Charles Dickens

One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it’s left behind.

Ella Maillart

Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly.

Sheridan Anderson

Backpacking is the art of knowing what not to take.

Cindy Ross

Long distance hiking is not a vacation, it’s too long for that. It’s not recreation, too much toil and pain involved. It is, we decide, a way of life, a very simplified Spartan way of living […] life on the move […] heavy packs, sweating brow; they make you appreciate warm sunshine, companionship, cool water. The best way to appreciate these things that are precious … [ Read more ]

M. C. Richards

Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other.

Henry David Thoreau

I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking, that is, of taking walks, who had a genius, so to speak, for sauntering; which word is beautifully derived “from idle people who roved about the country, in the middle ages, and asked charity, under pretence of going à la sainte terre” — to … [ Read more ]

Shauna Niequist

When you’re (traveling) with someone else, you share each discovery, but when you are alone, you have to carry each experience with you like a secret, something you have to write on your heart, because there’s no other way to preserve it.

Suzy Strutner

Solo travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone, it also pushes you out of the zone of others’ expectations.

Kuo Hsi

It has been said that there are landscapes one can walk through, landscapes which can be gazed upon, landscapes in which one may dwell […]  Those fit for walking through or being gazed upon are not equal to those in which one may dwell or ramble.

Robert Burton

Peregrination charms our senses with such unspeakable and sweet variety that some count him that never traveled, a kind of prisoner, and pity his case: that, from his cradle to his old age, he beholds the same still; still, still the same, the same.

John Muir

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like falling leaves.

Robert Searns

In a world of constant change and flux where being in the moment seems increasingly harder to attain, there is also something about the notion of traveling along a pathway–under our own power–that reconnects us, and indeed binds together all humanity.

Jodi Ettenberg

When people ask me what’s next I usually say “I don’t know.” Because I don’t. Because we rarely do anyhow, but when we choose a life that is so flexible, we know even less. All we have instead is the bag that is with us, the shoes on our feet, and the brainpower that pushes us to be what we want to be.

Saber Ben Hassen

Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.

Richard Halliburton

The pleasure of travel increases in direct proportion to the decrease of baggage.

Pope John-Paul II

Tourism enables people to contemplate the beauty of God in his creation and, through contact with others, helps to intensify mutual dialogue and acquaintance. Travel can thus compensate for the lack of human contact that is often felt in daily life.

Frank Tatchell

The real fun of traveling can only be got by one who is content to go as a comparatively poor man […] it is not money which travel demands so much as leisure, and anyone with a small, fixed income can travel all the time.

Leslie Jamison

Every paradise is made possible by blindness.

Gwyn Thomas

But the beauty is in the walking – we are betrayed by destinations.