Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent (which I cannot deny myself to be without being impious) will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.

Garrison Keillor

Travel is the art form available to Everyman. You sit in the coffee shop in a strange city and nobody knows who you are, or cares, and so you shed your checkered past and your motley credentials and you face the day unarmed […] And onward we go and some day in the distant future, we will stop and turn around in astonishment to see … [ Read more ]

David Attenborough

I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.

Barry Kooijmans

Adventurous travel is like a virus for many people … Once they’ve been to some far-away destination completely on their own … it’s often as if a switch has been flipped. They’ve caught the travel bug, and from that moment on they are constantly thinking about their next trip.

Andrew Zimmern

Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.

Tad Williams

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.

Jan Myrdal

There is a third dimension to traveling, the longing for what is beyond.

Lord Tennyson

A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.

Guy Debord

Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption, is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.

Agnes Repplier

The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.

Rick Steves

It’s a very powerful Eureka! moment when you’re traveling: to realize that people don’t have the American dream. They’ve got their own dream. And that’s not a bad thing. That’s a good thing.

Jodi Ettenberg

Travel doesn’t change you by itself; it shows you how un-special you are by giving you a spectrum of living to go by.

Vietnamese Proverb

A day of traveling will bring a basketful of learning.

Wendell Berry

Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.

Pat Conroy

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.

Leonard Cohen

Going nowhere [is] the grand adventure that makes sense of everywhere else.

George Santayana

Enjoy the world, travel over it, and learn its ways, but do not let it hold you. Do not suffer it to oppress you with craving or with regret for the images that you may form of it. You will do the least harm and find the greatest satisfactions, if, being furnished as lightly as possible with possessions, you live freely among ideas.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.

Robert W. Service

There’s a race of men that don’t fit in,
A race that can’t sit still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin,
And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and rove the flood,
And they climb the mountain’s crest;
Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood,
And they don’t know how to rest.