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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

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    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

    Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

    You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

    Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

    1. Work on the small tasks.

    When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

    Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

    2. Take a break from your work desk.

    Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

    Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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    3. Upgrade yourself

    Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

    The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

    4. Talk to a friend.

    Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

    Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

    5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

    If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

    Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

    Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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    6. Paint a vision to work towards.

    If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

    Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

    Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

    7. Read a book (or blog).

    The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

    Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

    Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

    8. Have a quick nap.

    If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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    9. Remember why you are doing this.

    Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

    What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

    10. Find some competition.

    Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

    Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

    11. Go exercise.

    Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

    Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

    As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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    Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

    12. Take a good break.

    Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

    Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

    Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

    Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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