Lord Chesterfield

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.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Only own what you can carry with you; let your memory be your travel bag.

Franz Kafka

The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.

Jennifer Miller

Travel humanizes the rest of the world. It makes people we see on the evening news our friends. It turns sanitized, carefully edited documentaries into hot, sticky, spicy, tasty, uncomfortable, beautiful, noisy, colorful realities with complexities that aren’t summed up nicely between commercial breaks. It also allows us to see ourselves differently, through the eyes of the people on the other side of that border … [ Read more ]

Nelson Mandela

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

Marina Tavares Dias

You can’t love a city if you have no memories buried there.

Kim Fay

The one thing to remember about an adventure is that if it turns out the way you expect it to, it has not been an adventure at all.

Ali Smith

If you actually go and experience someone else’s culture […] you can’t help but connect to the humanity within them […] People have to get out and interact.

German Proverb

Tell me with whom you travel, and I’ll tell you who you are.

Burton Holmes

To travel is to possess the world.

Robert D. Kaplan

The intensity of the experience of foreign places has been diluted. The real adventure of travel is mental. It is about total immersion in a place, because nobody from any other place can contact you. Thus your life is narrowed to what is immediately before your eyes, making the experience of it that much more vivid. It isn’t just the landscapes that are overpowering, but … [ Read more ]

Robert D. Kaplan

There is no entry for a traveler as dramatic as one by sea.

Bob Shacochis

If you want to know a man, the proverb goes, travel with him. If you want to know yourself, travel alone. If you want to know your own home, your own country, go make a home in another country. Stay long enough to truly be there.

Thornton Wilder

Only it seems to me that once in your life before you die you ought to see a country where they don’t talk in English and don’t even want to.

Thornton Wilder

When you’re safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.

John Tibbetts

To know a person in his home is not to know him at all: to meet him on a country road with only his baggage is to at last contact the core, the inner cell of his personality.

Maria Mitchell

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.

Eudora Welty

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.

David Sedaris

Comfort has its place, but it seems rude to visit another country dressed as if you’ve come to mow its lawns.