1. based on 2012 Adventure Photography Competition, by Frontierofficial, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on the lone traveler., by Danielle Moler, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on Tourist, by Moyan Brenn, CC-by-2.0

Photo 4. by The Intern Group


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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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