20 Travel Quotes to Get You Off the Couch

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I remember seeing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time as a child. I had this overwhelming feeling of serenity bubbling up within my soul. That first experience of true awe and appreciation has left me chasing that feeling. Every time I travel somewhere new, I re-live that moment, and I am filled with a new hope, a new inspiration that makes me feel like I can do anything. Travel has made me think more deeply about life, about myself, and my context within this world. Here are some of my favorite quotes that I hope will inspire others to take their own travels.
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“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Ibn Battuta

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Henry Miller

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Mark Twain

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” Matsuo Basho

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” Buddha

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“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” John Steinbeck

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

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” Mary Anne Radmacher

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” Moslih Eddin Saadi

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

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


“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” Lao Tzu

“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

“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” Dagobert D. Runes

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” Henry David Thoreau

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled.” Mohamed

“If an ass goes traveling, he’ll not come home a horse.” Thomas Fuller

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” John A. Shedd

“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

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