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.

Robert Searns

In a world of constant change and flux where being in the moment seems increasingly harder to attain, there is also something about the notion of traveling along a pathway–under our own power–that reconnects us, and indeed binds together all humanity.

Jodi Ettenberg

When people ask me what’s next I usually say “I don’t know.” Because I don’t. Because we rarely do anyhow, but when we choose a life that is so flexible, we know even less. All we have instead is the bag that is with us, the shoes on our feet, and the brainpower that pushes us to be what we want to be.

Saber Ben Hassen

Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.

Richard Halliburton

The pleasure of travel increases in direct proportion to the decrease of baggage.

Pope John-Paul II

Tourism enables people to contemplate the beauty of God in his creation and, through contact with others, helps to intensify mutual dialogue and acquaintance. Travel can thus compensate for the lack of human contact that is often felt in daily life.

Frank Tatchell

The real fun of traveling can only be got by one who is content to go as a comparatively poor man […] it is not money which travel demands so much as leisure, and anyone with a small, fixed income can travel all the time.

Leslie Jamison

Every paradise is made possible by blindness.

Gwyn Thomas

But the beauty is in the walking – we are betrayed by destinations.

Sydney Morning Herald

We have a voracious appetite for the undiscovered and the authentic and, having discovered it, we then want it tamed and turned into a hotel floorshow that we can watch from our buffet table – only to complain later that the whole thing was “a bit touristy.”

Muslih-uddin Sadi

Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners.

Rosalia de Castro

I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though we travel the world to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

Ian Frazier

I don’t believe you know a place until you’ve been really bored in it.

Paulo Coehlo

I am not a foreigner because I haven’t been praying to return safely home, I haven’t wasted my time imagining my house, my desk, my side of the bed. I am not a foreigner because we are all traveling, we are all full of the same questions, the same tiredness, the same fears, the same selfishness and the same generosity. I am not a foreigner … [ Read more ]

Paulo Coelho

When you travel, you experience, in a very practical way, the act of rebirth. You confront completely new situations, the day passes more slowly, and on most journeys you don’t even understand the language people speak. So you are like a child just out of the womb. You begin to attach much more importance to the things around you because your survival depends upon them. … [ Read more ]

Alexander Cockburn

The travel writer seeks the world we have lost – the lost valleys of the imagination.

Giles Smith

In reality it is practically impossible really to understand a culture removed to a great degree from your own. Nevertheless you can learn a great deal about a culture by traveling, but it will always be assimilated within the framework of your own cultural background. What is really great about travel is immersing yourself in another culture and being able to place the narrow and … [ Read more ]

Iain Manley

If the past is in fact a foreign country, it makes sense that travel writers, translating their experiences for a readership at home, would make the best guides.