Alexander Sattler

I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see little of it.

Alfred North Whitehead

One main factor in the upward trend of animal life has been the power of wandering.

Ella Maillart

Certain travelers give the impression that they keep moving because only then do they feel fully alive.


Some people can walk around the world and see nothing while others can walk around the block and see the entire world.

Lawrence Block

Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.

Lance Morrow

People travel because it teaches them things they could learn no other way.

Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, “I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.”

Roald Dahl

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.

Charles Dickens

One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it’s left behind.

Ella Maillart

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.

Sheridan Anderson

Backpacking is the art of knowing what not to take.

Cindy Ross

Long distance hiking is not a vacation, it’s too long for that. It’s not recreation, too much toil and pain involved. It is, we decide, a way of life, a very simplified Spartan way of living […] life on the move […] heavy packs, sweating brow; they make you appreciate warm sunshine, companionship, cool water. The best way to appreciate these things that are precious … [ Read more ]

M. C. Richards

Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other.

Henry David Thoreau

I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking, that is, of taking walks, who had a genius, so to speak, for sauntering; which word is beautifully derived “from idle people who roved about the country, in the middle ages, and asked charity, under pretence of going à la sainte terre” — to … [ Read more ]

Shauna Niequist

When you’re (traveling) with someone else, you share each discovery, but when you are alone, you have to carry each experience with you like a secret, something you have to write on your heart, because there’s no other way to preserve it.

Suzy Strutner

Solo travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone, it also pushes you out of the zone of others’ expectations.

Kuo Hsi

It has been said that there are landscapes one can walk through, landscapes which can be gazed upon, landscapes in which one may dwell […]  Those fit for walking through or being gazed upon are not equal to those in which one may dwell or ramble.

Robert Burton

Peregrination charms our senses with such unspeakable and sweet variety that some count him that never traveled, a kind of prisoner, and pity his case: that, from his cradle to his old age, he beholds the same still; still, still the same, the same.

John Muir

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like falling leaves.