Well, summer is upon us and the holiday season is fast approaching, have you made plans yet, maybe you’re waiting for a last minute bargain or saving up the whole years leave allocation for a biggie?
Whether you are going on a major expedition or just keeping it short haul, here are a few words of wisdom to guide and inspire you.
Get motivated to explore the world with these memorable quotes from famous travellers. Let’s hope they invigorate you to pack your bags and shoot off into the wild blue yonder, exploring the farthest reaches of the planet and your soul, or maybe just the other side of the M25, it doesn’t matter how far you travel there will always be an adventure waiting.
Let’s start with
“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.”
“The much to be desired condition of suddenly finding everything astonishing, fascinating, and unique the second you are on a roadtrip…so that even the local gas station becomes full of characters and stories.”
“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.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
“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.”
“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.”
These few snippets are guaranteed to give you a kick in the wanderlust:
“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Every hundred feet the world changes” – Roberto Bolano
“At the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling” – Shanti
So remember… Take only fantastic memories, terrific photos, and, leave only light footprints. Life is a journey, enjoy the ride.
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