Daranna Gidel

You lose sight of things […] and when you travel, everything balances out.

Spanish Proverb

On a long journey even a straw weighs heavy.

David Attenborough

I’m absolutely strict about it. When I land, I put my watch right, and I don’t care what I feel like, I will go to bed at half past eleven. If that means going to bed early or late, that’s what I live by. As soon as you get there, live by that time.

Christine Gilbert

Over seven years of travel, I have seen almost everyone who started out with us stop traveling. I have seen waves of them, in fact, just one group after another, friends that we made for a season, and then, predictably, they move back home or settle down or get “real” jobs. The online travel community can feel like a thousand friendships rolled into one, but … [ Read more ]

Leah Stewart

To belong nowhere is a blessing and a curse, like any kind of freedom.

Christopher McCandless

The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

Terry Pratchett

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.

Kim McLarin

Where is home? Where do we live? Most Americans have no idea. […] Most Americans stomp around in one or two small and bolted rooms believing they are home. Believing they know where they live when they’ve never left the doorway. Never examined the foundation. Never been upstairs, or to the kitchen, or to the den.

Arthur Frommer

At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding.


Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

Thomas Paine

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

John le Carré

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.

Moose (Adam G. Sevani)

To travel is better than to arrive. […] If you choose … one path, it doesn’t mean you have to abandon all the other ones. […] It’s actually what happens along the way that counts. The stumbles and the falls and the friendships. It’s the journey, not the destination. You just gotta … trust that the future will work itself out like it’s supposed to. … [ Read more ]

Jack Kerouac

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.

Moslih Eddin Saadi

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.

Jacqueline Cochran

I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand […] Adventure is a state of mind – and spirit.

Harun Yahya

I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.

Katharine Butler Hathaway

A person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places. One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.

Ralph Crawshaw

Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way.