12 quotes that I approve as a traveller

Social media is invaded by quotes. Quotes about life, love, feelings, travels. Even though many of them can be exaggerated, I have to say that traveling as made many travel quotes living and tangible in my life. Here are some that I hope will inspire you and make you want to book that ticket and leave.


“Traveling is the only thing you pay for that makes you richer” -Unknown

Yes yes yes! This couldn’t be more accurate. I don’t know if it’s the ONLY thing but it sure is a great investment. Traveling will teach you what you can’t learn behind a desk. By seeing things and discovering new cultures, you will develop yourself and grow into a more mature and wise person. After crossing local barriers your aptitudes and character will get tested. You will realize that what you see at home is far from being the only way of doing things. You will learn that people around the globe might look different but that our insides are all made of the ‘the same stuff’. You will have new priorities and you will no longer spend times on things that add no value to your life. You will know that life is a gift, that this world is a gift and that there are far more important things than what you used to worry so much about.

“To travel is to live.”
Hans Christian Anderson

You haven’t fully started living until you stepped out of the comfort zone to reach for the unknown. You haven’t fully started living until you’ve felt what it’s like to land in a city far away with no specific plans besides finding adventures. Life truly begins at the end of our comfort zone. Until you’ve done what you are afraid of, I am sorry to say that your life hasn’t really begin. Finding yourself in a place so different from what you know will simply show you, that whoever you are, you will be at home as long as you will be on this earth. there is always something, someone, somewhere that will show you that moving is the way of collecting all the pieces that create who you really are.

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
Martin Buber

Don’t think that you have everything all figured out. In fact, if you make an A to Z plan, I can guarantee that you will get frustrated. You will end up in places you hadn’t planned, you will sleep in different places, you might even end up buying a ticket for another destination or changing your dates. You will learn that, at the of the day, there is another power drawing your path. If you think you have the pencil, you will realize sooner or later that you were living a lie my friend.enjoy the detours and don’t allow yourself to get mad over things you can’t change. Yes you will get frustrated at times but train yourself so it won’t last.

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

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
Aldous Huxley

You are not the center of attention! shocking isn’t it? You will realize that you know nothing. No, Mexicans don’t always eat tacos and no all the people i Africa are not black. I know I am going really farT here but many people do think that way. By traveling, you will realize the importance of seeing and learning. You will understand that TV or newspapers don’t educate you, they just show you a part of what you need to see. It is your job to discover the bigger picture.

“You can’t have a narrow mind and a thick passport.”
Pauline Frommer

Impossible. Unless you stay stuck in a hotel room during your travels, it is impossible to keep a closed mind after seeing many parts of the world.

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
Andre Gide

You will never have real knowledge or intelligence if you stay where you have always been. You might grow comfortable in a certain situation, but what happens when you are asked to do something completely new, in a completely different environment? Until you go to the unknown, your perception of your own intelligence and capabilities will be false.

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money”.
Susan Heller

Can I get an Amen?? This is so true. I learned that in India. I took 10 pairs of sandals with me and ended up wearing 3. The lessons I actually learned here was that, it is better to possess less and see more. This is one of the best lessons life has taught me. Sped money wisely. It is better to sleep at a hostel and get to go bungee jumping than sleep at a 5 star hotel and have to pass on sky diving.

“Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.”
Peter Hoeg

You will feel more, love more, connect more, express more. I can’t explain this to you. It is something you have to live.

“I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen non percent of.”
Louis C.K.

Stop wishing, start doing. Go!

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
Helen Keller

Wait till you meet someone with a story worth writing about.

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”
Dalai Lama

One of the best advises ever. Those who don’t plan their next trip are missing out on the most important things life could offer.

There are other travel quotes that I really love. It makes me realize that every other traveler knows exactly how I am feeling and what I am living when I go away. It is a good feeling to know that you are not completely insane


A travel lover


4 thoughts on “12 quotes that I approve as a traveller

  1. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
    Aldous Huxley

    Love this one! From traveling to different countries for both recreational and professional purposes, I learned this really fast from doing my best to blend in the authentic cultures not the tourist-friendly facades they put on.

    As a travel lover, I recommend “The Danger Of A Single Story” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It’s a TedTalk that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.



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