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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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                            12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

                            12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

                            Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also due to lack of physical activity and exercise.

                            A lot of individuals out there tend to set aside their fitness routines during the holidays since they believe that they do not have enough time to perform their workouts. And because they feel guilty after the holiday season, most of the gyms and fitness centers are packed with fresh members. Always bear in mind that you can still enjoy the holidays and stay fit at the same time. If you want to stay fit during the holiday season, especially during Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, here are some useful tips that might help you:

                            1. Eat Before Heading Out

                            First, it is best that you eat something before heading out to visits, trips or family dinners. By doing so, you will no longer be tempted to eat a lot or overindulge yourself since you have already eaten. Skipping on meals is not a good idea either, because you will only be forced to eat more later.

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                            2. Select The Treats

                            Make sure to select the treats that you eat in a wise manner. You should choose something that you can only enjoy during the holiday season and not something that is readily available all the time.

                            3. Avoid Skipping Meals

                            Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast! Even though it can be tempting to skip on certain meals, believing that it will make up for the treats you consumed in the previous day, don’t do it because it will only lead to counterproductive results.

                            4. Drink With Moderation

                            It is best to regulate your drinking since alcohol, coke or other juices will only add more calories to the ones you already eaten!

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                            5. Be Active

                            You should still perform your fitness routine whenever possible and if you can’t do that, simply walk more, park your car some distance away from the store or just use the stairs!

                            6. Get Out Of The House

                            Make the holidays a family affair and plan outdoor activities where everyone is involved. Even a snowball fight in the backyard will burn a lot of calories and will keep the children entertained.

                            7. Don’t Skip Your Strength Workouts

                            Always remember to perform your strength training in order to maintain that muscle mass you worked hard to get. You might be tempted to use lightweights and just do some cardio, but you can burn just as many calories by lifting weights. And with all of those extra stakes you had on the holiday meals, you might even gain some extra muscle. And this is much better than gaining some extra fat.

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                            8. Set Realistic Goals

                            You should set realistic exercise objectives. Aim for at least half an hour per day and you will be very happy when you will achieve that. If you plan one hour or more and not achieve it, you will only end up disappointed.

                            9. Enjoy Yourself

                            Also make sure to set realistic diet plans! Trying to restrain yourself totally from some foods will only make you eat more. Feel free to enjoy the treats that you really love, but in small portions.

                            10. Drink A Lot Of Water

                            This can satiate your appetite as well as keep you hydrated at all times. And it will also prevent a possible hangover if you overdo it with alcohol.

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                            11. Eat Less And More Often

                            Distribute your meals evenly throughout the day, and do not eat everything at once.  Instead of having 2 enormous meals, have 5 small ones.  Eat your dinner earlier and have a nice walk before going to bed.

                            12. Prioritize Your Workouts

                            Try to do them early in the morning while everyone else is still sleeping. This way you will also avoid remarks like “Oh, come on! It’s Christmas…”

                            So there you go! Twelve simple tips that will help you avoid gaining weight during the winter holidays, but will also allow you to enjoy yourself and have a great time with your loved ones.

                            Happy Holidays everyone!

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