12 Travel Quotes That Will Trigger Your Wanderlust

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While safety and routine can be comforting, it’s traveling that allows us to really open our minds to unfamiliar people and places. It creates opportunities to get to know ourselves. It encourages us to push past our boundaries. Need a little push to inspire your next journey? No matter your travel style, these words of wisdom will inspire wanderlust in even the biggest homebodies. In the wise words of Disney Pixar’s Up, “adventure is out there.”

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



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2. “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


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3. “The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.”

  1. - J.K. Rowlings


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4. “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.”

Sue Fitzmaurice


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5. “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you.”

Anthony Bourdain


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6. “It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”

- Unknown


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7. “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”

- Terry Pratchett


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



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9. “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


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10. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”

- Moslih Eddin Saadi


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11. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”

Hilaire Belloc


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12. “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


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