Michael Mewshaw

Personally I like going places where I don’t speak the language, don’t know anybody, don’t know my way around and don’t have any delusions that I’m in control. Disoriented, even frightened, I feel alive, awake in ways I never am at home.

Rosita Forbes

The perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore. Achievement is the price which the wanderer pays for the right to venture.

William Least Heat Moon

What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.

Ivy Baker Priest

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.

Rosita Forbes

That is the charm of a map. It represents the other side of the horizon where everything is possible. It has the magic of anticipation without the toil and sweat of realization. The greatest romance ever written pales before the possibilities of adventure that lie in the faint blue trails from sea to sea.

Samuel Johnson

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.

Samuel Johnson

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.

Edward Readicker-Henderson

Whoever created the world went to a lot of trouble. It would be downright rude not to go out and see as much of it as possible.

Kathleen Lee

If you travel, it must be to seek difference.

Riana Ambarsari

Every journey is personal. Every journey is spiritual. You can’t compare them, can’t replace, can’t repeat. You can bring back the memories but they only bring tears to your eyes.

Edith Wharton

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.

Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

Carlo Goldoni

A wise traveler never despises his own country.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Own only what you can carry with you… Let your memory be your travel bag.

Izaak Walton

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.

Gabrielle Zevin

They should tell you when you’re born: have a suitcase heart, be ready to travel.

Hermann Hesse

I am much inclined to live from my rucksack, and let my trousers fray as they like.

Hermann Hesse

One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.


There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all.