“Travel as much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place”
With the holidays in full gear and the new year just around the corner, it’s the *perfect* time to start brewing up some travel plans. It may sound cliché but I wholeheartedly believe that travel, is one of the very few things (education being another), that we can buy that truly makes us richer.
Whilst the phrase “it’s a such a small world” certainly rings true (i.e: unexpectedly running into someone you know in another, obscure part of the world far removed from where had initially come to meet that individual), the world is simultaneously vast and the list of new destinations to explore, to discover and to learn from are endless.
As a self-professed passionate traveler, what I found to be most amazing about traveling is, whether we are conscious of it or not, when we willingly spend time and effort to immerse ourselves in a new culture – to attempt to understand a way of living that is very much different than ours, we are forever changed, for the better.
With that, I hope the following collection of insightful travel words of wisdom will inspire you to pack up and head out into the unknown as much as you can. My it motivates you to explore the farthest reaches of our planet and your soul, to experience the world and, perhaps find out who you really are in the process. Bon Voyage!
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” – Susan Sontag
“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin
“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson
“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – André Paul Guillaume Gide
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca
“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson
“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.” – Wendell Berry
“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”– Neale Donald Walsch
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien