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13 Inspiring Travel Quotes

13 Inspiring Travel Quotes

Need a little inspiration for your next trip? Or some encouragement to begin your travels? These quotes from Maptia may be the push you need, or maybe you can stick or write the quotes somewhere as aspiration for the future; they have many uses. Happy travels!

Travel quotes speak of journeys not to be missed and remarkable places to see, they encourage us to step outside our comfort zones and to live life to its fullest, and they demand that we grab a backpack and set off into the wilderness. Yet when it comes to actually roaming the Earth or even just walking out the front door, it can sometimes be too easy to watch from afar, to live safely, and to be content with living vicariously through the adventures of others.

The best quotations have the power to inspire the reluctant traveller up and out of his door. Sometimes it takes the words of another man (or woman) to remind us of the importance of travel and of experiencing other cultures and ways of life. To remind us that we only get one lifetime on this Earth and that we should take the time to appreciate the remarkable places around us. Whether you are reading logic or wisdom attained centuries beforehand, or discovering a few words in a blog post written by the right person at the right time and place, quotes have the power to inspire action. One sentence can be the difference between dreaming and leaving.

With this in mind, we’ve illustrated 13 particularly inspiring travel-related quotations. We asked a few well-seasoned travellers for their personal favourites, found others tucked away in inspiring corners of the Internet, and dusted off a few of our own.

Whether you are currently exploring, have just returned from adventures, or are yet to take the leap into the great wide world, we hope you enjoy them.

1 | Chosen by one of our favourite photographers, Ken Kaminesky

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    2 | The whole truth and nothing but the truth from Earth Explorer JD Andrews

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      3 | From the archives of our very own Jonny Miller, co-founder at Maptia

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        4 | Speaking the amusing truth, as usual, is Mike Sowden

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          5 | Wise words from a Persian poet, found in Al Humphreys‘ book about his 4-year journey cycling around the world

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            6 | Champion advice from Rolf Potts‘ travel classic Vagabonding

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              7 | The persuasive truth from Jessica Yurasek‘s stunning post on Medium – ‘Why you should quit your job and travel now

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                8 | Another co-founder favorite from our CEO and designer Dorothy Sanders

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                  9 | Poetic musings from coding co-founder Dean Fischer

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                    10 | Chosen by Maptia’s unconventional intern – a serious case of wanderlust 

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                      11 | A poignant quote from the one and only Sir David Attenborough, who the BBC admitted will make another landmark natural history series in the next 3 years

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                        12 | A wonderful nugget from the ‘Everywhereist’ aka Geraldine DeRuiter, who we interviewed back in April (it was hilarious)

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                          13 | Finishing off the list with the words ‘wallop’ and ‘ethnocentricity’ in one sentence, this quote is taken from Rick Steves‘ brilliant TED talk on the value of travel

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                            This post originally appeared over on the Maptia Blog; the team at Maptia have just launched their beautiful platform for telling stories about places.

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                            10 Benefits of Sleeping Naked You Probably Didn’t Know

                            10 Benefits of Sleeping Naked You Probably Didn’t Know

                            Sleeping is one of the most important things we do every night.

                            Getting the right amount of sleep has an untold number of health benefits and not getting enough sleep is a serious problem in many countries around the world.

                            So you should have heard of the many benefits of getting adequate sleep, but did you know that you can get additional benefits by sleeping naked?

                            Here are some benefits of sleeping in the nude:

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                            1. It is easier.

                            When you don’t have to worry about sleeping in clothes, things start to get easier. You don’t have to buy pajamas, which can save you money. You have less clothes to wash and less clothes to put away. You may have to clean your bed sheets more often, but not nearly as often as you’d have to wash your pajamas when you run out.

                            2. It forces you to be ready to go more often.

                            Some people get off of work, change into their pajamas, and use this as an excuse to stay home the rest of the evening. This can lead to a more sedentary lifestyle, which has been attributed to things like weight gain.[1] When you keep your regular clothes on, you tend to go out more often and that’s a good thing.

                            3. It can make you feel happier and more free.

                            Just imagine the feeling of laying in bed naked. You’re free of your pants and underwear. Women, you’re not wearing a constrictive bra. It’s just you sandwiched between two cool sheets. The feeling just makes you want to smile and it makes you feel more free. Everyone can use that kind of good feeling every now and then, and it may even help you be happier as a person.

                            4. Skin-on-skin contact is the best.

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                              If you’re married, or living with your significant other, sleeping naked gives a greater chance of skin-on-skin contact, especially when it comes to cuddling. This kind of contact can also lead to a more active sex life. All of this releases copious amounts of oxytocin, which is the neurotransmitter that helps you feel those good feelings about your significant other.[2]

                              5. It could lead to better sleep.

                              Let’s revisit the scenario I described above. There are no drawstrings or clothes getting tangled in sheets. You don’t have to worry about shirts getting twisted. All of these distractions go away when you sleep naked and it may help you get better, deeper sleep. You don’t need science to tell you that better, deeper sleep only helps you be healthier.

                              6. It can help your skin.

                              For once your body gets to breathe. Your private parts, armpits, and feet are generally restricted all day and are often covered by multiple layers, even in the summer time. Give those parts a chance to air out and breathe. This can lower the risk of skin diseases, like athlete’s foot, that result from wet, restricted skin.[3]

                              7. It helps you regulate your cortisol.

                              Cortisol is a very strange chemical in the body but it can do a lot of damage. When you sleep naked, it helps keep your body temperature at the optimal ranges so your body can better create cortisol. If you sleep overheated your cortisol levels tend to stay high, even after you wake up. This can lead to increased anxiety, cravings for bad food, weight gain, and more terrible things.[4] Sleep naked so you can keep your body temperature down and sleep well so your body can properly produce and regulate cortisol.

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                              8. It balances your melatonin and growth hormone.

                              Continuing along that same vein, keeping your sleeping environment below 70 degrees (F) every night can help your body regulate its melatonin and growth hormone levels. These chemicals help the body do things like prevent aging and are essential to good health. When you sleep in clothes, your body heats up and prevents effective use of these hormones. In other words, sleeping with clothes on makes you grow old faster.

                              9. It can keep your sex organs happier.

                              For men, the cooler sleeping conditions allows your testes to remain at a cooler temperature. This helps keep your sperm healthy and your reproductive systems functioning as normal. For women, the cooler and more airy sleeping conditions can actually help prevent yeast infections. Yeast grows better in warm, moist conditions.[5] When it’s cooler and dryer, the growth of yeast is prevented.

                              10. Sleeping in the summer is more bearable.

                                Summertime is a tricky time to get good sleep. If you don’t have air conditioning, then you may find your bedroom a bit stuffy at night.

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                                Shedding those bedtime clothes can help the bedroom feel more comfortable. You may even be able to turn the A/C off on those cooler nights, which can save you a few bucks on your electricity bill.

                                Don’t wake up drenched in sweat again because your thermostat is downstairs and the hot air expands up to your bedroom where the thermostat can’t read the warm temperatures.

                                Sleep well with your naked body!

                                With these tips in mind, it’s time to start taking off your clothes at night!

                                Of course, there are times where clothes are preferable. If you are ill or it’s cold outside, then you should sleep with clothes on to help you stay warm and prevent further illness. Otherwise, go commando!

                                If you’re looking for more tips to sleep well and get up feeling energetic, I recommend you to check out this guide:

                                Want to Feel More Energized Throughout the Day? Start With This

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