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42 Travel Quotes To Cure Your Wanderlust

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It’s that time of the year again in the States where the snow is in full effect (at least by me!) and wanderlust is starting to take over. So if you’re like me and need some amazing travel quotes to get you through the cold, here is the perfect list!

All of these quotes in some way or another, strike a chord with me, and I hope they are able to do the same for you.

1.

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

2. 

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” ― Tim Cahill

3. 

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” ― Unknown

4. 

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ― Martin Buber

5. 

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” ― Anthony Bourdain

6. 

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” ― Jack Kerouac

7. 

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but, by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” ― Maya Angelou

8. 

“The Wanderlust has got me… by the belly-aching fire” ― Robert W. Service

9. 

“How you live your life is up to you. You have to go out and grab the world by the horns. Rope it before it ties you down and decides for you.” ― Sarah Reijonen

10. 

“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” ― D. H. Lawrence

11. 

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” ― Dalai Lama

12. 

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ―  Helen Keller

13. 

“Adventure is worthwhile.” ―  Aesop

14. 

“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” ― Henry David Thoreau

15. 

“A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.” ― Isabelle Eberhardt

16. 

“The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.” ―  Agnes Repplier

17. 

“because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars…” ― Jack Kerouac

18. 

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” ―  Unknown

19. 

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” ―  Susan Sontag

20. 

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” ―  Lin Yutang

21. 

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” ―  Anais Nin

22. 

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” ―  Anatole France

23. 

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” ―  Antoine de St. Exupery

24. 

“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” ―  Freya Stark

25. 

“Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg

26. 

“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” ―  Irving Wallace

27. 

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” ―  Miriam Beard

28. 

 “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.” ― Pico Iyer

29. 

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” ―  Roy M. Goodman

30. 

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” ―  Seneca

31. 

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” ― Susan Heller

32. 

“But wanderlust is like a pretty girl – you wake up one morning, find she’s grown old and decide that either you’re going to commit your life or you’re going to walk away.”
― Charlie LeDuff

33. 

“It sounds so far away and different. I like different places. I like any places that isn’t here.” ― Edna Ferber

34. 

“Half the fun of the travel is the aesthetic of lostness.” ― Ray Bradbury

35. 

“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterwards.”  ― Spanish Proverb

36. 

“The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience.  The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him.  He goes ‘sight-seeing’.”  ― Daniel J. Boorstin

37.

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” ― Cesare Pavese

38. 

“You will, if you’re wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown and accept whatever comes in the spirit in which the gods may offer it.” ―  Freya Stark

39.

“If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” ― Yogi Berra

40. 

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ―  Marcel Proust

41. 

Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way.”  ― Ralph Crawshaw

42. 

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”  ― Jawaharlal Nehru TC mark

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