Isabella Lucy Bird

Travelers are privileged to do the most improper things with perfect propriety. That is one charm of traveling.

Jessa Crispin

…the purpose of travel writing has changed as travel itself has changed and become more accessible. Listening is less important when readers no longer rely on written accounts to transport them vicariously to places they would never have the opportunity to see for themselves. Today’s writing is more aspirational. The travel writer sells not only lovely prose and insights into a new land but also … [ Read more ]

Rudyard Kipling

What can they know of England who only England know?

Kahlil Gibran

We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered.

Sir Vivian Fuchs

If you actually look like your passport photo, you aren’t well enough to travel.

Geoff Dyer

The ideal is to feel at home anywhere, everywhere.

Alan Watts

The joy of travel is not nearly so much in getting where one wants to go as in the unsought surprises which occur on the journey.

Pico Iyer

If it is the first secret conceit of every voyageur to imagine that he alone has found the world’s last paradise, it is second to believe that the door has slammed shut right behind him.

Hans Christian Andersen

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.

James Michener

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.

Elizabeth Drew

Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.

Ross Morley

Travel is like a giant blank canvas, and the painting on the canvas is only limited by one’s imagination.

Rabindranath Tagore

There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won’t.

Thomas Jefferson

I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.

Rabindranath Tagore

For many years, at great cost, I traveled through many countries, saw the high mountains, the oceans. The only things I did not see were the sparkling dewdrops in the grass just outside my door.

Antonio Machado

Traveler, there is no path, paths are made by walking.

Thomas Fuller

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

Thomas Fuller

If an ass goes traveling he will not come home a horse.

Pico Iyer

Anyone who travels knows you are not doing it to move around, but to be moved.

Caleb Colton

Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untraveled minds.