Travel quotes designed to banish procrastination for good. This list will encourage you to take action and also impact other areas of your life in a positive way. We guarantee there will be one on this list that resonates with you, and that you'll take it with you wherever you go in your mind. Enjoy the article, share it with your friends and gain a fresh perspective.
Who are these quotes from? All types of people, from well-known inspirations to normal folk with an insatiable zest for travel.
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“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” Dalai Lama
“Collect moments. Not things.”
Key Takeaway: One of our favourite quotes. We are so wrapped up in collecting 'things' in modern-day living we can be prone to neglecting what's around us.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Neale Donald Walsch
“Do not dare not to dare.”
“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien
Key Takeaway: An absolute classic quote and relating to the common stereotype that those that travel the world are lost souls and struggling to find themselves. Even if they were - what better way to do it?
"It is better to regret where you have been - rather than regret where you have not." Nomad Genie
“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn
“Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.”
“So much of who we are is where we have been.” William Langewiesche
“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” Douglas Ivester
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain.” Jack Kerouac
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
Key Takeaway: This is so true! So intent on keeping up with the Jones' and having flash cars and working long-hours - many folk forget to explore and enjoy some of the greatest experiences and education that travelling can provide.
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Unknown
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Ibn Battuta
“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S Eliot
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal.”
“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” Anita Desai
"There are seven days in a week and 'someday' isn't one of them." Benny Lewis
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
“Your past experiences will flavour your future ones, that is human nature.”
“Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” Muhammad Ali
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
Key Takeaway: We tend to be wrapped up in daily life, too busy with other things to notice what else is going on around us. Travel provides perspective, and connection with other people and makes you realise the scale of population and diversity of communities and cultures around the world.
“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
Key Takeaway: Be brave - explore the places that only speak the native language and serve up local food. You'll grow in confidence and happiness.
“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein
“Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.”
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” Susan Sontag
Key Takeaway: Having goals of places to visit and explore will encourage you to take action and ensure you visit the places you've always wanted.
“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”
“My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”
“I began to realize that I could go wherever and whenever I dreamed.”
"Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you." Ghaniya Demi
Key Takeaway: Travelling poses risks. Like many things in life, especially when you step outside your comfort zone. However, staying in the same place will eventually lead to a predictable ending. Take calculated risks to fulfil your dreams.
“Travel empties out everything you’ve into the box called your life, all the things you accumulate to tell you who you are.”
"Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times." Asian Proverb
Key Takeaway: There is little to compete with experiencing something first-hand. Visiting a breathtaking or emotive place can spark emotion and memories that stay with you forever. Something that viewing a travel blog on YouTube can't replace.
“You can't understand a city without using its public transportation system.”
“Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.”