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.

Freya Stark

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.

Freya Stark

One can only really travel if one lets oneself go and takes what every place brings without trying to turn it into a healthy private pattern of one’s own and I suppose that is the difference between travel and tourism.

Jeff Goins

Traveling will change you like little else can. It will put you in places that will force you to care for issues that are bigger than you. You will begin to understand that the world is both very large and very small. You will have a newfound respect for pain and suffering, having seen that two-thirds of humanity struggle to simply get a meal each … [ Read more ]

St. Augustine

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.

St. Augustine

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

Dr. Clay Hubbs

The traveler/tourist distinction has become something of a cliché, one that taken literally makes no sense. Outside our own country we are all seen as tourists; even we use the word tourist to describe the ‘other guy.’ What distinguishes one tourist from another is how we travel, not where or even why.

Gary Langer

Travelers and tourists, the distinction is simple: Tourists are those who bring their homes with them wherever they go, and apply them to whatever they see. They are closed to experiences outside of the superficial. Travelers, however, leave home at home, bringing only themselves and a desire to learn.

Hilaire Belloc

I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.

Shirley MacLaine

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.

Spalding Gray

I hadn’t had a perfect moment yet. And it’s very important for me to have perfect moments in exotic countries like that… it kind of lets you know when it’s time to go home.


There are the same traps in Delhi as there are in every city in the world. In the west you’re used to having many things veiled. The difference here is that you can see clearly. You can see the suffering. You can see the scarcity. Every part of humanity is visible here.

Sigmund Freud

Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.

Italo Calvino

The traveler recognizes the little that is his, discovering the much he has not had and will never have.