Alex Garland

For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven’t tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It’s probably worth it.

Amelia E. Barr

The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.

HG Wells

It seems as inevitable that voyaging should make men free in their minds as that settlement within a narrow horizon should make men timid and servile.

Freya Stark

The art of learning fundamental common values is perhaps the greatest gain of travel to those who wish to live at ease among their fellows.

Freya Stark

The tourist travels in his own atmosphere like a snail in his shell and stands, as it were, on his own perambulating doorstep to look at the continents of the world. But if you discard all this, and sally forth with a leisurely and blank mind, there is no knowing what may not happen to you.

Gloria Gaither

We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.

William Hazlitt

I would like to spend the whole of my life traveling, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend at home.

William Hazlitt

It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

William Hazlitt

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

Italo Calvino

Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did now know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.

Italo Calvino

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.

Sir Walter Scott

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,
As home his footsteps he hath turn’d
From wandering on a foreign strand!
If such there breathe, go, mark him well

Edward Streeter

Travel is ninety percent anticipation and ten percent recollection.

Charles Caleb Colton

Those who visit foreign nations, but who associate only with their own countrymen, change their climate, but not their customs; they […] return home with traveled bodies, but untraveled minds.

Mehmet Murat ildan

Be the inner journeys, be the outer travels, all trips elevate man, all voyages lift him up!

Matt Kepnes

Culture only shows itself over time. As travelers, we move around a lot. We scratch surfaces but never peel back the layers of the onion. There’s only so much you can do in a few days. If you really want to understand a place on a deeper level, at some point, you need to just stop, stay put, and soak in your environment.

Oscar Wilde

Travel ennobles the spirit and does away with our prejudices.

Regina Nadelson

Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage.

Cesare Pavese

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.

Cesare Pavese

Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.