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.

Pliny the Younger

We travel long roads and cross water to see what we disregard when it is under our eyes. This is either because nature has so arranged things so that we go after what is far off and remain indifferent to what is nearby, or because any desire loses its intensity by being easily satisfied, or because we postpone whatever we can see whenever we want, … [ Read more ]

Augustus Hare

Better far off to leave half the ruins and nine-tenths of the churches unseen and to see well the rest; to see them not once, but again and often again; to watch them, to learn them, to live with them, to love them, till they have become a part of life and life’s recollections.

Jeff Goins

You won’t always be young. And life won’t always be just about you. So travel, young person. Experience the world for all it’s worth. Become a person of culture, adventure, and compassion. While you still can.

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And if you’re not as young as you’d like (few of us are), travel anyway. It may not be easy or practical, but it’s worth it. Traveling allows you … [ Read more ]

Carson McCullers

We are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.

Ernest Hemingway

I had an inheritance from my father
It was the moon and the sun
And though I roam all over the world
The spending of it’s never done.

From For Whom the Bell Tolls (Gypsy Rafael singing)

Stephanie Dandan

We travel not just to travel and marvel at people, places, things. That’s not just it. That was never just it for us. We travel to learn, to experience, and to feel all the spectrums of being human in this world.

We feel the most alive when we’re out there. Living nomadically with nothing but our possessions in a backpack and moving as our only … [ Read more ]