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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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                            How to Overcome Boredom

                            How to Overcome Boredom

                            Have you ever been bored? Restless? Fidgety? In need of some inspiration?

                            I have a theory on boredom. I believe that the rate of boredom has increased alongside the pace of technology.

                            If you think about it, technology has provided us with mobile phones, laptops, Ipads, device after device – all to ultimately fix one problem: boredom.

                            What is Boredom?

                            We have become a global nation that feeds on entertainment. We associate ‘living’ with ‘doing’. People now do not know how to sit still, and we feel guilty when we are not doing anything. Today, inactivity has become the ultimate sin.

                            You might not realize it, but boredom stimulates a form of anxiety and stress. It evokes an emotional state that creates frustration and feeds procrastination.

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                            It’s a desire to be ‘doing something’ or to be ‘entertained’ – it’s a desire for sensory stimulation. What it boils down to is a lack of focus.

                            If you think about those times when you’re bored, it’s usually because you did not know what to do. So, indecision also plays a big part.

                            When we are focused on what’s important to us and what we want to achieve, it’s pretty hard to be bored. So, one answer to boredom is to become focused on what you want.

                            Sometimes It’s Good to Be Bored

                            If boredom is a desire for sensory stimulation – then what’s the opposite of that? To be content with no stimulation – in other words – to enjoy stillness.

                            Sometimes, it’s not boredom itself that causes the frustration but the resistance to doing nothing.

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                            Think about it. What would happen if you were to ‘let go’ of the desire to be entertained? You wouldn’t be bored anymore, and you will feel more relaxed!

                            In my experience, it’s often the most obvious, simplistic solutions that are the most powerful in life. So, when you’re bored, the easiest way to combat this is to enjoy it.

                            It may sound weird but think of ‘boredom’ as a form of ‘relaxation’. It’s a break from the constant stimulation that 21st-century living provides – constant TVs, mobile phones, radios, internet, emails, phone calls, etc.

                            Who knows, maybe ‘boredom’ is actually good for us?

                            Next time you’re ‘feeling bored’ instead of feeding the frustration by frantically looking for something to do, maybe you can sit back, relax, and savor the feeling of having nothing to do.

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                            In this article, I’ll share with you my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom.

                            3-Step Strategy to Overcome Boredom

                            1. Get Focused

                            Instead of chasing sensory stimulation at random, focus on what’s really important to you. Focusing on something important helps prevent boredom because it forces you to utilize your time productively.

                            You should ask yourself: what would make good use of your time? What could you be doing that would contribute to your major goals in life?

                            Here are a few ideas:

                            • Spend some time in quiet contemplation considering what’s important to you.
                            • Start that creative project you’ve been talking about for the last few weeks.
                            • Brainstorm: think of some ideas for new innovative products or businesses.

                            2. Kill Procrastination

                            Boredom is useful in some ways because it gives you the energy and time to do things. It is only a problem if you let it. But if you use it to motivate yourself to be productive, then you can more easily overcome boredom.

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                            So, the next time you’re bored, why not put this good energy to use by ticking off those things that you have been meaning to get done but have been too busy to finish? This also presents a great time for you to clear your to-do list.

                            Here are some ideas:

                            • Do some exercise.
                            • Read a book.
                            • Learn something new.
                            • Call a friend.
                            • Get creative (draw, paint, sculpt, create music, write).
                            • Do a spring cleaning.
                            • Wash the car.
                            • Renovate the house.
                            • Re-arrange the furniture.
                            • Write your shopping list.
                            • Water the plants.
                            • Walk the dog.
                            • Sort out your mail & email.
                            • De-clutter (clear out that wardrobe).

                            3. Enjoy Boredom

                            If none of the above solutions work, then you can try a different approach. Don’t give in to boredom and instead choose to enjoy it. This doesn’t mean allowing yourself to waste your time being bored. Instead, think of it as your time to relax and re-energize, which will help you be more productive the next time you work.

                            Contrary to popular belief, we don’t need to be constantly doing things to be productive. In fact, research has shown that people are more productive when they take periods of rest to recharge.[1] Taking breaks once in a while helps boost your performance and can help make you feel more motivated.

                            So, take some time to relax. You never know, you might even like it.

                            Final Thoughts

                            Learning how to overcome boredom may be difficult at the beginning, but it can be easier if you make use of some techniques. You can start with my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom and work your way from there. So, ready your mind and make use of these tips, and you will be overcoming boredom in no time.

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