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40 Amazing Inspirational Travel Quotes

40 Amazing Inspirational Travel Quotes

Travel has a way of enriching our lives and making us grow as a person. Sometimes, all that it takes to get on the road and begin traveling are a few inspiration quotes that will give you the little push you need to hit the road while summer is still in full force. Happy traveling!

40 Inspirational Travel Quotes

1. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”
― Susan Heller

2. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”
― Hilaire Belloc

3. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”
― Paul Theroux

4. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote: To travel is to live.”
― Hans Christian Anderson

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

6. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
― St. Augustine

7. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”
― Seneca

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8. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”
― Moslih Eddin Saadi

9. “Half the fun of travel is the esthetic of lostness.”
― Ray Bradbury

10. “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

11. “The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it’s easy to fall off.”
― Anderson Cooper

12. “Most of the time, beauty lies in the simplest of things.”
― Winna Efendi, The Journeys

13. “Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

14. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters

15. “NOT I – NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.”
― Walt Whitman

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16. “You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

17. “My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. A nice pleated (green?) skirt for the occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance.”
― Maira Kalman, The Principles of Uncertainty

18. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.”
― Cesare Pavese

19. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
― Anita Desai

20. “I read; I travel; I become.”
― Derek Walcott

21. “Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.”
― Shane Koyczan

22. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
― Marcel Proust

23. “Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.”
― Tennessee Williams, Camino Real

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24. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
― Ernest Hemingway

25. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.”
― Clifton Fadiman

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

27. “A good traveler leaves no track.”
– Lao Tzu

28. “To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

29. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
― Henry Miller

30. “One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.”
— Edith Wharton

31. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
― Lao Tzu

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32. “I love to travel, But hate to arrive.”
― Albert Einstein

33. “Every hundred feet the world changes.”
― Roberto Bolaño

34. “Paris is always a good idea.”
― Audrey Hepburn

35. “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.”
― Anonymous

36. “I didn’t know that the world could be so mind-blowingly beautiful.”
― Justina Chen

37. “Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.”
― Ryū Murakami, Coin Locker Babies

38. “It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way!”
― Penelope Riley, Travel Absurdities

39. “Tourists went on holidays while travellers did something else. They travelled.”
― Alex Garland, The Beach

40. “Travel is the only context in which some people ever look around. If we spent half the energy looking at our own neighborhoods, we’d probably learn twice as much.”
― Lucy R. Lippard, On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art, and Place

Featured photo credit: Raffaele Camardella via flickr.com

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Last Updated on November 20, 2018

10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

A new year beautifully symbolizes a new chapter opening in the book that is your life. But while so many people like you aspire to achieve ambitious goals, only 12% of you will ever experience the taste of victory. Sound bad? It is. 156 million people (that’s 156,000,000) will probably give up on their resolution before you can say “confetti.” Keep on reading to learn why New Year’s resolutions fail (and how to succeed).

Note: Since losing weight is the most common New Year’s resolution, I chose to focus on weight loss (but these principles can be applied to just about any goal you think of — make it work for you!).

1. You’re treating a marathon like a sprint.

Slow and steady habit change might not be sexy, but it’s a lot more effective than the “I want it ALL and I want it NOW!” mentality. Small changes stick better because they aren’t intimidating (if you do it right, you’ll barely even notice them!).

If you have a lot of bad habits today, the last thing you need to do is remodel your entire life overnight. Want to lose weight? Stop it with the crash diets and excessive exercise plans. Instead of following a super restrictive plan that bans anything fun, add one positive habit per week. For example, you could start with something easy like drinking more water during your first week. The following week, you could move on to eating 3 fruits and veggies every day. And the next week, you could aim to eat a fistful of protein at every meal.

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2. You put the cart before the horse.

“Supplementing” a crappy diet is stupid, so don’t even think about it. Focus on the actions that produce the overwhelming amount of results. If it’s not important, don’t worry about it.

3. You don’t believe in yourself.

A failure to act can cripple you before you leave the starting line. If you’ve tried (and failed) to set a New Year’s resolution (or several) in the past, I know it might be hard to believe in yourself. Doubt is a nagging voice in your head that will resist personal growth with every ounce of its being. The only way to defeat doubt is to believe in yourself. Who cares if you’ve failed a time or two? This year, you can try again (but better this time).

4. Too much thinking, not enough doing.

The best self-help book in the world can’t save you if you fail to take action. Yes, seek inspiration and knowledge, but only as much as you can realistically apply to your life. If you can put just one thing you learn from every book or article you read into practice, you’ll be on the fast track to success.

5. You’re in too much of a hurry.

If it was quick-and-easy, everybody would do it, so it’s in your best interest to exercise your patience muscles.

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6. You don’t enjoy the process.

Is it any wonder people struggle with their weight when they see eating as a chore and exercise as a dreadful bore? The best fitness plan is one that causes the least interruption to your daily life. The goal isn’t to add stress to your life, but rather to remove it.

The best of us couldn’t bring ourselves to do something we hate consistently, so make getting in shape fun, however you’ve gotta do it. That could be participating in a sport you love, exercising with a good friend or two, joining a group exercise class so you can meet new people, or giving yourself one “free day” per week where you forget about your training plan and exercise in any way you please.

7. You’re trying too hard.

Unless you want to experience some nasty cravings, don’t deprive your body of pleasure. The more you tell yourself you can’t have a food, the more you’re going to want it. As long as you’re making positive choices 80-90% of the time, don’t sweat the occasional indulgence.

8. You don’t track your progress.

Keeping a written record of your training progress will help you sustain an “I CAN do this” attitude. All you need is a notebook and a pen. For every workout, record what exercises you do, the number of repetitions performed, and how much weight you used if applicable. Your goal? Do better next time. Improving your best performance on a regular basis offers positive feedback that will encourage you to keep going.

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9. You have no social support.

It can be hard to stay motivated when you feel alone. The good news? You’re not alone: far from it. Post a status on Facebook asking your friends if anybody would like to be your gym or accountability buddy. If you know a co-worker who shares your goal, try to coordinate your lunch time and go out together so you’ll be more likely to make positive decisions. Join a support group of like-minded folks on Facebook, LinkedIn, or elsewhere on the internet. Strength in numbers is powerful, so use it to your advantage.

10. You know your what but not your why.

The biggest reason why most New Year’s resolutions fail: you know what you want but you not why you want it.

Yes: you want to get fit, lose weight, or be healthy… but why is your goal important to you? For example:

Do you want to be fit so you can be a positive example that your children can admire and look up to?

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Do you want to lose fat so you’ll feel more confident and sexy in your body than ever before?

Do you want to be healthy so you’ll have increased clarity, energy, and focus that would carry over into every single aspect of your life?

Whether you’re getting in shape because you want to live longer, be a good example, boost your energy, feel confident, have an excuse to buy hot new clothes, or increase your likelihood of getting laid (hey, I’m not here to judge) is up to you. Forget about any preconceived notions and be true to yourself.

  • The more specific you can make your goal,
  • The more vivid it will be in your imagination,
  • The more encouraged you’ll be,
  • The more likely it is you will succeed (because yes, you CAN do this!).

I hope this guide to why New Year’s resolutions fail helps you achieve your goals this year. If you found this helpful, please pass it along to some friends so they can be successful just like you. What do you hope to accomplish next year?

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