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10 best travel quotes which will give you the final inspiration to find your calling!

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Travel quotes are the best boosters for procrastinators of the trip! These poetic, feel-good statements written by people living their dreams intend to only set you on your journey too. Sometimes all a person truly needs is a pinch of inspiration to transform into a traveller. Travelling is one of those rare aspects that are attached to a lot of prejudices and especially fears. For instance, solo women travellers struggling to decide if it’s a wise choice to set on a journey alone if a mother and a family maker thought of the family holds her back. A student who’s nervous to try new destinations or maybe a man with dreams yet a second thought of spending money on travel! So many are the reasons that a person may find to cover up their fears. Rather than fighting those off they often choose to hide behind the obvious. But, now with active social media letting us read quotes, witness travel photos and also people breaking the taboos, all set to just motivate the users more and more! It’s not a surprise that people have started to step out of the comfort zone! So, if you’re looking for some motivations to finally book your dream trip and make it your travel plan, here are the top 10 travel quotes, to do just that for you!


1. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”― Jack Kerouac

For the ones who are set in achieving goals and targets so vigorously that they forget to take the much-needed break, here’s a little reminder for the numbers of the bank account and the numbers of the target won’t matter if you have zero achievements of your own! Set on the journey that you’ve been holding on for so long, since the young age, because the clock is ticking and the mountains are waiting!

Jack Kerouac
Sometimes its all about the view and not the graph!


2. “Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

It’s never about the huge number of destinations you travelled but the experiences you collected in few that really stay with you. Most of the times, most beautiful memories are always about the journeys and rarely about the destinations. The experiences based on what you felt standing at the Grand Canyon or walking through the Egyptian Pyramids or how it felt to float on the Dead Sea, all of that, is exactly what will stay for life.

Benjamin Disraeli
Crafting the immortal memories in Indonesia


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

Travel is known to change you. Push you off your limits and challenges you to do so much more out of your comfort zone! Sometimes it will scare you, move you to the roots and fire inside you will be reborn. The side of you will be revealed to yourself that even you didn’t know existed! When you travel, out of everything, the most beautiful thing it offers is a new perception! You will never be the same with every trip you take because history shows it all, that’s how we evolved!

Mary Anne Radmacher
In the twilight of Spain's moonlight


4. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself” – David Mitchell

When people carry a strong will of escapism, they often think about travelling to a destination that will be their perfect solace. When you travel across the boundaries, it puts you in circumstances that you may never have imagined. They let you witness the true reactions that showcase your persona that may be new to yourself! Discover the traits that you always hold and grow with every travel story you stitch!

Steven Lewis
In the midst of the new unknown


5. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” - Stephen Covey

This era is known for its raging competition of achieving higher and higher motives in the career. Many people lose themselves in the running time and fast pacing rat race. And someday sooner it takes a toll on the human mind and the body. The human body was designed to explore, celebrate and travel! Make enough time to set your lives on compass more than on clock because you cannot control the clock, but you can decide your direction!

Stephen Covey
Finding directions & not chasing time


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

As we already discussed, there takes to sooth human minds than a successful career or life. These unseen roots connected to the fabric of the universe might be fragile yet ironically unbreakable. When your heartbeats increase because the sounds of the largest waterfalls, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, reverberates in a sync, you realise there’s more to life than just breathing. When you dive into the ocean and have a direct encounter with the largest living being on Earth, the Great Barrier Reef, you feel immediate connections to the different species! These mysteries set of experience that wiggle your callings are exactly what makes wandering so special.

Anatole France
Man and the Universe


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

Often believed, wandering is a something of a hippie kind or a rich man’s hobby, but it’s actually settled into the genes of every human. But this stereotypical taboo is now broken by people with the keen interest of travelling as much as they can. The ideology behind it stays the ambition to redefine life all over again with every trip lived and each journey has taken!

Stepping out of the routine, you'll find the home in you!


8. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

Imagine looking up to the sky, squinting your eyes, as the clouds pass and you struggle to see the summit of the mountain that you’re standing on the base on. Remember the sound of the gushing waves, dancing across the limitless ocean? Or maybe just sitting in nature’s embrace to witness the Northern Lights. All of these are just a few of many experiences that let you feel of being part of the insignificant universe and being exceptionally small at the same time.

Gustave Flaubert
Being the speck of mortal sand in the infinite universe


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

Discovering what satisfies your curiosity often depends on the new perception of life achieved along the journey. When you develop a new perception, everything that seemed in dull shades and usual rhythm changes completely. A new joy along with enthusiasm of facing the world to set things right is exactly what we achieve after every travel plan! A strong will to keep travelling rises because unbelievably learning and wisdom couldn’t have got any better.

Marcel Proust
Refresh your perception with every trip!


10, “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

Stunned by what travel does to you, every trip just leaves you in a dilemma of thinking about the flashbacks of the memories you collected. The feeling of contentment overpowers you, but the surprise truly begins when you start expressing those memories. That’s when you exactly realise in the mid of the narration about those details that got registered in your mind. Journeys are the best expressions of life, truly transforming you into a storyteller!

Ibn Battuta
Sketching tales with no determined storyline!


Inspirations that let you stitch the journeys of the lifetime and people whose footsteps you want to follow the trail are abundant. The world is a huge bunch of surprise, metaphorically symbolising life itself. Hence, probably travelling has become so close to so many. Pick your favourite quote from above or add more to the list. Set on your journey that’s running for so long because there’s so much to experience and so much to live!

July 03, 2018


Priyanka Tawde
Priyanka Tawde

A tripping traveller with twisted brains and a passion to express. Words may seem her forte but they are just tools for her art of expression. Pretty much a good weirdo sprinkled with stardust and space love. Mystery is what she follows and Curiosity is where you'll find her.

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