Travel Inspiration & Quotes

Monday, March 16, 2015

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step' or as Tipi will argue with this click. Read on for the most inspiring travel quotes and beautiful wallpapers that will compel you to book that plane tickets and begin your own journey of a thousand miles. 

I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question - Harun Yahya. 

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

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

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.

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.

Once you traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey - Pat Conroy.

Now more that ever do I realise that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drench elsewhere - Isabelle Eberhardt.

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost - J. R.R. Tolkein.

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign - Robert Louis Stevenson.

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 with our eyes open - Jawaharai Nehru.

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it - Rudyard Kipling.

Adventure is a path… your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind- and perhaps realise that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black and white - Mark Jenkins.

A ship in harbour is safe, but that’s not why ships were built - John A Shedd.

Trust me, its paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven’t tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It’s probably worth it- Richard film adaptation ‘The Beach’.

Travel is like is always tempted to be unfaithful to one’s own country. To have imagination is inevitably to be dissatisfied with where you live…in our wanderlust, we are lovers looking for consummation - Anatole Broyard.

Our happiest moments as tourist always seem to come when we stumble upon on thing while in pursuit of something else - Lawrence Block.

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 that our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can in our ignorance and knowledge to those parts of the globe where riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and to fall in love once more - Pico Iyer from 'Why we Travel'.

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

Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end - Pico Iyer.

To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers and the shakers the world is all around, an endless invitation - unknown. 

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