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51 Inspiring Travel Quotes That Will Make You Want To See The World

51 Inspiring Travel Quotes That Will Make You Want To See The World

Delayed flights. Lost luggage. Jet lag. A screaming baby in the seat right behind you.

Traveling certainly comes with its share of headaches, frustrations, and sleepless days and nights.

But travel can also lead to some of the most enriching and fulfilling moments you ever experience.

Whether you’re planning your next big adventure or just want to set out on your first new journey, check out these travel quotes that will inspire you to book your trip now. You may even get some valuable tips so you can make the most of your travels ahead.

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    Get an education…without the textbooks or boring classrooms

    1. I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education. ~David Rockefeller

    2. Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. ~Francis Bacon

    3. You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world. ~William Hazlitt

    4. Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse. ~Thomas Fuller

    5. Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting. ~Sargent Shriver

    6. The best education I have ever received was through travel. ~Lisa Ling

    7. Traveling is my form of self-education. ~Yvon Chouinard

    8. Young people should travel, and they don’t. You can’t know if you don’t go. ~Quincy Jones

    Expand your worldview

    9. People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live. ~Martin Yan

    10. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. ~Aldous Huxley

    11. You have to travel globally today to know what’s going on and maintain an edge. ~Yuri Milner

    12. We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. ~Hilaire Belloc

    13. The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one’s self to be acquainted with it. ~Lord Chesterfield

    14. The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

    15. Travel works best when you’re forced to come to terms with the place you’re in. ~Paul Theroux

    16. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore. ~André Gide

    17. Travel is one of the best anti-war weapons that there are. I’ve been to Iran, and if you’re there you see little kids, cops, old people, cemeteries. Once you see that, you can’t say, ‘Oh, Iran, let’s bomb them.’ ~Viggo Mortensen

    18. We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more. ~Pico Iyer

    Learn more about yourself

    19. To travel is to take a journey into yourself. ~Danny Kaye

    20. When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself. ~Liberty Hyde Bailey

    21. Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it. ~Eudora Welty

    22. What draws me in is that a trip is a leap in the dark. It’s like a metaphor for life. You set off from home, and in the classic travel book, you go to an unknown place. You discover a different world, and you discover yourself. ~Paul Theroux

    23. You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself. ~Ella Maillart

    24. You don’t have to travel, but I find extended travel to be a helpful tool for reexamining yourself and the constraints you’ve artificially placed on your life. It’s easy to believe everything has to be done one way if you’re always in one place around the same people. ~Timothy Ferriss

    25. Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly. ~Ella Maillart

    26. Travel far enough, you meet yourself. ~David Mitchell

    Become more tolerant

    27. Travel teaches toleration. ~Benjamin Disraeli

    28. You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot. ~Shakuntala Devi

    29. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. ~Mark Twain

    Get inspiration from others

    30. We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own. ~Maria Mitchell

    31. All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. ~Samuel Johnson

    Reflect…

    32. One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more. ~Thomas Jefferson

    33. Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection. ~Lawrence Durrell

    34. I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. ~Hilaire Belloc

    35. To travel is to take a journey into yourself. ~Danny Kaye

    36. It is better to travel well than to arrive. ~Buddha

    Step up your mindset and expectations of your self-worth

    37. If you travel first class, you think first class and you are more likely to play first class. ~Ray Floyd

    Meet new and interesting people

    38. I’ve met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with. ~Hedy Lamarr

    Have an adventure

    39. Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip. ~Aristophanes

    40. I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

    41. The land created me. I’m wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I’m more at home in the vacant lots. ~Bob Dylan

    42. Travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed, for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of. ~Ella Maillart

    43. The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar. ~Marshall McLuhan

    44. The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~Saint Augustine

    Learn how to travel stress-free

    45. Beauty, pleasure, freedom and plenty of sleep: these are the hallmarks of a successful idler’s break. Travel should not be hard work. ~Tom Hodgkinson

    See your home with a new outlook

    46. The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

    47. Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. ~Terry Pratchett

    48. Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. ~Mary Ritter Beard

    49. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. ~Lin Yutang

    50. Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

    To fall in love with life…

    51. Travel brings power and love back into your life. ~Rumi

    Featured photo credit: Thomas Leuthard via flickr.com

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    The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

    The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

    Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

    your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

      Why You Need a Vision

      Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision in mind, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Think of crafting your life vision as mapping a path to your personal and professional dreams. Life satisfaction and personal happiness are within reach. The harsh reality is that if you don’t develop your own vision, you’ll allow other people and circumstances to direct the course of your life.

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      Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

      What Do You Want?

      The question sounds deceptively simple, but it’s often the most difficult to answer. Allowing yourself to explore your deepest desires can be very frightening. You may also not think you have the time to consider something as fanciful as what you want out of life, but it’s important to remind yourself that a life of fulfillment does not usually happen by chance, but by design.

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      • Remember to ask why you want certain things
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      • Focus on your wishes, not what others expect of you.

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      • What really matters to you in life? Not what should matter, what does matter.
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      • Set aside money for a moment; what do you want in your career?
      • What are your secret passions and dreams?
      • What would bring more joy and happiness into your life?
      • What do you want your relationships to be like?
      • What qualities would you like to develop?
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      • What are your talents? What’s special about you?
      • What would you most like to accomplish?
      • What would legacy would you like to leave behind?

      It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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      What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

      Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

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      It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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