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19 Inspirational Travel Quotes

19 Inspirational Travel Quotes

This is a collection of some of the most inspirational travel quotes ever. Get motivated to explore the world and discover the unknown because traveling has never been as accessible and affordable as it is today.

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

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

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      “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

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        “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

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          “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

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            “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

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              “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac

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                “After a lifetime of world travel I’ve been fascinated that those in the third world don’t have the same perception of reality that we do.” – Jim Harrison

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                  “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

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                    “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

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                      “I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” – James Baldwin

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                        “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

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                          “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

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                            “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew Karsten

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                              “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

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                                “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

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                                  “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

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                                    8 Benefits of a Minimalist Lifestyle That Get You to Live With Less

                                    8 Benefits of a Minimalist Lifestyle That Get You to Live With Less

                                    Minimalism is a way to put a stop to the gluttony of the world around us. It’s the opposite of every advertisement we see plastered on the radio and TV. We live in a society that prides itself on the accumulation of stuff; we eat up consumerism, material possessions, clutter, debt, distractions and noise.

                                    What we don’t seem to have is any meaning left in our world.

                                    By adopting a minimalist lifestyle, you can throw out what you don’t need in order to focus on what you do need.

                                    I know first hand how little we actually need to survive. I was fortunate enough to live in a van for four months while traveling throughout Australia. This experience taught me valuable lessons about what really matters and how little we really need all this stuff we surround ourselves with.

                                    Less is more.

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                                    Living a minimalist lifestyle is reducing.There are a few obvious benefits of minimalism such as less cleaning and stress, a more organized household and more money to be found, but there are also a few deep, life-changing benefits.

                                    What we don’t usually realize is that when we reduce, we reduce a lot more than just stuff.

                                    Consider just some of the benefits of living with fewer possessions:

                                    1. Create Room for What’s Important

                                    When we purge our junk drawers and closets we create space and peace. We lose that claustrophobic feeling and we can actually breathe again. Create the room to fill up our lives with meaning instead of stuff.

                                    2. More Freedom

                                    The accumulation of stuff is like an anchor, it ties us down. We are always terrified of losing all our ‘stuff’. Let it go and you will experience a freedom like never before: a freedom from greed, debt, obsession and overworking.

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                                    3. Focus on Health and Hobbies

                                    When you spend less time at Home Depot trying unsuccessfully to keep up with the Joneses, you create an opening to do the things you love, things that you never seem to have time for.

                                    Everyone is always saying they don’t have enough time, but how many people really stop and look at what they are spending their time doing?

                                    You could be enjoying a day with your kids, hitting up the gym, practicing yoga, reading a good book or traveling. Whatever it is that you love you could be doing, but instead you are stuck at Sears shopping for more stuff.

                                    4. Less Focus on Material Possessions

                                    All the stuff we surround ourselves with is merely a distraction, we are filling a void. Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy comfort. After the initial comfort is satisfied, that’s where our obsession with money should end.

                                    We are bombarded by the media presenting promises of happiness through materialistic measures. It’s no wonder we struggle everyday. Resist those urges. It’s an empty path, it won’t make you happy.

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                                    It’s hard not to get roped into the consumerism trap. I need constant reminders that it’s a false sense of happiness. I enjoy stuff, but I also recognize that I don’t need it.

                                    5. More Peace of Mind

                                    When we cling onto material possessions we create stress because we are always afraid of losing these things. By simplifying your life you can lose your attachment to these things and ultimately create a calm, peaceful mind.

                                    The less things you have to worry about, the more peace you have, and it’s as simple as that.

                                    6. More Happiness

                                    When de-cluttering your life, happiness naturally comes because you gravitate towards the things that matter most. You see clearly the false promises in all the clutter, it’s like a broken shield against life’s true essence.

                                    You will also find happiness in being more efficient, you will find concentration by having refocused your priorities, you will find joy by enjoying slowing down.

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                                    7. Less Fear of Failure

                                    When you look at Buddhist monks, they have no fear, and they have no fear because they don’t have anything to lose.

                                    In whatever you wish to pursue doing you can excel, if you aren’t plagued with the fear of losing all your worldly possessions. Obviously you need to take the appropriate steps to put a roof over your head, but also know that you have little to fear except fear itself.

                                    8. More Confidence

                                    The entire minimalist lifestyle promotes individuality and self reliance. This will make you more confident in your pursuit of happiness.

                                    What’s Next? Go Minimalism.

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