Have you ever dreamily stared out of your office or home window fantasizing about your next travel adventure? Maybe you see yourself roaming through jungles in the amazon with new friends, following the footsteps of the Incas on the path to Machu Picchu or perhaps you are swimming in warm waters amongst colorful fish in the Maldives. Whatever your fantasy or dream is, you do have the power to make it a reality.
For all the excuses you have not to go right now there is just as much scientific evidence and research proving that taking that vacation or sabbatical is a better investment of your time and money then just say buying the latest gadget or burning yourself out at work.
Not only does taking a vacation cut a person’s risk of heart attack by 50 percent, research shows even the anticipation of travel generates an increase in positive feelings about one’s life as a whole, family, economic situation, and health. If you are using work or lack of time as an excuse not to go then take note from research that shows three out of four executives believe that vacations are necessary for them to prevent burnout and improve their personal job performance.
So throw out all your excuses of not having enough time or money and embrace travel as an investment in your personal growth, health, and happiness. Here are my favorite inspirational quotes that support this way of living.
“When in doubt travel”. – Anonymous
“Travel brings power and love back to your life”. – Rumi
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch
“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”. – Saint Augustine
“It’s good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end”. – Ernest Hemingway
“We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong”. – Anonymous
“I would rather own little and see the world, than own the world and see little of it.” – Alexander Sattler
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
“Be brave, take risks. Nothing can substitute experience”. – Paulo Coelho.
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
“Not all those wander are lost”. – J.R.R Tolkien
“Don’t wait. Life goes faster than you think”. – Kushandwizdom
“20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain
“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” -Anonymous